February 2, 2011
This past September, the provincial government released the Report on the University System in Nova Scotia, written by former Bank of Montreal Executive Vice-President Tim O’Neill which recommends that the government allow tuition fees to increase indefinitely, and that the government raise the amount of debt students can take on. This September, tuition fees could increase by hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Tuition fees in Nova Scotia have been frozen since 2007, but this policy expires on March 31, 2011. Over the next few months our provincial government will be making some decisions that will impact the affordability and quality of Nova Scotia’s university system for the next several years. It is imperative that students and our allies make our voices heard.
On February 2, students from across the province will rally for the Reduce Fees - Drop Debt Student Day of Action organised by the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia.
The rallies in Halifax will be taking place as follows:
Dalhousie: Noon, in front of the Killam Library
NSCAD: Noon, Student Lounge
MSVU: Music at 11:30, Rally at 11:45, Rosaria Student Centre
SMU: Noon, Student Centre Quad
University of King’s College: Noon, the Quad
Feeder rallies in Halifax will march to Victoria Park for a Halifax-wide rally at 1 PM, and then march to Province House for 2 PM.
The training and meeting for marshalls and first aid people will be this Saturday, January 29, at 1:00pm in the Wardroom at King's (6350 Coburg Rd.) Those still interested in volunteering should email Rebecca Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.