Media Advisory - Students visit Toronto Harbourfront to talk election issues, voting

TORONTO, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - College and university students from across Toronto will be at the Harbourfront talking to families about issues impacting students and youth in the upcoming provincial election.

What: Student voter outreach at Toronto Harbourfront
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time: 12 PM to 2 PM
Location: Harbourfront Centre

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario launched the Generation Vote campaign this election to call on the province's political parties to take action to improve the lives of students and youth. The campaign focuses on five main demands:

  • Reduce tuition fees for all students by 30 per cent;
  • Stop allowing institutions to charge illegal ancillary fees;
  • Introduce OHIP coverage for international students;
  • End unpaid internships; and
  • Increase public transit funding for lower student fares and student discounts.

This election, Tim Hudak has said that a Progressive Conservative government would cut $400 million in student aid. Andrea Horwath has committed the New Democrats to a four year tuition fee freeze, but only after tuition fees increase yet again this September. Before the election, the Liberals distributed misleading materials claiming to have reduced tuition fees, despite tuition fees increasing as much as 80 per cent under their government.

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario is the province's largest student organization, representing over 350,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario

For further information:

Kaley Kennedy, Communications Coordinator: (647) 302-3891 or communications@cfsontario.ca