TORONTO, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - Tomorrow morning, students will hand deliver more than 90,000 postcards calling for a reduction of student fees, the conversion of student loans into grants, and increased, stable funding for colleges and universities. The postcards were collected from September to November and will be delivered to Queen's Park as part of an intensive lobby week that follows the Nov. 5 student Day of Action.
90,000 is the highest number of postcards ever delivered by students to the Ontario government and demonstrates overwhelming support for new investment to improve the accessibility and quality of higher education. Postcards were signed in communities across Ontario, including Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga, North Bay, Orillia, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Scarborough, St. Catherines, Sudbury, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Waterloo, and Windsor.
A recent Harris Decima poll showed that more than 90 percent of Ontarians believed that tuition fees must be frozen or reduced. This week, students from across Ontario are meeting with more than 60 of Members of Provincial Parliament and their staff to highlight the need for bold investment to be made the sector.
Students to deliver more than 90,000 postcards to Queen's Park's mail
DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Queen's Park mail drop off, off Wellesley St. at the back of
the Legislative Assembly
WHO: Students from Toronto, Thunder Bay, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury,
Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor
SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students
For further information: For further information: Shelley Melanson, Chairperson, (416) 882-9927 (cell); Joel Duff, Ontario Organiser, (416) 301-5747 (cell); Nadine Tkatchevskaia, Toronto French Media Contact, (416) 271-5759 (cell)