Volume 94, Issue 75
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Student activism tops Htoo's list
By Chris Lackner
Tin Maung Htoo is one of seven candidates vying for the USC presidential office.
Htoo said he hoped for student councils and student interest groups around the country to unite together. "The government can divide separate groups. We need to push for a strong national group."
The reduction of tuition fees, through collaboration with other student groups and the various levels of government, is his key platform issue, Htoo said. "We can't do this alone," he said. "We have to talk to people responsible in that sector to talk and negotiate."
Htoo said he hoped for better partnerships with student groups such as the Canadian Federation of Students in order to pursue the freeze and reduction of student fees.
Htoo said he also hopes to negotiate with professors to decrease the cost of course notes. "The profit should be for students, not for professors," he added.
The USC is not very politically active, Htoo said, adding he thinks Western could become the central student force in Canada. "My experience abroad has shown me how to change things here," he said. "I know the solution."
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