Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Nova Scotia Students to Feds “Stop Cutting Education”

Earlier this month, Nova Scotia’s provincial government announced cuts to university funding for the third year in a row. Naturally, students from across the province are frustrated by the cuts and are taking their fight to Ottawa this week.

“It’s absurd that Nova Scotians can pay nearly half as much for the same education by taking a ferry to Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Nicholas Stark, Nova Scotia Representative for the Canadian Federation of Students.

“It’s time for the federal government to treat post-secondary education as a national priority, and ensure that students have access to a better future no matter where in Canada they happen to live.”

As a part of The Canadian Federation of Students’ lobby week, students will meet with Members of Parliament and Senators such as Megan Leslie, Robert Chisholm, Geoff Regan, Mark Eyking and Scott Brison.

“In Nova Scotia, we’ve seen our government make consecutive cuts to funding for higher education, which have been passed on to students and their families through increased tuition fee and student debt,” said Zac Quinlan, Executive Vice-President of the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union.

“We have come to Ottawa to call on our federal government to take meaningful steps to ensure students have access to affordable, high-quality post-secondary education.”

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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