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Students wage chalk-in demonstration


Food prices, rent, minimum wage and tuition dominated the topics written in chalk at Grand Parade today as students waged a chalk-in, a way to show their concerns through chalk art.


There were also strong reminders that elections matter to students, and there are many of them.


The Generation Vote campaign calls on municipal decision makers to address issues important to students, such as: affordable housing, arts and culture, fair wages, food security, and public transportation.


The Halifax Regional Municipality is home to approximately 35,000 university and college students, or 8.5% of the total population.

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest students' organization, uniting more than 600,000 university and college students from coast to coast."

Quotation source: Media Release

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