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Fightback mobilizes big for Ontario student walkout

Marco La Grotta addressing Ryerson Students at walkout (Photo Credit: Fightback)Thousands of Ontario post-secondary students walked out of their classes Wednesday, March 20 in protest against Premier Doug Ford’s cuts to student funding. The walkout, called for by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), involved 17 campuses, including in Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, and London. The action was also joined by hundreds of high school students, who staged spontaneous protests in support of university and college students.

CFS votes for Ontario student strike: what happens now?

studentmarchOn the weekend of Jan. 18-20, delegates at the Semi-Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) approved a motion to create a plan for an Ontario student strike. The vote was taken only days after the Ford government announced steep cuts to post-secondary education, primarily impacting low-income students.

Metrolinx cancels YorkU GO bus routes: fight for free and accessible transit!

Starting Jan. 5, GO buses will no longer enter the York campus. GO buses formerly servicing our campus will be redirected to the Highway 407 TTC station, and the York bus loop will sit empty. Thousands of students who rely on these buses every day will have to ride the subway from the station to get to campus. Thanks to this service change, commute times will be even longer for GO bus users, and they will have to pay an additional fare on top of the hundreds they already pay each month. Students who commute five days a week will spend an extra $60 a month if they use a Presto transit card, or an extra $130 without.

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