SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Students at Laurentian University will begin a three day, on-campus camp out on Monday, January 30 to protest the rising cost of post-secondary education and to bring attention to a National Day of Student Action to be held on Wednesday, February 1.
The "Freezing to Drop Tuition Fees" camp out is designed to draw attention to the chronic underfunding of post-secondary education that has left Ontario students out in the cold. Students are concerned that the Liberal tuition grant implemented this January excludes two-thirds of all students. In December, students submitted more than 40,000 petitions calling on the Liberals to convert the grant into a real tuition fee reduction.
|WHAT:||Three day camp out to protest the rising cost of post-secondary education.|
|WHERE:||On the lawn outside of the Classroom building at Laurentian University|
|WHEN:||January 30 to February 1, 2012; Launch on January 30|
For all media inquiries: Christine Bourque, Fieldworker of the Canadian Federation of Students: (705) 561-9009 (mobile)
Chloé Hallée-Théoret , Présidente de l'Association des étudiantes et étudiants francophones de l'Université Laurentienne: (705) 919- 4492 (mobile)