TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - College and university students will mark the
anniversary of the McGuinty government's cancellation of the tuition fee
freeze with a rally outside the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities office in downtown Toronto.
The students in attendance plan to deliver thousands of "pink slips" to
Minister Chris Bentley, declaring him "fired" by students for failing the
students and parents of Ontario. The Minister has been invited to speak at the
At 12:30 p.m., the demonstrators will "sound-off" their frustration with
two-minutes of sustained noise-making, designed to ensure that the government
will hear from angry students, despite its efforts to ignore public opinion.
DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
900 Bay Street (at Wellesley)
The Canadian Federation of Students, Canada's national student
organisation, unites more than one half-million students from coast to coast,
and nearly 300,000 students in Ontario. On February 7, 2007, tens of thousands
of students across Canada participated in a nation-wide Day of Action to
reduce tuition fees.
For further information:
For further information: Jesse Greener, Ontario Chairperson, (416)
925-3825 or (416) 301-5747 (cell); Joel Duff, Ontario Organiser, (416)
925-3825 or (416) 707-0349 (cell)