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Apr 26, 2014, 09:21 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Toronto rally against the Unfair Elections Act/

TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - In the wake of demonstrations planned across the country, the Conservative government is backing down from making sweeping changes to federal elections. Saturday,...


Apr 25, 2014, 18:38 ET Media Advisory - Toronto rally against the Unfair Elections Act

TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - In the wake of demonstrations planned across the country, the Conservative government is backing down from making sweeping changes to federal elections. Saturday,...


Apr 25, 2014, 10:59 ET Media Advisory - Day of Action planned to challenge the Unfair Elections Act

OTTAWA, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Students and community members will participate in rallies and actions across the country on Saturday, April 26th to oppose the Unfair Elections Act. The dangerous...


Apr 24, 2014, 05:30 ET Media Advisory - Students to hit the streets to talk about Unfair Elections Act

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - This afternoon, students from the Greater Toronto Area will be at Yonge and Dundas to talk with members of the public about Bill C-23, dubbed the Unfair Elections Act. ...


Apr 15, 2014, 07:00 ET Despite Liberal claims, new data shows Ontario least affordable province to study

TORONTO, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Comprehensive data on tuition fees and minimum wage released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives provides additional evidence that Ontario is the...


Apr 11, 2014, 12:35 ET With election looming, Ontario Liberals distribute misleading campaign materials

TORONTO, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ -The Ontario Liberal Party is misleading Ontario voters with new pre-election flyers claiming the Liberal government has reduced tuition fees by 30 per cent. In fact,...


Mar 27, 2014, 12:36 ET New satellite campuses won't address financial barriers to university

TORONTO, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ -Today's announcement that the government is seeking proposals for new university campuses in Ontario will not address mounting financial barriers facing Ontario...


Mar 07, 2014, 17:17 ET Wage gap amplifies the impact of student debt for women pursuing post-secondary education

OTTAWA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As tuition fees continue to outpace increases in wages, women are left carrying student debt loads significantly longer than their male counterparts. "International...


Mar 06, 2014, 12:23 ET Ombudsman oversight will improve university accountability

TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Students support the introduction of legislation that will extend the Ontario Ombudsman purview over public universities in the province. "By giving the Ontario...


Mar 03, 2014, 08:07 ET Ontario students at Queen's Park to present budget recommendations

TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Students from across Ontario will be meeting with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) this week to present recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget....


Jan 30, 2014, 11:58 ET Minimum wage increase not enough to lift students out of poverty

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario students applaud Premier Kathleen Wynne for announcing a minimum wage increase effective June 1, but strongly believe the government must commit to a $14...


Jan 30, 2014, 11:39 ET Expanded transit, not cuts, needed for northern Ontario

SAULT STE MARIE, ON, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - A quiet announcement that the federal government is cancelling funding for passenger service on CN Rail trains between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst is the...


Jan 22, 2014, 10:12 ET Students recommend 2014 Ontario Budget scrap Ontario Tuition Grant, reduce tuition fees for all students

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario students are calling on the provincial government to address the crisis facing youth and students by reducing tuition fees for all students in the 2014 Ontario...


Jan 22, 2014, 07:24 ET Media Advisory - Students present recommendations for 2014 Ontario Budget in North Bay

NORTH BAY, ON, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will be presenting students' recommendations for the 2014 Ontario Budget to the Standing Committee on Finance and...


Jan 20, 2014, 12:34 ET Despite expansion, majority of students cannot access Ontario Tuition Grant

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Students are calling on the Liberal government to implement a true tuition fee reduction after today's announcement that students in five-year co-op programs and...


Jan 14, 2014, 14:31 ET Piecemeal relief will not solve student debt crisis

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The provincial government's announcement of an interest-free period extension on Ontario student loans for those who volunteer for the upcoming Pan/Parapan American...


Jan 13, 2014, 15:36 ET Online courses not enough to improve access to post-secondary education

TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The new Centre of Excellence for Online Learning (Ontario Online), announced today, will not address key barriers that prevent students from attending a college or...


Dec 05, 2013, 11:15 ET Tuition fee policy changes a step forward, still more to be done

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Policy changes announced today by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will provide some clarity and relief for students, but do not go far enough to...


Dec 04, 2013, 13:40 ET New rights for co-op students good first step

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Students are encouraged by legislation being tabled today by the Minister of Labour, Yasir Naqvi, that will extend occupational health and safety protections to students ...


Dec 04, 2013, 09:36 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Students available to comment on amendments to Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will be available to comment on legislation being tabled today by Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi. The...


Dec 03, 2013, 10:30 ET Report: Campus food services not meeting student needs

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Food services on Ontario campuses are not meeting the needs of students, according to a report released today by the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. The Final...


Dec 03, 2013, 05:30 ET Media Advisory - Students release report on campus food services

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will release the final report of its Task Force on Campus Food Services tomorrow at Ryerson University. The report compiles...


Dec 02, 2013, 14:19 ET Media Advisory - Students release report on campus food services

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will release the final report of its Taskforce on Campus Food Services tomorrow at Ryerson University. The report compiles...


Nov 29, 2013, 16:21 ET Differentiation framework threatens quality, access

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Students are concerned that the government's recently released Differentiation Policy Framework does little to address the real problems of declining quality and...


Nov 14, 2013, 10:34 ET Students join call for $14 minimum wage

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Students' unions across Ontario are joining anti-poverty, labour and community organizations in calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $14 ...