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CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary


A summary of the 2010 CASA/ACAE Lobby Conference.

A summary of the 2010 CASA/ACAE Lobby Conference.

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  • 1. LOBBY CON. 2010
  • 2. Issue BriefingsIssue Briefings Lobby DaysLobby Days CommitteeCommittee DayDay && PlenaryPlenary
  • 3. The Issues • Opening up financial aid • Investing in Canada’s aboriginal peoples • Eliminating the book import tax • Needs based grants for graduate students • Supporting international students • Dedicated transfer for education
  • 4. Meetings • Over 3 days: 112 meetings • 48 Conservative • 47 Liberal • 13 NDP • 2 Bloc • 1 Independent • 1 Civil Service
  • 5. Meetings • Ministers and Party Figures: • Michael Ignatieff • Gilles Duceppe • Jim Flaherty • James Moore • Rob Moore • Peter MacKay • Steven Fletcher • Rona Ambrose • PMO • CSLP
  • 6. Actions • Pushing for 13 actions/commitments for example: • Write a letter to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Minister of Finance advocating that they implement our proposed investments in the Post-Secondary Student Support Program.
  • 7. Commitments • Thus far out of the 86 meetings inputed into our database members secured 43 commitments. • We suspect this number will grow, but are pleased with approximately a 50% commitment rate secured by your representatives.
  • 8. Moving Forward • CASA will follow up on all commitments ensuring MPs and Senators have the information required to make it happen • Monitoring media to capture when the issues advocated for are mentioned and follow up • Encourage satellite lobbying to keep the momentum going
  • 9. Moving Forward • What can you do? • Talk to your student representative & • Education is important. Remind your local MP of that.