Tuition Strike

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?

The Price Of Protesting

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bar hopping, shopping and dining out in downtown Montreal are taking a hit due to ongoing student protests that business owners say are cha...