Quebec Tuition Protests

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...

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...

Big Week Ahead For Quebec

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's student strikes, which gained international attention in the spring, now face a pivotal week as students start voting on whether t...

Quebec's Confusing Use of New Protest Laws

Nora Loreto | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Nora Loreto

The secret law during the G20 and the list of laws passed in Québec to quell protests share a common characteristic: they're virtually impossible to enforce consistently. What good is a law that, once passed, is applied selectively? It places a tremendous amount of power in the hands of police who have proven unable to yield such powers appropriately.

It's Not Over Yet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics

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.Thousa...

Pillow Fights And Protests

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - With barbecues and beachfronts beckoning, Quebec students fighting tuition increases are turning to election-style campaign tactics and mor...

Grand Prix Opening Day Cancelled After Protests Threats

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Faced with public threats of protests and disruption, the Canadian Grand Prix has cancelled the event's free opening day, a major tourist d...

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...

Bill 78 Hearing Moved To Friday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A legal challenge against Quebec's controversial protest law will now be heard Friday.The case was scheduled to proceed today but a spokesw...

Bill 78 Must Be On Negotiation Table: Montreal Student Group

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Politics

The clanging of pots and pans sounded throughout Montreal's downtown core Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, as thousands of p...

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 tu...

Quebec Students, Government To Resume Negotiations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's months-long conflict over tuition fees shifts to Quebec City today where students and the provincial government will meet for anot...

Montreal Protesters Set Fires, Rally Against Controversial New Quebec Law

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A plan to restore order in Montreal appeared to erupt in smoke late Saturday, with fiery blockades blazing on a busy downtown street corner...

Student Protests Showing Quebec's Ideological Divide

CP | Andy Blatchford and Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - After decades of debating independence, Quebec's hottest political disputes are suddenly about the role of the state and its relationship t...

Charest's Right Arm Couldn't Solve Student Dispute

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Line Beauchamp was trained as a psychologist but that didn't help her sway the minds of students protesting tuition fee increases in Quebec.B...

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 go...

Quebec Government Calls Meeting With Student Leaders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - A violent standoff erupted on the streets of a tiny city where Quebec's governing party was holding its weekend convention, as p...

NDP MPs Told To Keep Quiet

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 04.30.2012 | 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 tuit...

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...

Montreal Student Riot Mar Charest Speech

CP | Alexander Panetta and Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A spring of discontent in Quebec characterized by images of red-clad student protesters took on a darker tone Friday as downtown streets we...

Student Protests Take Nasty Turn

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada

GATINEAU, Que. - Increasingly nasty skirmishes in Quebec between police and student protesters resulted in 150 arrests in one spot Thursday, in a prov...

Happy Anniversary Charest!

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec students showed no sign of backing down Saturday in their battle with the provincial government, staging another massive march throu...

Student Asks For Injunction To Stop Quebec Protests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The battle between the Quebec government and student protesters is playing out this week on multiple fronts — in the streets, courtrooms, b...

Quebec Not Budging Despite Massive Student Protest

CP | Melanie Marquis and Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada

The Quebec government's battle against student protesters deepened Friday, with both sides exchanging threats one day after a memorable protest.Studen...