Quebec Student Protest

Overnight Protest Ends In 50 Arrests

CP | Nelson Wyatt and Pierre St-Arnaud, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois has called for calm as another nighttime student protest march is announced, this time in the provincial capital.The...

They're Back

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal police say ten people were arrested for assaulting police officers during a protest in Montreal against the Quebec government's decision to i...

'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...

Quebec Student Groups Go Head-To-Head With Government

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Quebec student groups didn't get along well with the province's Liberal government — and now things don't seem too rosy with t...

Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

CBC | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better kn...

Classes Shuttered In Montreal

CBC | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada

The University of Montreal has suspended classes in the departments that have been targeted by student protesters since Monday, when a winter make-up ...

Protesters Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Officers In Montreal

CP | Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Police were laying numerous criminal charges in a second day of confrontation with student protesters following the reopening of Quebec's u...

Students Defy Back-To-School Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's controversial back-to-school law was wielded for the first time ever by Montreal police after showdowns involving masked protester...

Returning Quebec Students Will Need to Retake Economics 101

Peter McCaffrey | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter McCaffrey

Figures from Statistics Canada show that, for the 2011/2012 year, undergraduate students in Quebec paid an average of just $2,519 a year for their education. Meanwhile, students in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario paid $5,601, $5,662 and $6,640 a year, while the Canadian average was $5,366 a year. Charest's tuition proposal would have seen Quebec students still paying thousands of dollars less for their tuition in 2017 than students in several other provinces are paying right now. No organisation, universities included, can continue to provide a quality service if its expenses go up while it is unable to raise sufficient revenue to cover those expenses.

Quebec Student Protests Resurface Amid Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Student protests made a reappearance in the Quebec election Wednesday after having dropped off the radar in the campaign's first weeks.Thou...

Student Strike OVER At Quebec Colleges

CBC | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Politics

After months of boycott, students at every Quebec CEGEPs will be resuming classes. Friday afternoon, students at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal ...

Back To Class For These Quebec Students

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada

It's back to school season for more Quebec students as three Montreal colleges voted to end the student strike and resume classes on Thursday. ...

Arrest Made At Quebec Student Protest

CBC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada

One person was arrested by Montreal police Monday morning during a student protest to underline the forced return to class. The sound of ...

Quebec Students Getting Reinforcements?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The more hardcore Quebec student activists say they will receive help from outside the province as they form picket lines to block the retu...

Face Behind Quebec Protests Quits, Has One Regret

CBC | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Saying his organization "needs fresh faces," Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois announced late Wednesday night he is stepping down as co-spokesperson of CLASSE, th...

Only Select Media Welcome At Crucial Student Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A group of Quebec students voting on whether to return to school, a decision that could hold far-reaching political consequences, is limiti...

An Election Wishlist From Quebec Students

CBC | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Student leaders have released a 20-page election wish list to help fellow students make an informed decision when they cast their ballot on Sept. 4. ...

5 Strange Protests That Rocked

CBC | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada

The "kiss-in" to support same-sex marriage that will be held at various Chick-fil-A locations in the U.S. is the latest in a series of diverse protest...

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. ...

They're Coming For Charest

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Thousands of students and their supporters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce the province's tuition increases, sending ...

Good News For Quebec Students

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Quebec government has quietly adopted several controversial measures it says will broaden access to higher education in the province.St...

Rufus Wainwright Gets Behind Quebec Protesters

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The world's biggest jazz festival opened Thursday with its opening act declaring his support for Quebec's protesting students.Crooner Rufus...

First Students, Now Teachers?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's waning student crisis is threatening to reignite before summer's end, with teachers becoming involved in the newest phase of the t...

Won't Wear Red Square

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois's little red square is being replaced by a blue fleur-de-lis.The square, which is the symbol of the student protest movement...

Here's Why Quebec Politics Matter

Christopher Hickson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Hickson

It irks me when I hear people speak of distinct society and how Quebec is so different from the "Rest of Canada" (ROC). The media tries to play on it and so do the politicians. I guess that it's easier to try to sell the idea of sovereignty to someone if you first convince them that you have nothing in common.