Media Advisory - Canada Student Loan Debt To Pass $13 Billion

    OTTAWA, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time in Canadian history,
total Canada Student Loan debt will surpass $13 billion on Wednesday, January
21. Representatives of the Canadian Federation of Students will make a
statement in response to the deepening student loan debt crisis.
    In the past fifteen years, federal spending cuts have caused tuition fees
to rise four times faster than the rate of inflation. Total Canada Student
Loan debt is increasing faster than $1.2 million a day, a number that does not
include provincial student debt or private debt.

    What:   Canada Student Loan debt surpasses $13 billion

    Where:  Charles Lynch Press Gallery, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

    When:   9:30am, Wednesday, January 21

    Who:    Representatives from the Canadian Federation of Students

    Founded in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest
student organization, uniting over one-half million students from all ten

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson,
(613) 232-7394; Ian Boyko, Government Relations Coordinator, (613) 232-7394
ext. 22

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