Maple Spring

Quebec Liberals Reject Student Unrest Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Liberal government has dismissed a report into the 2012 Quebec student unrest, suggesting it was little more than a political tool by the...

Anniversary Protest Quickly Broken Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A march to mark an anniversary in Quebec's protest movement was swiftly broken up Friday by a police force that has shown increasing strict...

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.

(Maple) Spring Is In The Air

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal police donned riot gear and moved in to make at least 50 arrests after an initially peaceful demonstration by Quebec students prot...

'Maple Spring' Unrest 'Behind Us': Marois

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Without the salvos of snowballs pelting police, the chunks of ice flying through the air, and the officers chasing protesters across a snow...

Another Maple Spring Coming?

CP | Andy Blatchford and Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Not even the most militant of Quebec's student federations expects this week's education summit to plunge the province into another Maple S...

Students Slam Law, Call For New Talks

CBC | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada

Quebec's legislature has gathered for a late-night debate on emergency education legislation Thursday night, as student protests were held in five of ...

Charest Makes Protesting Students An Offer

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Jean Charest has offered to slightly soften the blow of controversial tuition hikes in a series of proposals with two aims in mind: calming his provin...