Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Canadian Federation of Students Want to take over the Ontario Election

Take It Over

The Canadian Federation of Students recently launched the Take it Over campaign.

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario are hoping to mobilize their 300,000 students to take over the Ontario provincial election.

The Federation recently launched the “Take it Over,” campaign to inspire students across Ontario to vote in the provincial election.

“As a result of low voter turnout among youth, issues affecting students, such as high tuition fees and student debt, may be ignored by election candidates,” said Sandy Hudson, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.

The CFS plans to rally students together on the 6th of every month, from now until the election in October.

“Students across the province will be taking over this election through aggressive registration drives, mobilizing students to vote, and calling for commitments from all political parties to make progressive change to post-secondary education policy,” said Hudson.

The CFS is challenging students to fight for lower tuition and more access to education. They claim that Ontario has the largest classes, yet lowest per student funding in Canada. They are also quick to point out that Ontario’s tuition fees are the highest in the country and have increased at double the rate of inflation in recent years.

Take It Over – Official Campaign Launch

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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