Quebec Student Protest

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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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Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better known by her badge number, 728. Marc Parent said the...
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Classes Shuttered In Montreal

The University of Montreal has suspended classes in the departments that have been targeted by student protesters since Monday, when a winter make-up term began at all Quebec universities hit by stude...
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Students Defy Back-To-School Law

MONTREAL - Quebec's controversial back-to-school law was wielded for the first time ever by Montreal police after showdowns involving masked protesters disrupted the reopening of universities Monday.A...
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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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Student Strike OVER At Quebec Colleges

After months of boycott, students at every Quebec CEGEPs will be resuming classes. Friday afternoon, students at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal and at CEGEP Saint-Laurent voted to end the strike after a gen...
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Quebec Students Getting Reinforcements?

MONTREAL - The more hardcore Quebec student activists say they will receive help from outside the province as they form picket lines to block the return to school.They say that at schools where studen...
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5 Strange Protests That Rocked

The "kiss-in" to support same-sex marriage that will be held at various Chick-fil-A locations in the U.S. is the latest in a series of diverse protests that make a particular political point in a uniq...
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PQ Calls For Truce

Star Parti Québécois candidate Léo Bureau-Blouin is calling for a truce in the ongoing tuition protest during the provinicial election campaign. The former student leader urged his young cohorts to h...
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They're Coming For Charest

MONTREAL - Thousands of students and their supporters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce the province's tuition increases, sending a message they will be ready for a fight if Premie...
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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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Won't Wear Red Square

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois's little red square is being replaced by a blue fleur-de-lis.The square, which is the symbol of the student protest movement, has been prominently displayed on her lapel duri...
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Here's Why Quebec Politics Matter

It irks me when I hear people speak of distinct society and how Quebec is so different from the "Rest of Canada" (ROC). The media tries to play on it and so do the politicians. I guess that it's easier to try to sell the idea of sovereignty to someone if you first convince them that you have nothing in common.

Heil Hyperbole! Montreal Protesters Are Fighting the Gestapo!

The student protest movement has been rife with hyperbole and misconstrued comparisons since its inception. Thus, it should in fact come as no surprise that the protesters have now taken to making links between the Montreal police and the Nazi regime. In a picture that went viral, students are shown to be giving the Nazi salute.
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'Preventive Arrests'

Montreal police are defending a series of "preventive arrests" over the weekend after student groups and civil rights activists accused the force of political profiling. At least 130 people were arre...