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Students wage chalk-in demonstration

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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