TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario students are mobilizing to demand that Dalton McGuinty keep his election promise to reduce tuition fees. "McGuinty's tuition grant is not what he promised during the election. Students need this great investment in post-secondary education to be applied to an actual tuition fee reduction for all Ontario students," said Sandy Hudson, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.
Below is a list of the events happening in Ontario for the National Student Day of Action.
BARRIE: 9:30 AM Board buses at Georgian College outside the University Partnership Centre. Converge at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto at 1:00 PM.
GUELPH: 2:00 PM Rally at the University of Guelph, University Centre courtyard.
HAMILTON: 11:00 Rally at McMaster University, Mills Plaza (between Mills Library and the McMaster University Student Centre).
KINGSTON: 10:30 AM Rally at Queen's University Athletics Recreation Centre.
LONDON: 8:30 AM Board buses at Grad Club, Middlesex College at the University of Western Ontario. Converge at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto at 1:00 PM.
MISSISSAUGA: 10:00 AM Rally at the Student Centre. Converge at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto-St. George Campus at 1:00 PM.
NORTH YORK: 10:00 AM Rally at York University's Vari Hall. Converge at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto at 1:00 PM.
ORILLIA: 10:00 AM Board buses at the Lakehead University campus. 10:30 AM Board buses at the Georgian College campus.
OTTAWA: NOON at Morrisett Terrace, University of Ottawa. March to reach Parliament Hill at 12:30.
PETERBOROUGH: 1:00 PM Rally at City Hall followed by march to MPP Jeff Leal's Office.
SAULT-STE MARIE: NOON Rally at Algoma University, The Speak Easy.
SCARBOROUGH: 10:00 AM Rally at Student Centre. Converge at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto-St. George Campus at 1:00 PM.
ST. CATHERINES: 9:30; NOON; 4:30 PM Three general assemblies will be held at Brock University in the Lobby of Schmon Tower.
SUDBURY: 7:30 AM Board buses at the Laurentian University bus loop to go to the University of Toronto.
TORONTO: 10:00 AM Rallies at Ryerson University on Gould St. and at Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto. Converge at Convocation Hall at 1:00 PM. March through Toronto to Queen's Park.
THUNDER BAY: 3:00 PM Lakehead University at The Agora.
WINDSOR: 11:30 AM University of Windsor, rally at Chrysler Tower.
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's oldest and largest students' union uniting more than 600,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students in all ten provinces.
For further information:
Sandy Hudson at 416-722-8842 (mobile), or by email at [email protected]
Nora Loreto at 416-846-6672 (mobile), or by email at [email protected]
Christine Bourque at 705-591-9009 (mobile), or by email at [email protected]
Roxanne Dubois at 613-816-7486 (mobile), or by email at [email protected]