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CFS organizing rally on Parliament Hill

Student groups will present petition with 85,000 signatures to lower tuition and increase funding

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Tuition is too high and students are crippled by debt. That is the message that the Canadian Federation of Students is taking to Ottawa on Thursday. The group will be presenting a petition, with 85,000 signatures, calling on more investment in higher education, as part of their Education is a Right campaign. The group wants the federal government to enact legislation to reduce tuition fees, increase education funding, and broaden grants to widen access to universities and colleges. The CFS says several hundreds students will descend on Parliament hill, and NDP leader Jack Layton, and Liberal MP Justin Trudeau are expected to join the rally.

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