OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Federal parties have two weeks to address skyrocketing tuition fees and record-breaking student debt before Canada's students begin voting at new campus advance polls.
"Federal parties are on notice that in just 2 weeks students begin to vote and we expect bold strategies that address skyrocketing student debt, youth unemployment and funding for post-secondary education" said Bilan Arte, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. "The federal leaders talk about the importance of young people and students, now is the time to lay out a clear plan to address our issues."
Special Elections Canada polling stations will be open on 28 campuses across the country from October 5th to the 8th, where students can vote for any candidate in any riding in Canada.
"Millenials are a politically engaged generation. Students are listening, but most federal leaders aren't addressing our issues." Said Arte. "This election, we will not be fooled by tax credits or access to more debts. Canada's students need effective solutions before taking to the polls on October 5th."
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more than one-half million students across Canada. The Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations have represented students in Canada since 1927.
SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students
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