Campus Stores Canada Supports New Ontario Grant for Textbooks

    OTTAWA, Nov. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Campus Stores Canada congratulated the
Premier of Ontario and the new Ontario Government for a just announced new
measure aimed at funding student textbooks in Ontario.
    The measure announced in the Ontario Government's Speech from the Throne
"will deliver a new textbook and technology grant of $300 for university and
college students to help them get started each year at school."
    The program is aimed at ensuring textbooks and reading are more
affordable. Campus Stores Canada welcomes this initiative and will be
consulting with the Ontario Government on the program design and
    "This is a win for Ontario students and a very positive step for our
members," commented Wayne Amundson, Executive Director of Campus Stores
    "I have informed the Premier's office that we applaud this very important
step to assist students. We will now be calling other provinces to step up to
the plate and deliver similar programs for students," concluded Amundson.

    Campus Stores Canada's mission is to provide a unified voice and deliver
quality education and services to Canadian post-secondary, institutionally
owned and operated Campus stores, enabling them to serve their institutions in
the most effective manner. Campus Stores Canada presently represents
approximately 100 member stores nationwide with over 150 associates (vendors
and suppliers). Store membership is restricted to post secondary
institution-owned stores.

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For further information: Alana Fontaine, (613) 233-8906,

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