Ryerson’s DMZ example of solutions to students’ financial woes: Chrystia Freeland

Entrepreneurship is a part of the solution to students’ financial problems and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is the perfect example, said the Liberal candidate for the Toronto Centre federal byelection, Chrystia Freeland.

Freeland spoke with The Ryersonian Friday and identified tuition, student loans and entrepreneurship as three important areas her party is looking at.

She touted the DMZ as an example of the opportunities students can create with the right support.

“The DMZ at Ryerson is a tremendously important place. It’s an exampe,” Freeland said. “We need more of these and we need to really double down on the DMZ.”

Freeland has spent much of her career as a journalist writing about issues of income inequality.

She added that tuition must be affordable to students from all family backgrounds and walks of life.

Freeland said the student loan system needs to be re-examined and the amount of interest students pay may be the place to start.

Candidates from the four major parties – Conservative, Liberal, NDP and Green – will participate in an all-candidates’ debate Saturday at the University of Toronto where they’ll take students’ questions.

Video shot by Nuruddin Qorane

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