November 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Queen's Park
Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S

Dear members,

On November 2, 2016, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) will be holding a National Day of Action demanding universal access to education, education justice and public education for the public good.

CUPE Ontario is a proud supporter of the National Day of Action, and we encourage all members to participate at events across the province. In Toronto? Join CUPE Ontario at a mass rally at Queen’s Park at 2 pm.

We also ask that your Local consider officially endorsing the National Day of Action and/or making a financial donation to support grassroots organizing, busing, advertising and the production of materials for the event. Please click here for a sample resolution provided by CFS as well as a backgrounder. In Ontario, the campaign has three main focuses:

  • Progressive reduction and elimination of tuition fees for all students in the new tuition fee framework,
  • Conversion of student loans into non-repayable grants in the 2017 Ontario Budget, and
  • Removal of interest on existing student loans.

At the core of a just, equitable and fair society is a system of public post-secondary education that is accessible to everyone. We hope to see you all out on November 2.

In solidarity,

Fred Hahn                      Candace Rennick                                    Janice Folk-Dawson
CUPE Ontario                 CUPE Ontario                                            Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee
President                         Secretary-Treasurer                                   (OUWCC) Chair