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GTA college students plan walkout on Friday

Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 5:37 am EDT

Students gather outside Queen's Park in Toronto on Nov. 1, 2017, as they protest against the ongoing strike by Ontario college faculty members. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Some college students in the GTA say they are planning a symbolic walkout on Friday.

In a Facebook post, the group Ontario Students United said they are planning to walkout on what would have been their last day of the fall semester, before the college faculty strike.

Nearly 25,700 full-time Ontario college students received tuition refunds after the five-week strike derailed their semester.

Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education confirmed Tuesday that 10.3 per cent of Ontario’s roughly 250,000 full-time college students asked for, and received, their money back after the strike.

The government ended the strike in November with back-to-work legislation passed in a rare weekend sitting at Queen’s Park.

Organizers said students at Centennial, Sheridan, and George Brown, as well as other colleges across Ontario, have committed to take part.

The walkout is expected to take part between noon and 2 p.m.

With files from The Canadian Press