Liberal Party plans to give more money to trade schools
Credit: THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA
Khalil Ramal, running for Member of Parliament as the Liberal candidate in the London-Fanshawe riding, plans to get rid of unpaid internships and instead set up a fund that will allow companies to offer paid internships, with the pay coming out of the fund rather than the company.
Previously, he was a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from 2003 to 2011. Ramal stated that he has a good connection with Fanshawe and “will commit to continue working with Fanshawe College” if he is elected MP for the London- Fanshawe riding.
The Liberal economic platform has a plan in place to help combat youth unemployment. They are catering to Fanshawe students and students at schools similar to Fanshawe by promising to invest money into trade programs to create jobs.
“[The students of Fanshawe College] play a pivotal role in our future vision for this nation,” Ramal said.
Additionally, the Liberal Party is going to find a solution to the problem of unpaid internships. They are looking to do this by creating a fund that will allow companies to offer internships, but the interns will be paid from the fund instead of the company paying their salaries.
Ramal stated that there are more details to come on this, but that it would take effect immediately upon the Liberal Party taking office.
Ramal also discussed creating a high speed rail to connect Toronto and Windsor and mentioned that London’s current public transit system needs to be expanded.
When asked if the Liberal Party would eliminate tuition or cap student debt, Ramal stated that they are willing to work with the provinces to find a solution to these issues.
Ramal understands the importance of having an educated society and said that Canada will only keep our place in the world by having well-educated citizens.
The Liberal Party is looking to stimulate the economy, create growth and also balance the books, but they know that they will need to take it one step at a time. They have promised to not raise taxes or cut public services. They will instead invest in infrastructure to pull the nation out of its current recession.
According to Ramal, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is ready to create the change that Canada needs.