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Headlines for March 29, 2019

By SEYRAM KUDOLO | MAR 29 2019

Global TV
Ford government plan would make student fees to support accessibility on some campuses optional

Global News has learned some postsecondary institutions in the province are giving students the option of opting out of programs that help those with accessibility issues and disabilities. The news comes after the Ontario government loosened rules surrounding student fees.

Toronto Star
Quebec teachers, religious groups denounce government’s secularism bill

The bill tabled by François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government on Thursday would ban the wearing of religious symbols by many public sector employees, including teachers, prosecutors, judges, and police officers.

Toronto Star
Opinion: ‘White hot’ angry youth ready to protest education cuts

On Thursday, students will walk out again to protest the sweeping education cuts poised to decimate our school system. With over 700 schools and an estimated 80,000-plus students across Ontario currently registered to participate, it could be one of the largest protests in Canada’s history.

Halifax Today
Dalhousie students raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness

The Dalhousie Commerce Society aims to raise $25,000 through their fundraiser for Phoenix Youth Programs in Halifax.

The Record
University of Waterloo raising tuition rates for international students

First-year international undergraduate computer science students will see a 62.1 per cent increase next fall, taking the current 2018/19 term tuition fee of $15,823 to $25,653 in 2019/20.

The Chronicle Herald
SMU students tackle food waste, food insecurity with Square Roots project

A team of students at Saint Mary’s University is heading to a national competition in May to present a sustainable business model that aims to solve food insecurity through reducing food waste.

Fraser Valley News
BC Federation Of Students Students Launch Campaign To Knock Out Student Loan Interest

The British Columbia Federation of Students has officially launched its newest campaign, titled Knock Out Interest, which calls on the Trudeau government to eliminate interest on federal student loans.

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