Students drop ‘Fight the Fees’ banner at George Brown College

Student activists say banner drop is a “warm-up” for the National Student Day of Action on Nov. 2

Students from the Community Action Centre (CAC) unfurled a banner in support of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) upcoming Fight the Fees campaign early Wednesday morning at George Brown College.

The banner was dropped from the St. James campus patio facing King Street, and bears a simple message, “Fight the Fees!” and the hashtag, #ALLOUTNOV2, in support of the CFS National Student Day of Action on Nov. 2.

The CFS, which is organizing the campaign, aims to address a crisis in post-secondary education across Canada by demanding the removal of interest on existing student loans, and the progressive reduction and elimination of all tuition fees.

“This is one of our warm-up Wednesday actions, getting students engaged and mobilized leading up to the all-out day of action on November second,” said Steff Pinch, the CAC assistant, was on hand for the unfurling of the banner.

“We’ll be doing a free breakfast at the Kings Lounge (on Nov. 2), and sending buses of folks over to Ryerson to march onward to Queen’s Park.”

With the CFS’ National Day of Action approaching, Pinch said there is still plenty of time to contribute to the movement.

“Students can feel free to drop by the Community Action Centre, and we’ll be tabling all week. Folks have probably seen us around with our petition to end tuition,” Pinch said. “Students should feel free to connect and engage with us.”

"Members of the Community Action Centre unfurl a large banner in support of the Fight the Fees! Campaign" Photo: Malcolm Derikx / The Dialog

Members of the Community Action Centre unfurl a large banner in support of the Fight the Fees campaign at George Brown College early Wednesday morning. Photo: Malcolm Derikx / The Dialog

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Students drop ‘Fight the Fees’ banner at George Brown College