Canadian Federation of Students says Liberals failing Nova Scotia youth

The Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia (CFS-NS) says the provincial Liberals are failing to create jobs opportunities for youth.

Data released from Statistics Canada last week showed Nova Scotia lost more jobs for young people than any other province, dropping nine per cent in two years from 63,400 to 57,200.

Charlotte Kiddell, Chairperson for CFS-NS, says students in Nova Scotia are graduating into one of the weakest labour markets in Canada.

She adds that with an average debt load of $38,000, graduates are being forced into a position where they leave Nova Scotia for job opportunities.

With the three per cent cap on tuition increases lifted in 2015, CFS-NS says fees increased by 5.6 per cent last year, compared to the national rate of 2.8 per cent.