Report says Canada's student debt at $17 billion

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The Canadian Press has obtained a presentation that warns the student loan system is broken.

It says defaults and delays have been on the rise and puts the total of federal student debt at about $17 billion dollars.

Student groups are demanding more non-repayable grants and waiving interest payments on student loans.

They're preparing to launch get-out-the-vote campaigns to get students to cast ballots in the October federal election.