Trudeau announced a grant for students who do volunteer work between now and Oct. 31. They can earn $1000 for every 100 hours of volunteer work they do.
Yesterday, I saw a news item on this with students COMPLAINING about it. They want the money but some are complaining about it requiring too many hours and that there wasn't enough time available. I can't find a link but I most definitely did see a couple of students being interviewed and saying, 'we need the money for textbooks, etc. but' and then going on to say 'too many hours' and 'not enough time'.
So I did the math. To get the full $5k, they would need to work 500 hours. That translates to 12.5 weeks at 40 hours per week. If they started next week, they would have 18 weeks to do it in. Seems more than doable to me.
So I have to ask myself what is the real basis of their complaining?