By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – Students at the University of Windsor, yesterday, took to the streets to demonstrate in favour of free post-secondary tuition. About 100 students marched through the CAW Centre and around the adjoining courtyard, blowing whistles, chanting, and demanding that the government provide cost free education.
Information stations were set up to distribute pamphlets and to answer questions surrounding the initiative.
One fold-out leaflet outlined six “myths” about post-secondary tuition and the arguments dispelling the myths. The informational blames government priorities for increases in tuition rather than inflation. Another point addresses the idea that accessible, free higher education benefits society as a whole and not just the student.
The students, backed by the Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario, are calling for a reduction and elimination of tuition fees, the conversion of student loans into grants, and the removal of interest on existing student loans.