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A summary of the 2010 CASA/ACAE Lobby Conference.

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  • LOBBY CON. 2010
  • Issue Briefings Lobby Days Committee Day & Plenary
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  • 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
  • Meetings
    • Over 3 days: 112 meetings
            • 48 Conservative
            • 47 Liberal
            • 13 NDP
            • 2 Bloc
            • 1 Independent
            • 1 Civil Service
  • Meetings
    • Ministers and Party Figures:
            • Michael Ignatieff
            • Gilles Duceppe
            • Jim Flaherty
            • James Moore
            • Rob Moore
            • Peter MacKay
            • Steven Fletcher
            • Rona Ambrose
            • PMO
            • CSLP
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Moving Forward
    • What can you do?
    • Talk to your student representative &
    • Education is important. Remind your local MP of that.