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The Canadian Federation of Students mobilises for the election:

September 17, 2008

Day of Action, Ottawa, Feb. 7/07.

Students launch VoteEducation.ca

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ – Starting today, students and their families will have a new resource to learn about where the parties stand on post-secondary education and research issues. Built by the Canadian Federation of Students, VoteEducation.ca will provide policy analysis, information on how to vote, and up-to-the-minute campaign news as it relates to universities and colleges.

“Several challenges face Canada’s post-secondary education system. Many of them, such as fair copyright law or closing the Aboriginal participation gap, are issues that must be addressed by the federal government,” said Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “The federal leaders must also table a plan to protect students and their families from tuition fee and ancillary fee increases.”

Members of the Canadian Federation of Students will be mobilising in communities across the country to make post-secondary education a vote-determining issue. Canada has over 200 public universities and colleges in hundreds of urban and rural communities.

“Students want a Prime Minister who understands that public post-secondary education spending is actually an economic investment in tomorrow’s workforce,” said Giroux-Bougard.

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada’s largest student organisation. It is composed of over 80 university and college students’ associations with a combined membership of over one half million students.

For further information: Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students, (613) 232-7394.

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Other highlights of the site include a report card on the federal party platforms (forthcoming) and a link to a new Facebook group.

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One Comment
  1. October 4, 2008 12:09 pm

    We need a tax policy which will reduce the impact (of high tuition fees and student debt)on students to zero.

    That is Students will always have access to higher education; the financing will be there but tax policy will negate the ill effects of high fees and student debt.

    I am developing a position paper on how this will be achieved.

    Once complete I will send it to the Board of the CFS for consideration.

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