ON college students take to courts, airwaves over strike

November 16, 2017

Frustrated Ontario college students are putting pressure on colleges and faculty to end a strike that has lasted for nearly five weeks. On Tuesday, a class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the province’s 500,000 students seeking tuition and fee refunds from the colleges based on lost class time. The lawsuit is also seeking full refunds for students who choose to drop out. In Ottawa, the Algonquin Students’ Association has also launched a $20K media campaign urging their teachers to vote in favour of the latest offer from the College Employer Council. “We’re just trying to find any way to influence or get students back to class” and are not picking sides, said student union President Victoria Ventura. Toronto Star