TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Student representatives from Québec will join their counterparts from Ontario for a series of events to share their experiences opposing tuition fee increases. For almost 150 days, Québec students have been on strike to oppose tuition fee hikes proposed by the Charest government.
Over the next eight days, members of the Coalition large de l'Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante, among others will be speaking to students, faculty and community members in nine different cities.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Spokesperson of la CLASSE
Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Financial Secretary of la CLASSE
Hugo Bonin, Information Committee Member of la CLASSE
Audrey Deveault, Chairperson of Dawson Students' Union at Cégep Dawson
Marianne Breton Fontaine, former executive member of the student union at
Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Sarah Jayne King, Ontario Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students
WHAT: Student Solidarity Speaking Tour
LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES:
July 12: Ottawa, 7 pm, Agora, University Centre, University of Ottawa
July 13: Kingston, 6 pm, Queen's University, Kinesiology Building, Room 100
July 14: Hamilton, 6 pm, City Hall Council Chambers
July 15: Niagara, 5 pm, at 21 King St.
July 16, Windsor, 5 pm, University of Windsor, CAW Student Centre, Commons
July 17: London, 1pm, Tolpuddle Co-op
July 17: Guelph, 7:30 pm, Van Gogh's Ear - 10 Wyndham Street North
July 18: Toronto, 4pm, York University, Keele Campus - CLH B, Curtis Lecture Hall, July 19: Toronto, 6 pm, Ryerson University, Student Centre, Room 115
July 20: Peterborough, 1 pm, Confederation Square
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario unites more than 300,000 college and university undergraduate and graduate students in all regions of the province.
For further information:
Sarah Jayne King, Chairperson: 416-925-3825 (office) or 647-339-4070 (cell)