More than 100 faculty and librarians from across Canada will descend on Parliament Hill on Nov. 18. Delegates to CAUT's November Council meeting will be asked to come to Ottawa a day early to participate in a national lobby day for post-secondary education. Lobbyists will present a first-hand account of the consequences of government underfunding.
The day will begin with a breakfast briefing for all participants, followed by a national press conference and visits with MP's, opposition leaders and cabinet ministers. Post-lobby interviews will be set up with participants' local media outlets.
Material about the national lobby day is being sent to all local and provincial associations. "We encourage the participation of all CAUT Council delegates, alternates and observers who will be coming to Ottawa for the Nov. 19 to 21 Council meeting," said CAUT president Bill Graham.
"The more local and provincial association activists who participate, the more effective the lobby will be."