TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - In the spirit of Halloween, students are holding a funeral for accessible, affordable post-secondary education in Ontario. Students will be hosting a procession from the University of Toronto to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. There, students will give eulogies about what the loss of an affordable post-secondary education means to students from varying identities such as graduate students, college students and students from marginalized communities.
|What:||Funeral for Affordable Post-Secondary Education|
|Where:||Procession from UofT (12 Hart House Circle) to the MTCU (900 Bay Street)|
|When:||Wednesday, October 30|
|Time:||11:30 am to 1:30 pm|
This March, the Liberal government announced a new tuition fee framework that will see tuition fees increase three to five per cent each year for the next four years. Students in Ontario already pay the highest tuition fees in Canada. High tuition fees have driven student debt to record levels, with average debt for a student with public and private debt at $37,000.
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario represents more than 300,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information:
Alastair Woods, Chairperson: 647-387-8942
Caitlin Smith, Campaigns Coordinator: 647-637-5317