Dozens attend Vancouver protest against health care fee for international students

A rally was recently held in Vancouver to call for the removal of a health care fee that British Columbia charges international students. A fee of $75 is charged to all individuals with a study permit, which protest organizers argue is unfair when international students already pay high tuition fees and rent. Protestors marched from Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station to Health Minister Adrian Dix’s office on Thursday. “[The fee is] very exclusionary and very unjust,” said recent graduate Rahil Adeli. “A fair society should be equitable for everyone, and it doesn’t matter if I pay this fee or not, we need to speak up for the rights of all people, our friends, everyone in our society.” CTV News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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