Students Host Provincial Day of Action to Keep the Freeze and Restore Education Funding

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Students across Newfoundland and Labrador are participating in a provincial day of action on November 12th, 2015 to call upon all parties to restore education funding and keep the tuition freeze for all students.  The "Keep the Freeze" campaign is a call to provincial parties to keep public education accessible for all students.

"The idea of saddling students with massive debts to finance our public institutions is contrary to how we have built our education system as a province." Said Travis Perry, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students Newfoundland and Labrador. "There is no better way to invest in the future of our province than to invest in post-secondary education."

 

Local actions will be hosted by students at the following campuses

College of the North Atlantic– Bay St. George
College of the North Atlantic - Baie Verte
College of the North Atlantic - Bonavista
College of the North Atlantic- Carbonear
College of the North Atlantic - Channel-Port aux Basques
College of the North Atlantic – Clarenville
Memorial University of Newfoundland- Grenfell Campus with students from the College of the North Atlantic – Cornerbrook
College of the North Atlantic– Gander
College of the North Atlantic - Grand Falls-Windsor
College of the North Atlantic- Happy Valley-Goose Bay
College of the North Atlantic – Labrador West
College of the North Atlantic - Prince Philip Drive
College of the North Atlantic - Ridge Road, with students from the Marine Institute
College of the North Atlantic- St. Anthony
Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John's

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more that one-half million students in all ten provinces. All 28,000 post-secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador are united as members of the Federation. The Federation and its predecessor organisations have represented students in Canada since 1927.

 

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students

For further information: For further information and local spokespeople please contact Michael Walsh, Newfoundland and Labrador Organizer at: (office) 709.737.3204, (cell) 709.685.3203, m.walsh@cfs-nl.ca

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