For a Student Strike Against Ford’s Education Cuts!

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We the undersigned support a student strike to defeat Doug Ford’s cuts to student assistance, university budgets and student services.

On Jan. 17, the Ford government announced that it would implementing a series of cuts to post-secondary education. These include:

  • Eliminating grants that covered tuition costs for students from families earning less than $50,000.
  • Eliminating the six-month, interest-free period on loans when students graduate.
  • Cutting the budgets of universities and colleges, which will harm campus workers and reduce the quality of education.
  • Undermining funding for student unions, student newspapers and campus clubs.

This is a direct attack on working class students, student democracy and campus workers, and must be opposed by all means possible.

On the weekend of Jan. 18-20, delegates at a general meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students approved a motion to create a plan for an Ontario student strike. We declare our support for student strike action to defeat Ford’s cuts to education.

For more information on Ford’s cuts, check out the following links:

Fightback article

PressProgress article

Statement by Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario