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Recommendations to the 2021 BC Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 30, 2020 1 min read
BC is in the midst of an economic downturn resulting from the COVID–19 global pandemic. Entire sectors of the economy have shut down or minimized operations, and it could be some time before they are running at their pre-February 2020 capacity. In times like these, education is a curcial tool that governments have used to spur economic recovery by training or re-training those who lost their jobs and are seeking new employment. The post-COVID–19 economy may look very different, at least for a time, and it is imperative that British Columbians are equipped with the skills needed to fill labour market demands.
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Advocacy Week 2019

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 17, 2019 1 min read
On October 22 to 24, representatives from the Federation’s member students’ unions will be in Victoria meeting with MLAs from all parties. We will be joined by representatives from the Simon Fraser Student Society and the UBC Alma Mater Society (UBC Vancouver’s students’ union). In these meetings we will discuss issues on our campuses and solutions that we have identified at the provincial government level.
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The Youth Vote: Why young voters can't be ignored

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 05, 2019 1 min read
Young voters are turning out at the polls in strong numbers. In 2015, 57.1% of 18-24 year-olds turned out to vote -- a record-breaking 18 percentage point increase from the 2011 election. The youth vote can't be ignored.
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Recommendations to 2020 BC Budget Consultation

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 28, 2019 1 min read
Making post-secondary education affordable and accessible to all falls directly in line with the three key commitments the current government has made to British Columbians: to make life more affordable; to deliver services that people count on; and to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone. Enacting students' priorities for Budget 2020 will help the government keep its commitments to British Columbians.
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Submission to the Fair Wages Commission

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
May 29, 2019 1 min read
The Federation has advocated for the rise of the minimum wage to $15, has submitted recommendations for changes to the Employment Standards Act, and has now also provided recommendations on ways to begin addressing the discrepancy between the minimum wage and a living wage in BC.
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Reviewing the 2019 Federal Budget

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 02, 2019 1 min read
Budget 2019, entitled Investing in the Middle Class, was released by the Federal Government on March 19, 2019. The Budget makes a series of targeted, relatively small investments in a series of post-secondary related targets, such as workers in training, Indigenous education, research funding, and reducing interest on student loans.
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Advocacy Week 2018

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 25, 2018 1 min read
On October 29 to 31, representatives from the Federation's member students' unions will be meeting in Victoria with MLAs from all parties. In these meetings we will discuss issues on our campuses and solutions that we have identified at the provincial government level.
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Recommendations to 2019 BC Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 24, 2018 1 min read
Making post-secondary education affordable and accessible to all falls directly in line with the three key commitments the current government has made to British Columbians: to make life more affordable; to deliver services that people count on; and to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone.
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Recommendations to 2019 Federal Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 27, 2018 1 min read
Post-secondary education is a natural fit in a conversation about investing in the future of Canada’s economy. The current era of rapidly shifting labour market demands, global competition for high- quality education and top academic achievers, and new technologies in infrastructure/building sectors makes a well-educated population key to Canada’s success.
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Indigenous Students in Post-Secondary

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 09, 2018 1 min read
Education needs to be a top priority in the federal and provincial governments' reconciliation frameworks. The gaps in attainment are a part of systemic disadvantages that must be corrected in order to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada.