FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, November 4th, 2015 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) congratulates newly elected MP MaryAnn Mihychuk on her appointment as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Students are eager to begin working with Honourable Mihychuk and her Ministry in a collaborative and meaningful way.
The Liberal Party of Canada has pledged to reduce student debt, improve financial assistance, tackle youth unemployment and enhance employment strategies for young Canadians. “We are hopeful that Minister Mihychuk will work closely with our organization and we are eager to assist this government in achieving its goals”, said Erik Queenan, Board Chair for CASA.
Post-secondary students call on this government to reform and reinvest in Canada’s federally funded student financial assistance program. Policies that support low to middle-income students are urgently needed as access to higher education continues to be a barrier for too many Canadians.
“On behalf of our 22 members representing over 250,000 students from across Canada, I would like commend Minister Mihychuk on her appointment and look forward to advancing student issues together in a fruitful way”, added Queenan.
Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit national student organization composed of 22 student associations representing 256,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality.
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