Media Releases

Provincial

  • Students support Vancouver MP’s bill to reduce student debt VANCOUVER–Private Members’ Bill C-688, tabled yesterday by Vancouver-Kingsway Member of Parliament Don Davies and would reduce the interest rate on federal student loans, is a welcome step towards an accessible and affordable post-secondary education system in Canada. “Student debt in Canada has reached unacceptable levels and reducing predatory student loan interest rates should be a […]
  • Students urge government to take action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission VANCOUVER–Students across BC are urging the federal government to take action on the 94 recommendations in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). A key recommendation of the TRC is with regards to education, including the creation and funding for new Indigenous education legislation, which protects languages and cultures, and closes the education […]
  • Government condemns British Columbians to a life of poverty VANCOUVER–Students were frustrated to hear that the BC government will not increase minimum wage to keep working people above the poverty line, despite calls for an increase from British Columbians. “Minimum wage should immediately be increased so no one working 40 hours per week is forced to live below the poverty line,” said Zachary Crispin, […]

National

  • Federal budget makes new investments in grants and research funding, misses opportunity to support Indigenous learners For Immediate Release OTTAWA – Students are pleased to see the Liberal budget making substantial investments in non-repayable grants for post-secondary students, youth jobs and public research, but are disheartened that there is no commitment of additional funding to Indigenous students through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP). “From ballooning student debt loads to poor […]
  • We Will RISE This weekend, more than 200 racialized and Indigenous students are coming together in Scarborough, Ontario – the traditional territory of the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nations – for the historic Racialized and Indigenous Students’ Experience Summit of the Canadian Federation of Students. Throughout the past two years, student activists have been successful in […]
  • Canada’s Students “Step It Up”, Release National Vision for Consent Culture Ahead of UN International Women’s Day OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Students released a National Vision for Consent Culture in Post-Secondary Education today ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, which is themed “Step It Up for Gender Equality”. “This national student vision is the next step in building a culture of consent on our campuses and within our […]