Media Releases


  • 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, […]


  • No More Stolen Sisters On October 4th, students across the country will be participating in and hosting vigils to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, girls, and two-spirited people across Canada. I hope that you are one of them. It is not always enough to remember; students are united in our call for all federal parties […]
  • NDP commits $250 million to increase federal student grants Students across Canada welcome the New Democratic Party’s commitment to address rising student debt. The NDP announced $250 million in additional investment to federal student grants as well as a gradual removal of interest on student loans. “Skyrocketing tuition fees have resulted in mortgage-sized debt for students across Canada,” said Bilan Arte, National Chairperson of […]
  • Fair Elections Act risks disenfranchising voter, but will still apply for 2015 election OTTAWA – In response to a legal challenge by the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Federation of Students, and three individual voters, Justice David Stinson of the Ontario Superior Court found that there was a risk that some people would be unable to vote because of strict new voter identification requirements, but declined to grant […]