Leo Bureau Blouin

Will Montreal Students Live Happily Ever After?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

After the second protest in the last two weeks following a provincial summit on higher education, everything about Montreal's current spring weather seemed to have year-old Maple Spring undertones to it, including violence, arrests and injuries. The plight of student debt, post graduation underemployment, and rising housing costs are all unarguably quite legitimate burdens faced by my generation. Will free tuition as demanded by the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) and its followers solve these zeitgeist conundrums? Unlikely.

PQ Calls For Truce

CBC | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Star Parti Québécois candidate Léo Bureau-Blouin is calling for a truce in the ongoing tuition protest during the provinicial election campaign. ...

Why Getting into Student Politics Can Be Selfish

Nora Loreto | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Nora Loreto

The Québec media has been buzzing over the announcement made by Léo Bureau-Blouin that he will run for the Parti Québécois during the next election.This will push the former FECQ president into a new kind of politics. Will he be able to continue the fight against the tuition fee hike in this forum? I loathe people who get involved in student politics as a springboard into partisan political life.

Quebec Student Leader To Run For PQ

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics

LAVAL, Que. - With or without the tiny felt red square that has come to symbolize student defiance in the province, activist-turned-politician Leo Bur...

Quebec Student Protest Moves From Street to Voting Booth

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

The Quebec student protesters are coming for Premier Jean Charest, and what better way to do that than to formally align yourself with the opposition? After months of denying any political favourtism or formal ties to the opposition, one of the Quebec student protest leaders, Leo Blouin, is stepping up to the political plate.

Talks Hit A Wall: Student Leader

Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL -- Negotiations between students and the provincial government have hit a wall, student leaders said Wednesday evening as they returned to a ...

Are Students Ready For A Tuition Compromise?

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Politics

The outgoing president of Quebec's College Student Federation (FECQ), Leo Bureau-Blouin, says students are "ready for a compromise" on tuition fees, a...