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Pallister Ignoring Students’ Questions: Federation

April 12, 2016 2:56 PM | News

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Manitoba Leader of the Opposition Brian Pallister (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister isn’t the easiest person to reach when it comes to talking about post-secondary education, says the Canadian Federation of Students.

The group says they have made multiple attempts to contact Pallister to find his stance on a number of issues regarding tuition, public funding for post-secondary institutions, and Bill 3 — the Post-Secondary Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policies Act.

“It is extremely disappointing and problematic that a major political party, one that is leading in the polls, continues to ignore very legitimate questions from students,” said Michael Barkman, chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students — Manitoba.

“We are simply asking the party what their policy is. They have a responsibility to be open and transparent with their electorate.”

CFS Manitoba says both the NDP and Liberals have responded via Twitter.

“Students are concerned about the future of their post-secondary education in Manitoba and require answers from Mr. Pallister.”

The federation represents more than 45,000 post-secondary students across the province.