The ontario government's student plan will be ruin ruin campus

The last cuts made by Prime Minister Duga Ford for post-secondary education are not new for students in Ontario, but come with an unprecedented attack on student and student life

Given the grim history of post-school education, students at the worst age of 17 January announced post-secondary education by the Minister of Education, Colleges and Universities, Merry Fullerton. It is not surprising that this government will propose a 10% reduction in tuition fees, at the same time convertible loans into loans and eliminate the 6-month grace period for repayment of the loan, as well as create more stringent requirements for the requirements of OSAP. These solutions will increase the number of students in Ontario and lead to education in the province inaccessible and inaccessible to thousands of students

Minister Fullerton and Prime Minister Ford, the catastrophic proposed changes, did not end the cuts in OSAP. They also propose legislation that they call a "student initiative", an initiative that will destroy the lives of students and the campus

The proposed "student initiative of choice" will make some additional fees optional. This is a fee that is charged to students and paid for those aspects of college or university that are not covered by tuition fees. This includes academic support services, sports facilities, unions and student associations, as well as equity and outreach services on campuses

Each Ontario campus has at least one student union. Students pay unsterling contributions to these organizations in order to provide independent representation and support to students, as well as innumerable basic services. In short, the student union makes the life of the campus safer, lighter and more pleasant. Behind the scenes, they also manage health and dental insurance plans, student bus programmes, and provide students who face disciplinary action by the school administration. Student unions also organize and control most aspects of campus life, such as the Student Orientation Week events

According to the Prime Minister's plan, these rates are considered to be unimportant, which encourages students to refrain from paying them. You can say, " What's the matter? In any case, student union charges take the chunk out of my account. " But these fees are paid for campuses, women's centres, health centers, LGBTQ + centers, and other resources that you don't even realize on a daily basis. Not to pay extra fees, such as the Ford government wants, gives unions little choice, but to end the services that have become important to the campus. Reducing female students will also mean that fewer people will be able to attract politicians like Doug Ford for their harmful policies

Students are also on student media, including university newspapers and radio stations. Student journalism has historically played an important role in society, reporting on the news that affects students in the campus. The media also encourage students to inform about decisions taken by the campus administration. Campus media also provide invaluable professional training, and students from all provinces have a successful career as writers and journalists with media such as CBC, Radio-Canada and Toronto Star, to name a few. The Ontario government's "student selection initiative" jeopardies the existence of student media in Ontario

For many students, university clubs, societies or association/faculty/faculty connections, they become a home away from home. This is a place where students make life for friends, find a community in a campus and get valuable skills and experience in areas that are either of interest to them or hope that they will eventually work. These university groups are also often associated with local, provincial or national organizations and provide critical opportunities for students who are preparing to enter the Ontario labour market. This side of the campus exists only on student fees and will weaken or disappear under the Student Student Initiative

Doug Ford left Ontario students in a joyous situation. In September, students will return to school with a big loan. We will be learning on campuses with fewer services and resources, while the student unions are struggling to survive and manage schools to cover the funding gap

Organizations and alliances, such as the Canadian Student Federation, call for the abolition of these policies. You can join them too!  (ALL)

Doug Ford has clearly underestimated the power of Ontario students. We have to show him how important the higher education is to us

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Canadian Federation of Students

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