November 16, 2020
Hon. Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
RE: Canada Student Loan Repayment
Throughout this pandemic, our Government has taken strong action to support Canadians. Through measures such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) enhancement of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ), and a 6-month interest-free moratorium on Canada Student Loans, our Government has been there for Canadians and we will continue to be.
As you know, the moratorium on repayments for Canada Student Loans ended on September 30, 2020. With the second wave of COVID-19 upon us, it is imperative that we support students and new graduates. One of the best ways that we can do that is to extend the moratorium on student loan repayment so that students and recent graduates can focus on getting through this pandemic.
I have heard from many students and recent graduates in Whitby about how extending this moratorium would provide them with more flexibility, peace of mind, and resources during this uncertain time.
Thank you for your consideration.
Member of Parliament for Whitby