Monday, October 24th, 2011

Students Want Education to be a Focus During Saskatchewan Provincial Election

Vote Education

With a provincial election less than a month away, the Canadian Federation of Students wants voters in Saskatchewan to keep education in mind when casting their vote.

“In the past three years tuition fees have risen by 11% for undergraduate students and 14% for graduate students” said Haanim Nur, Saskatchewan Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students.

“This election, students are looking for a commitment to freeze tuition fees and drop student debt.”

The Canadian Federation of Students recently launched their “Vote Education” campaign and www.voteEducation.ca. The group will be using the site and social media to educate the public about the current state of college and university.

“The election provides an opportunity to demand improvements to post-secondary education in Saskatchewan,” said Nur, “This election we are mobilising students and their families to make their voices heard.”

They will also issue report card to grade each party on their respective education platforms.

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario celebrated Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals winning Ontario’s provincial election, and hope to see his promised tuition credits come to fruition.

The Saskatchewan provincial election takes place on November 7th, 2011.

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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