Toronto – October 28, 2016 – Students and activists across the country are gearing up to go "All Out" on November 2 to protest against ever-increasing tuition fees.
The rallies – organized by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and supported by UFCW Canada – are scheduled to take place in major municipalities and school campuses across the country, to call for a post-secondary education system which provides universal access to education.
UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema (right) and Executive Assistants Barry Sawyer (left) and Anouk Collet show their support for the campaign.
In support of the CFS, UFCW Canada has launched the #TossTuition campaign, which calls for free, universal access to post-secondary education, because everyone should have the Freedom to Learn. To support the campaign, make your voice heard by Tweeting #TossTuition and #AllOutNov2 and explain why you support free tuition for all.
Over the past 25 years, average tuition fees across the country have increased by over 137% and students today, on average, graduate with over $28,000 of education-related debt. It's time to eliminate tuition fees for college and university students because post-secondary education is one of the biggest pathways to better opportunities, equality, and community building skills.
To find a list of All Out Nov 2 rallies around you, visit the Canadian Federation of Student's event page here.