Students in Ottawa Join National Day of Action for Free Education

Rallies at Carleton University and University of Ottawa, March to Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Today students in Ottawa are taking to the streets and rallying on Parliament Hill for free education. The actions are part of a national day of action taking place all across the country as part of the Canadian Federation of Students' campaign for free education.

WHAT:    

Students are calling on the federal and provincial governments to take immediate action to eliminate tuition fees, address mounting student debt and increase funding for Indigenous students through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP).



DATE :      

Wednesday, November 2, 2016



WHERE :

Carleton University: 11am, 4th Floor UniCentre


Rally from 11am – 11:30am.


Students board busses for uOttawa at 11:30am.




University of Ottawa: 12 noon, Tabaret Lawn


Rally from 12:00 – 12:30pm.


Students march to Parliament Hill at 12:30pm.




March: 12:30pm – 1:00pm


From Tabaret Lawn (University of Ottawa) to Parliament Hill




Parliament Hill: 1pm


Rally from 1pm – 1:45pm.

 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:            

  • CFS National Chairperson Bilan Arte
  • Canadian Labour Congress Executive VP Donald Lafleur
  • Executive members of the students' unions at Carleton University, St. Paul's University and the University of Ottawa

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's oldest and largest students' union, uniting more than 650,000 college and university students in the demand for high-quality, public, post-secondary education.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students

For further information: about events or to arrange an interview contact Sarah McCue, Communications Coordinator, 613-232-7394 (office), 613-797-6626 (cellular) or s.mccue@cfs-fcee.ca

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