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HALIFAX – On February 2nd, 2011, droves of students and their supporters took to the streets of Halifax in a day of action to reduce tuition fees and drop student debt, as evidenced in The Canadian Federation of Students’ video above.

Today, March 31st, marks another demonstration on Hollis Street in downtown Halifax, NS. Students and their supporters will be demonstrating outside the Province House in a “Walk of Shame”. The downtown demonstration will further show the MLA’s that students, and The Canadian Federation of Students’, efforts will not cease, until education becomes and remains affordable, accessible and equitable.

WHAT: Walk of Shame
WHEN: Thursday, March 31st, 1pm-2pm
WHERE: Outside of Province House, 1726 Hollis St. (between Prince and George streets)

The proposed 4 percent funding cuts and 3 percent tuition fee hikes will not be official, until a provincial budget is passed in April. According to the demonstration organizers, today marks a critical time to further remind the provincial government that funding education is important.

To learn more about the February 2nd, Student Day of Action, visit Halifax Media Co-op.

Video by Laura Kolnick.