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CEGEP and students reach deal to resume some classes

05/03/2012 08:28 EDT | Updated 07/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Students at Montreal’s College de Maisonneuve who won a court injunction to attend classes may finally be able to get into the building this morning.

Sixteen students have tried for several days to resume their session, but students and professors supporting the strike movement have blocked the school’s entrances.

The school’s administration has cancelled classes twice this week because of the picket line.

The school had a deal with student leaders to allow students who needed to complete courses for internships to finish the semester.

But the blockade derailed that deal.

On Wednesday night, student leaders and the school’s administration reached an agreement allowing those students to return. School spokesperson Bridgette Desjardins said the deal also addresses the injunction.

Protesters at several other CEGEPs where students have also received court injunctions have prevented the schools from reopening.

Administration at the Sherbrooke CEGEP has cancelled classes every day this week.

Today an assembly will be held at the school for students to vote on whether or not to extend the general strike.

Students at Sherbrooke have been boycotting classes since March 1.

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