Quebec Student Protests


Big Week Ahead For Quebec

MONTREAL - Quebec's student strikes, which gained international attention in the spring, now face a pivotal week as students start voting on whether to return to class.Students in the more militant CL...

Will They Boycott More Classes?

Quebec student coalition CLASSE will hold several general assemblies starting next week to decide whether to resume boycotting college and university classes later this summer. CLASSE, the province's...

Back In Full Force

MONTREAL - Jean Charest had fighting words for Quebec's student protesters as he called the provincial election. On Wednesday night, they punched back.As the premier summoned Quebecers to vote in the...

A New Solution To Quebec Tuition Fight

MONTREAL - A new political party hoping to contend for power in the upcoming Quebec election moved Monday to claim the middle ground in the province's rowdy tuition debate.The Coalition For Quebec's F...

Why Getting into Student Politics Can Be Selfish

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

LAVAL, Que. - With or without the tiny felt red square that has come to symbolize student defiance in the province, activist-turned-politician Leo Bureau-Blouin says his views on tuition hikes haven't...

Quebec Student Protest Moves From Street to Voting Booth

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.

Charest Loses Another Education Minister

QUEBEC - Two more ministers from Quebec Premier Jean Charest's cabinet say they won't run again — fuelling speculation the province is headed for a mid-summer election call.Education Minister Michelle...
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Out Of Touch With Quebec?

HUDSON, Que. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's troubled relationship with Quebec came under increased scrutiny Saturday as the province reacted to news he had secretly met with Brian Mulroney for help...

Looming Crisis Sparks Secret Meeting

OTTAWA - The potential for a national unity crisis to emerge out of the next Quebec provincial election has prompted Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do something he has refused to do for years:Meet w...
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It's Not Over Yet

MONTREAL - Large daytime protests are being held in Quebec today, just as they have for each of the last four months, on the 22nd of each month.Thousands of people are marching in Montreal and Quebec...

UN Criticizes Quebec's Emergency Law

The Charest Liberals and Harper Conservatives have formed a united front to condemn a United Nations agency for criticizing Quebec's controversial Bill 78 limiting student protests. United Nations Hi...

Pillow Fights And Protests

MONTREAL - With barbecues and beachfronts beckoning, Quebec students fighting tuition increases are turning to election-style campaign tactics and more creative forms of protest to sustain support for...

Will He Be Back?

QUEBEC - Jean Charest left the Quebec legislature to begin his summer break Friday — and it remains to be seen whether he'll ever return as premier.Charest said he expected the legislature to reconven...

Here's Why Quebec Politics Matter

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.