Petition calling for an overhaul of Trudeau’s Student Service Grant program surpasses its goal

“A net negative impact on the social sector”

Why It Matters

The federal government’s $912 million Canada Student Service Grant program could put 100,000 students to work this summer in the social impact sector. But the program is receiving heavy criticism, after the government announced that WE Charity would administer it — and now, more than 900 Canadians have signed a petition calling for its complete overhaul.

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