Nova Scotia New Democrats are offering post-secondary graduates a tax incentive to stay and work in the province.

 


NDP Leader Darrell Dexter says under the rebate program students who
graduate this month from university could get up to $15,000 back over a
six-year period, while college graduates could see up to $7,500.

 

Dexter says the aim is to help Nova Scotia compete with
provinces like Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, which offer rebates of
up to $20,000, and Manitoba, which offers $25,000.

 


He says the program would cost the province an additional $6.5 million.

 


Graduates will be able to claim a maximum of $2,500 a year.


Dexter made the announcement during a campaign stop in Dartmouth.