Provide Emergency Grant for International Students in pandemic COVID-19

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         There are about 435,000 international post-secondary students in Canada, making up about 20 per cent of the overall student body. As universities and colleges close their campuses and ask students to leave residences in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. International students in Canada are finding themselves increasingly isolated, lonely and worried about their future. They are thousands of miles away from their families, watching from Canada as international borders shut down, airlines cancel flights, and cities and countries announce drastic isolation measures. They are worried about their families as the virus spreads through their countries and they're worried about how they're going to get through this themselves, isolated in a country where they lack the support networks they would normally have at home. 

        Universities and colleges across Canada have moved classes and services online, emptied their campuses and asked students to go home. But for many international students, going home may no longer be possible. The two largest source countries are India and China. Many of these students have been scrambling to return home or must stay because of border and airline restrictions in their countries. With new social distancing measures being introduced quickly and with little warning as countries scramble to contain the outbreak, some students have seen their situation change abruptly. 

        Financial worries are also starting to mount for students who already pay heavy tuition fees to study in Canada and did not budget for a longer stay or living here during a pandemic. Many students are financially strapped and helpless to deposit the tuition fees due to bank closures in their home countries, their parents are incapable to send money and seeking fee deposit date extensions. 

       Currently, Lets all start supporting international students and request the Government of Canada and all public/private Colleges and Universities to provide financial assistance and extension to pay the tuition fees.