Dear UTM Students,
I hope this finds you well and in good health and spirits.
The Student Day of Action has come and gone, and I wish to thank all those who came out and joined your fellow students all across the province on November 5th, 2009. UTM braved the blistering cold and the freezing rain to ensure that our message was clear on all channels – we will not continue to sit idly while our tuition fees rise every single year. I also want to thank all our supporters, staff, volunteers, marshals, executives, directors, members of the various workers’ unions, and also those who criticize the cause – for without you, we would not be able to improve our strategies and find the faults in the campaign. The rally might be over, but the campaign has just begun. Your students’ union is continuing to hold lobby sessions with the appropriate government officials, and is now in constant conversation with key offices to work out solutions to this economic problem.
Again, I would like to sincerely and wholeheartedly thank all those who were a part of the campaign—whether it be signing a postcard or yelling at the top of your lungs on November 5, “DROP FEES!”, thank you for your actions that will make an impact in post-secondary education for years to come.
University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union