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Students plan college walk out

Students at some Ontario colleges are planning a response to the strike that kept them out of class for five weeks.

According to a press release from the group Ontario Students United students will be walking out in protest. The groups says they have confirmed participants from over a dozen colleges, including Algonquin. OSU President James Fauvelle says there needs to be transparency and accountability to students and taxpayers. He adds that they are mobilizing because they believe their concerns are not being heard at any level.

The OSU has five demands. They want a $500 refund for all students, fairness for all college faculty, democratization and opening up of the College Employer Council, democratization of campuses through the creation of an academic senate and increased support for First Nations and international students.

The OSU says their long-term plan is to engage community college students through grassroots activism.

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