TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - College and university students in the
Greater Toronto Area are mourning the death of affordable, accessible
post-secondary education in Ontario. A funeral procession and eulogy
delivery will take place today to pay respects.
"This Halloween, students across the province are mourning the passing
of a post-secondary education system that was once affordable and
accessible," said Alastair Woods, Chairperson of the Canadian
Federation of Students-Ontario. "Tuition fees are out of reach for the
average student in Ontario where we pay the highest fees in all of
Students will be giving eulogies speaking to what an affordable,
accessible post-secondary education system means to them and their
constituents. There will be students commenting on access issues for
graduate and college students, as well as for marginalized communities.
"Graduate students have known post-secondary education for a long time
and are saying goodbye to its affordability and accessibility at
today's funeral," said Anna Goldfinch, National Executive
Representative for the Canadian Federation of Students- Ontario.
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario represents more than 300,000
college, undergraduate and graduate students in all regions of the
province, including students at George Brown College, OCAD, Ryerson
University, York University and the St. George, Mississauga, and
Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information:
Alastair Woods, Chairperson: 647-378-8942 (cell)
Caitlin Smith, Campaigns Coordinator: 647-637-5317 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org