Media Advisory – Thousands of students take action for free education

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016626 Views

Rallies and events in 33 cities and towns organized by students from 54 campuses shows growing movement against tuition fees and student debt

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2016  – On Wednesday, November 2, students from across the country are taking action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students’ campaign for free education.

Students, and more than 90 labour partners, will respond to decades of cuts to post-secondary education with rallies and events, escalating a longstanding call for investment in sector and universal access to education in Canada.


Students are calling on the federal and provincial governments to take immediate action to eliminate tuition fees, address mounting student debt and increase funding for Indigenous students through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP).


The Canadian Federation of Students, joined by labour unions, civil society organizations and community groups.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Rallies and Events across the country including:

  • Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Church Point, Nova Scotia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Barrie, Ontario
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
  • Orillia, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • St. Catherine’s, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Windsor, Ontario
  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • La Ronge, Saskatchewan
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Visit for a full list of events.

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada’s oldest and largest students’ union, uniting more than 650,000 college and university students in the demand for high-quality, public, post-secondary education.

For further information: about events or to arrange an interview contact Sarah McCue, Communications Coordinator, 613-232-7394 (office), 613-797-6626 (cellular) or


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