Quebec Tuition

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.

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...

PQ Should Use Public Funds To Promote Sovereignty: Parizeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Former Parti Quebecois premier Jacques Parizeau is taking aim at the current party leadership, saying it should do more to promote sovereig...

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...

Quebec Tuition Hike Not Completely Avoided

CP | Andy Blatchford and Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec students who staged a memorable series of protests last spring could see their efforts result in a roughly 80 per cent discount on p...

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...

What Maple Spring? Tuition Still Top Issue In Quebec

CBC | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Politics

One year after the start of Quebec's Maple Spring, university funding is still hotly contested by the province's political and student leaders. ...

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...

PQ Scrap Tuition Hike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The tuition increase that triggered such social strife in Quebec was cancelled Thursday during an action-packed first full day in office for ...

Soon-To-Be Premier A Big Hit With Student Groups

CBC | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Martine Desjardins, president of Quebec's university students association, says Pauline Marois' promise to cancel a tuition fee hike is a victory for ...

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.

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...

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...

Out Of Touch With Quebec?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Politics

HUDSON, Que. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's troubled relationship with Quebec came under increased scrutiny Saturday as the province reacted to new...

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...

Student Group Promises Summer Of Protests After Talks Fail

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Frustrated after a breakdown in negotiations, thousands took to the streets of Montreal Saturday and promised a summer full of demonstratio...

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...

15 HuffPost Quebec Bloggers Weigh In On Student Protests

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada

Earlier this week, we asked HuffPost Quebec readers to explain the student movement to the rest of us -- the real deal on protests that have racked th...

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...

Tuition? What Tuition?

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The unpredictable nightly protests that helped spur a government crackdown have largely been a Montreal-only affair — until now.Since Pre...

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...