WINNIPEG – Students from Manitoba’s post-secondary schools held a rally around lunch time on Wednesday to demand accessible and affordable education.
They marched from the University of Winnipeg to the Legislature as part of the national student day of action.
Michael Barkman of the Canadian Federation of Students tells 680 CJOB the strike at the University of Manitoba didn’t cast a shadow on the rally.
“What we saw was a lot of solidarity between students and our professors,” says Barkman. “[They are] calling on our government and our institutions. First, our government to better fund post-secondary education and our institutions to make sure they’re investing in the quality of education.”
Barkman says they’re still waiting on the provincial government for clear answers regarding how tuition fees will increase in the years ahead.