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The high cost of rent for students

We ask whether high rent for students means only the wealthy can get the best education.

We ask whether high rent for students means only the wealthy can get the best education. Pietro Fioretta is a student who helped launch a Cut the Rent campaign, and explains the problem. Daniel Markovits, author of The Meritocracy Trap discusses how high rental costs impact students from poorer backgrounds. And we hear how students in the Netherlands benefit from lower than average rents while at university. Also in the programme, Justin Trudeau has won a second term as prime minister of Canada, although his Liberal party has lost its overall majority. Scott Peterson is morning business host for CBC in Canada and tells us how that might lead to problems for the country's energy sector. Plus we have a report from India on how the value of the e-sports industry has nearly quadrupled to more than a billion dollars over the last four years.

(Picture: Students in a lecture theatre. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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