OTTAWA, March 21, 2016 /CNW/ -
Who: Viviane Bartlett, Interim Executive Director and spokesperson of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA)
What: Viviane Bartlett will be available for comment on the 2016 Federal Budget and will be in the Railway Room (253-D), Centre Block, Parliament Hill
When: Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, immediately after the budget lock-up
Why: CASA and its members continue to be strong advocates in supporting Indigenous learners, investing in the success and growth of the Canada Student Grant Program, and assisting low-income students and recent graduates through the Repayment Assistance Program. The federal budget deserves commentary from leaders who represent students and youth, a key political group in the recent federal election.
Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit national student organization composed of 21 student associations representing 250,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality.
SOURCE Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
For further information: To arrange an interview with Viviane Bartlett or student representatives from your region following or in advance of the tabling of the 2016 Budget, please contact: Amélie Gadient, Public Affairs Officer, Email: [email protected], Office: 613-236-3457 ext: 224, Mobile: 514-588-6509