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Ontario students occupy university minister’s Toronto office

Aim to denounce provincial budget and show support for Quebec protesters


 

A group of university students have occupied the office of Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to denounce the recent provincial budget and show their solidarity with anti-tuition hike protesters demonstrating in Quebec City and Montreal.

About 20 students moved into the Toronto office of MPP Glen Murray at around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to McMaster University student newspaper, The Silhouette.

“We decided to occupy Glen Murray’s office today to bring attention to the fact this week’s budget that was passed does not address students’ concerns at all, and [Ontario politicians] are continuing to increase our fees even though we were promised a reduction in tuition fees in the election,” Sarah Jayne, chairperson of the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), told The Silhouette. The students plan to remain at Murray’s office until about 5 p.m.


 
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