Media Advisory - Canadian Federation of Students Available for Comment on
Federal Budget Implications for Post-secondary Education and Research

OTTAWA, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Federation of Students' National Chairperson Katherine Giroux-Bougard will be available on Parliament Hill for comment immediately following the tabling of the federal budget on March 4.

During pre-budget consultations, the Canadian Federation of Students made the following recommendations:

    
    -   Increase funding to the post-secondary education portion of the
        Canada Social Transfer;
    -   Redirect funding from education tax credits to up-front student
        grants;
    -   Strengthen financial support for Aboriginal students.
    

The Canadian Federation of Students pre-budget submission is available for download in the research and policy section of www.cfs-fcee.ca.

Founded in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more that one-half million students in all ten provinces. Students in Canada have been represented by the Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations since 1927.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Katherine Giroux-Bougard, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, (613) 232-7394


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