Day one of LobbyCon is under the belt, and so far we have received only positive feedback in response to our pragmatic recommendations to help students. Acknowledging the current economic situation and asking for simple adjustments to help the students with the highest need is gaining momentum within Queen’s Park. After the day began with question period focused mostly on the harmonized sales tax, we hope that by Wednesday morning there will be some questions on PSE. Day two should be just …read more
This morning, OUSA hosted a Press Conference at Queen’s Park. We presented our Knowledge Economy report, that calls on the Provincial government to invest in Universities in order to stimulate the economy of today, as well as tomorrow. We had a great turnout with our partners: the Council of Ontario Universities, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, Association of Ontario Food Banks, and the Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity, who took turns making a support …read more
During the week of Nov 30 – Dec 2, OUSA held its annual Lobby Conference at Queen’s Park, with 17 delegates from all 7 OUSA member schools. We scheduled 60+ meetings with MPPs (over 80% of cabinet), as well as meetings with bureaucrats and other sector stakeholders.
Delegates Blogged every day, multiple times a day. CLICK HERE to read the LobbyCon Blogs.
Delegates also Tweeted every day, multiple times a day. CLICK HERE to read the tweets from delegates.
To read the Knowledg …read more
Today OUSA begins its annual Lobby Conference in Toronto. I would be lying if I didn’t say that this is the most exciting and fulfilling part of my job as Vice President University Affairs at the Brock University Students Union. For any lobbyist, not just student politicians, the chance at meeting 17 MPPs including 7 cabinet ministers over 3 days just sends chills down your spine…in a good way.
This week combines months of advance planning, countless calls to offices, dozens of edits …read more