OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Students and community members will participate in rallies and actions across the country on Wednesday, February 1, to reduce tuition fees, drop student debt and increase education funding.
Tuition fees in Canada are higher than they ever have and student debt is soaring at above $15 billion. Students are demanding affordable education and a national vision for post-secondary education in Canada.
Students will be available to comment in the next two days on the Education is a Right campaign and on events being organised on February 1.
Regional spokespeople can be contacted by calling the National Office of the Canadian Federation of Students at (613) 232-7394.
Reporters, editors, and producers can obtain more information at: www.educationisaright.ca
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more than one-half million students in all ten provinces. The Federation and its predecessor organisations have represented students in Canada since 1927.
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Roxanne Dubois, National Chairperson, 613-232-7394 (office) and 613-816-7486 (cell), [email protected]
Laura Rashotte, Media Liaison, 613-232-7394 (office), 613-276-2879 (cell)