November 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Updated: November 15, 2017 4:42 pm

NDP Education critic gets names mixed up in student welfare question

NDP Education Critic Peggy Sattler

Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park
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The hardships faced by many college students were brought up in the Ontario Legislature Tuesday.

London West MPP Peggy Sattler, the NDP’s Education critic, raised concerns from a CKWS story last week about a St. Lawrence College student whose OSAP is running out.

READ MORE: Premier’s staffer allegedly tells St. Lawrence College student to ‘call welfare’ amid OSAP concerns

The student called the Premier’s office and was told to contact welfare for financial assistance.

But the education critic got the names wrong and identified reporter Morganne Campbell as the student named in the Global News story.

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Amanda Low is the actual college student who claims she was told to go on welfare. Not Campbell.

The MPP’s office has apologized for the name mix-up and corrected an online press release.

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