In the wake of a vote to raise tuition and residence fees for certain students attending Memorial University, the Canadian Federation of Students, its member unions and allies say they will strengthen the fight for accessible education in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“People Before Profit” speakers say privatization perpetuates inequality, reduces the quality of public services like healthcare and education, eats away at the fabric of our society — and most Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans can’t afford it anyway.
Education is a right. No matter where you live.
This year MUN’s midterm break falls on election day, which is forcing students to make alternative voting plans – or to rule out voting altogether. Paul Hussey from MUN’s student paper The MUSE talks with the Canadian Federation of Students NL to see what this means and what has been done to try and counteract the problem. “We’ve met with Elections NL a couple of times to talk about the importance of making sure students get out to vote,” said Jessica McCormick CFS-NL Chairperson. “And they’ve been reluctant to have any polling stations on campus, which is what we’ve been advocating for, especially with advanced polls.” Check out Paul’s article here. Online voting anybody?? Source: The MUSE
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