Quebec Students

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...

Free Tuition In This Province? Why Not!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - One Quebec student group says that with tuition hikes officially off the table, it will now champion the idea of free education.The new Par...

You'll Be Hearing From Their Lawyers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A class-action lawsuit is being organized by young Quebecers frustrated because they say they were hurt by the province's student strikes.T...

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...

Back to School for Striking Quebec Students -- But Not Back to Democracy

David Gratzer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada
David Gratzer

The student protests shut down Quebec higher education, gained international attention and shook that province's politics. By all accounts, the democratic protests were highly successful at gaining attention.There's only one catch: the protests were anything but democratic. Indeed, it would have been illegal for any labour union in the country to conduct itself the way the student union leadership did. The next Quebec government needs to democratize the student associations. If they want the right to strike like regular labour unions, shouldn't they be held to the same basic democratic standards?

Police On Alert As Quebec Students Return To Class

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The number of students on strike in Quebec dwindled considerably Monday as people at several colleges voted to end a civil-disobedience cam...

Is The End Nigh?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Negotiations between students and the provincial government will resume Thursday after students left a third night of talks saying the gove...

A Timeline Of The Student Protest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A timeline of events in the tuition dispute between the Quebec government and student federations, which has sparked 100 days of unrest in ...

Unions Sending Cash To Help Quebec Student Groups

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Out-of-province money is flowing toward Quebec student activists amid signs their protest movement could persist into the summer.Trade unio...

Line Beauchamp Acts Like a Grown-Up. Why Won't the Students?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

On Wednesday, Quebec's education minister resigned claiming she was no longer helping to solve the problems. Her admission is honest, introspective and poignant, but above all, it is something an adult would do. Conversely, as the protests continue, violence and vandalism has become increasingly commonplace as protesters become ever more uncompromising and antagonistic.

Students Overwhelmingly Reject Deal

CBC | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada

The votes are in, and all three of the largest student groups in Quebec have rejected the tentative agreement reached with the Liberal government last...

Tentative Deal With Quebec Students Includes Temporary Freeze

CP | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - After a bitter three-month battle, there was hope Saturday of a breakthrough in Quebec's tuition crisis, with news of a tentativ...

End To Quebec Student Strike Near?

CBC | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec's education minister said she has reached an "agreement in principle" to potentially end the province's student strike launched three months ag...

Why Those Fresh-Faced NDP MPs Are Keeping Quiet

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Young New Democrat MPs who likely once would have been among the thousands of Quebec students hoisting placards in opposition to higher tuiti...

Student Unrest Shows No Signs Of Stopping

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The social unrest over tuition hikes in Quebec showed no signs of abating Saturday, with protests scheduled throughout the day and student ...

On The World Stage

CP | Stefani Forster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - What began as a provincial policy spat over tuition hikes in Quebec has transformed, in just over a year, into a movement of broader studen...

Quebec Minister Calls For Truce

CBC | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada

Talks between Quebec Education Minister Line Beauchamp and representatives of four student groups were expected to continue into Tuesday, after striki...

'Join Me At The Table': Education Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Quebec government has offered what it hopes will be seen as an olive branch to the province's students.Education Minister Line Beaucham...