Ford's Cuts to PSE and how to fight

Students and workers are appalled by the Doug Ford government’s shameful attempt to use a tuition fee reduction as a political gimmick to try and hide a $600 million cut to student grants, a $440 million cut to university and college budgets, all and a petty and vindictive attack on democratic students’ unions.

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How to get involved to fight the cuts

  1. Sign the online letters to the government. The CFS-Ontario online action is here..
  2. Share that you signed the petition (and the link) with your friends and family. Follow-up with your friends and family to sign the petition as well. Use the hashtag: #wearethestudents and #onpse.
  3. Download the printed petition and use it to do outreach on your campus.
  4. Join your local Campus Coalition of workers and students (or start one if one doesn’t exist) and call a meeting.
  5. Join local actions organized by your student union, worker union, or faculty association to defend Ontario post-secondary education.
  6. Start your own actions:
  7. Report what you are doing to the CFS-Ontario so they can get the word out about your actions and link you with ongoing organizing efforts. Or, contact us and we will contact us and get the event up on the website.

Resources for your organizing

Here are resources for organizing actions on your campus and in your community. Join with other students, workers, and faculty to help fight Ford’s Cuts.

Facts about Ford's cuts

Facts about Ford's cuts

Unfunded 10% Tuition Fee Reduction will result in an approximate 4% cut to university budgets. Universities will be under pressure to outsource, cut services, increase precarious employment, and/or lay-off staff. Regressive OSAP changes will result in massive increased student debt and increased burden for mature students. Elimination of Rand Formula-style funding for student unions. Optional student union dues, ancillary fees, and democratic levies could bankrupt.

Talking points on the cuts

Unfunded 10% Tuition Fee Reduction will result in an approximate 4% cut to university budgets. Universities will be under pressure to outsource, cut services, increase precarious employment, and/or lay-off staff. Regressive OSAP changes will result in massive increased student debt and increased burden for mature students. Elimination of Rand Formula-style funding for student unions. Optional student union dues, ancillary fees, and democratic levies could bankrupt.

Links to coalition pages

Many organizations are releasing specific membership advisories, annoucements, and explanations of what is going on. You will find a list of materials here.
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