Student Loan Discrimination
This case alleges that the Canada Student Loans Program discriminates against students with permanent disabilities by setting debt as a function of the number of semesters in school. On average, students with permanent disabilities are forced to take more semesters to finish their programs, and so on average incur more student debt.
The court will decide at a later date if the case will proceed as a class action.
The case seeks to represent all (1) students (2) with permanent disabilities (3) who incurred debts under the Canada Student Loans Program or associated provincial programs (4) since August 1, 1995 and (5) have not had the excess debt forgiven.