Minister Fullerton receives failing grade from students

OTTAWA, ON – Students from across Canada hand-delivered a giant report card with a failing grade to Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Merrillee Fullerton’s constituency office in Ottawa today. About a dozen students stormed Fullerton’s office with...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By Megan Linton, CFS National Disability Justice Commissioner   Every year, we remember, recognize, challenge and move forward… International Day for Persons with Disabilities is a reminder that we must continuously fight ableism and systemic oppression in...

Summer Jobs Still Scarce for Students

OTTAWA–High unemployment continues to be a major obstacle for students this summer. According to a Statistics Canada report released today, the unemployment rate of 17.4% for students aged 15-24 remained nearly unchanged from July 2010. “We are reaching...

NOVA SCOTIA DEBT CAP WON’T MAKE EDUCATION MORE AFFORDABLE

HALIFAX–The NDP government announced that it will introduce a debt cap for Nova Scotia students, but will not address high tuition fees, in the 2011-12 budget released today. The debt cap of $28.560 will not be in full effect until 2014-15, and will only benefit...