And evidence shows that countries do better when they invest in post-secondary education and reduce barriers to enrolment.

Yet both Liberals and Conservative governments have done the opposite, significantly increasing tuition fees over the past few decades.

Graduates are now burdened with an average of $27,000 in student debt, making this the first Canadian generation to face diminished prospects than their parents.

Linda and the Toronto NDP will fight for increased federal funding to make post-secondary education affordable and protect its central role in our democracy.