For Immediate Release
2 November, 2022
NL NDP Leader and MHA for St. John’s Centre, Jim Dinn, will join post-secondary students today in solidarity calling for better supports for students in this province. The NL NDP is calling on government to reinstate the tuition freeze and properly fund needs-based grants.
“The cost of living crisis has had devastating impacts on post-secondary students in this province and we are proud to walk alongside them today,” said Dinn. “Students shouldn’t have to worry about where they are going to live, or how they are going to eat because the food bank they have to rely on is out of food. They should be supported so that they can focus on excelling in their program and getting the skills required to make our province a place people want to call home.
“We can support them right now by freezing tuition with an aim to progressively lower it, and expanding needs-based grants,” Dinn said. “Young people will not stay here and build their future here if we don’t make things fairer and more affordable,” said Dinn. “The NL NDP is focused on making that happen.”
The march begins this morning at 11:00am at the clock tower on Memorial’s St. John’s Campus.
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or email@example.com