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New Brunswick students protest tuition

Tuition freeze expected to lift when province releases budget

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Between 250 and 300 students descended on New Brunswick’s legislature Tuesday afternoon to protest possible tuition increases. Student union leaders, who will be meeting with Tory education minister Martine Coulombe on Wednesday,  expect the government will lift the province’s tuition freeze when the budget is released later this month. “We’d like to see the tuition freeze maintained and investments in student financial aid. Some restructuring of programs, like the Timely Completion Benefit, so that the money is getting to the students who need it,” St. Thomas University student president Ella Henry told Canadian University Press. Students at the rally chanted “The students united will never be defeated” and waved placards that read “Fight Tuition Fees” and other slogans. Minister Coulombe addressed the crowd with a megaphone, but was often interrupted by students yelling slogans, and some who were shouting obscenities.

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