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CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary
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CASA 2010 Lobby Conference Summary

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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.

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