OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today, students and their
families will have a new resource to learn about where the parties stand on
post-secondary education and research issues. Built by the Canadian Federation
of Students, VoteEducation.ca will provide policy analysis, information on how
to vote, and up-to-the-minute campaign news as it relates to universities and
"Several challenges face Canada's post-secondary education system. Many
of them, such as fair copyright law or closing the Aboriginal participation
gap, are issues that must be addressed by the federal government," said
Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of
Students. "The federal leaders must also table a plan to protect students and
their families from tuition fee and ancillary fee increases."
Members of the Canadian Federation of Students will be mobilising in
communities across the country to make post-secondary education a
vote-determining issue. Canada has over 200 public universities and colleges
in hundreds of urban and rural communities.
"Students want a Prime Minister who understands that public
post-secondary education spending is actually an economic investment in
tomorrow's workforce," said Giroux-Bougard.
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student
organisation. It is composed of over 80 university and college students'
associations with a combined membership of over one half million students.
For further information:
For further information: Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson,
Canadian Federation of Students, (613) 232-7394