Quebec Tuition

Will Montreal Students Live Happily Ever After?

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.
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Overnight Protest Ends In 50 Arrests

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois has called for calm as another nighttime student protest march is announced, this time in the provincial capital.The Thursday night march follows one in Montreal that...
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They're Back

Montreal police say ten people were arrested for assaulting police officers during a protest in Montreal against the Quebec government's decision to increase tuition fees. Police demanded protesters...
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Another Maple Spring Coming?

MONTREAL - Not even the most militant of Quebec's student federations expects this week's education summit to plunge the province into another Maple Spring.Quebec gained international attention last y...
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Free Tuition In This Province? Why Not!

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 Parti Quebecois government scrapped a controversial i...
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PQ Scrap Tuition Hike

QUEBEC - The tuition increase that triggered such social strife in Quebec was cancelled Thursday during an action-packed first full day in office for the Parti Quebecois government.The new government...
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Returning Quebec Students Will Need to Retake Economics 101

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.
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Good News For Quebec Students

MONTREAL - The Quebec government has quietly adopted several controversial measures it says will broaden access to higher education in the province.Student groups, however, contend the measures will h...
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First Students, Now Teachers?

MONTREAL - Quebec's waning student crisis is threatening to reignite before summer's end, with teachers becoming involved in the newest phase of the tuition battle.The attention of the province is shi...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Is The End Nigh?

MONTREAL - Negotiations between students and the provincial government will resume Thursday after students left a third night of talks saying the government wanted time to study their latest proposal....
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Bill 78 Hearing Moved To Friday

MONTREAL - A legal challenge against Quebec's controversial protest law will now be heard Friday.The case was scheduled to proceed today but a spokeswoman for one of the student federations contesting...
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Tuition? What Tuition?

MONTREAL - The unpredictable nightly protests that helped spur a government crackdown have largely been a Montreal-only affair — until now.Since Premier Jean Charest passed a law last week limiting pr...

Jean Charest: Robbing From the Young to Give to the Old

In real dollars, Quebec's Premier paid less for his university education than Québec students do today. Now, he wants his generation of baby boomers to pay less in taxes. The result is robbery of the young to pay for the old. It is hard to see how students are the entitled ones in this scenario.
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Student Group Rejects Charest's Offer

MONTREAL - One of Quebec's most powerful student groups has shot down Premier Jean Charest's revised offer on tuition fees.The C.L.A.S.S.E. student federation voted this morning against Charest's prop...
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On The World Stage

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 student unrest now receiving some international attentio...
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Quebec Minister Calls For Truce

Talks between Quebec Education Minister Line Beauchamp and representatives of four student groups were expected to continue into Tuesday, after striking students agreed — in a fashion — to a 48-hour t...