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Monday, February 05, 2007

avi lewis at u of a day of action!

On February 7 from 12pm to 1pm in front of University Hall, University of Alberta students will be sending a strong and united message to the Alberta government to "Reduce the Fees." Tuition fees are preventing many Albertans from accessing the education they need. With Alberta's wealth, investment in education is the way forward.

As the U of A Board of Governors just last week raised Tuition Fees by 3.3% and Residence Rent by 10%, February 7 is the perfect opportunity to send a strong message about the affordability of post-secondary education to the Alberta government as the Premiers meet via teleconference on Feb 7 through the Council of the Federation, as the Alberta Legislature begins sitting on February 26, and as the provincial and federal governments create their 2007 budgets this spring!

Now is the time to send a strong message!

It's going to be a great time and will include:
- Speakers include:
*AVI LEWIS! from CBC's The Big Picture!
*Students' Union President Sam Power
*LHSA VP Janelle Morin
*Larry Booi from Public Interest Alberta, and more!
- FUN MUSIC, petitions, postcards!
- And a special appearance by Stephen Colbert's *ON NOTICE* BOARD!

It's going to be an exciting event, so I show up and be counted!

This event is being organized by the University of Alberta Students' Union.


Red Jenny said...

Hey, when I went to U of A I was a member of STORM (Students organized resistance movement). Is it still around?

Who's organizing this day of action? They are doing a great job.

Anonymous said...

that's great! I'll be there, dave!

Newsy said...

Interesting political tidbit...

What happened to "Garth the first ever Green Party MP?"

Seems like Dion's team truly is the eco-friendly team... it's filling up with nuts & flakes!

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know a day of action existed until I went to my second university in Ontario. Kudos to this year's SU exec for making the event semi-high profile!

PS: Legislature isn't sitting until March 7th now, Stelmach "needs more time."

Elle Bee said...

A question: if the Board of Governors of the university is the one raising tuition and rent, what good is it to rally the government to reduce tuition? Shouldn't students be rallying the Board instead?

Anonymous said...

I graduated from the u of a last year. I just could not stand these amateur rallies. I'd rather have my fees that I paid to the SU and crap newspaper back.

anonymous faculty said...

the rally was terrific! there must have been over 200 people there! Good work to all the students who put it together! The speakers were great there too. Avi Lewis, Larry Booi, and Samantha Power were great ralliers!

daveberta said...

There's an update on the action here!

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

You guys completely rocked that event this afternoon. Muchos kudos!!!