OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Thousands of students and community members will be participating in rallies and events across the country today to demand a national strategy for post-secondary education in Canada.
"Chronic underfunding of our education system is preventing thousands of people from accessing education," said Roxanne Dubois, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. "It is time for the federal government to decide if it is going to do something to allow the next generation of students to get through the door of universities and colleges."
|What: National Student Day of Action across the country|
|When: Wednesday, February 1 at 12:15|
|Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa|
|Other locations: St John's (NL), Halifax (NS), Toronto (ON), Winnipeg (MB), Regina (SK), and in over thirty communities across the country|
|For details of every event by region, see http://educationisaright.ca/en/section/2|
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:
|National inquiries||Roxanne Dubois, National Chairperson||(613) 816-7486|
|Laura Rashotte, Media Liaison||(613) 276-2879|
|British Columbia||Zach Crispin||(604) 733-1880|
|Prairies||Alanna Makinson||(306) 209-7304|
|Manitoba||Marakary Bayo||(204) 330-0017|
|Ontario||Nora Loreto||(416) 846-6672|
|Quebec||Roxanne Dubois||(613) 816-7486|
|Maritimes||Rebecca Rose||(902) 488-2122|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Jessica McCormick||(709) 689-9081|