Student Strike Quebec

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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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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...

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.

No, The Student Protest Is Not Just About Tuition

Contrary to what is claimed repeatedly in the mainstream press, students are not saying that they should not pay their "fair share" for education and let the province sink into debt. In the context of the strike, where one stands on the above public financing options is certainly important, but it is ultimately of secondary significance.
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Emergency Law A Major Bust : Opposition

Quebec's opposition parties have taken aim at the Charest government for failing to restore order in the streets of Montreal, charging that its controversial emergency law, Bill 78, is not working. F...
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A Timeline Of The Student Protest

MONTREAL - A timeline of events in the tuition dispute between the Quebec government and student federations, which has sparked 100 days of unrest in the province:1990 — Robert Bourassa's Liberal gove...
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Olympic Bid Imperiled?

QUEBEC - The president of the International Olympic Committee diplomatically sidestepped the question Tuesday of whether student strife in Quebec could hurt any bids by the province to hold internatio...
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Students Slam Law, Call For New Talks

Quebec's legislature has gathered for a late-night debate on emergency education legislation Thursday night, as student protests were held in five of the province's biggest cities. The special law, k...
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Students Overwhelmingly Reject Deal

The votes are in, and all three of the largest student groups in Quebec have rejected the tentative agreement reached with the Liberal government last weekend. Eighteen student unions associated with...
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End To Quebec Student Strike Near?

Quebec's education minister said she has reached an "agreement in principle" to potentially end the province's student strike launched three months ago to fight planned increases in tuition fees. In...

Why the Media Hate-On for Quebec Students?

Two quiet professors in yesterday's Globe and Mail drew upon that rarest resource in opinion writing (actual evidence). They noted one of the great unspoken truths about post-secondary education in Canada: the leading variable determining whether kids attend university or not is usually cultural pressure within one's social class -- not cost. For some reason, asking university-educated journalists to analyze politically active university students rarely yields these sorts of conclusions, however.

"Maple Spring?" Seriously, Students?!

Once again, the boycotting students took to the streets of Montreal last night in protest of tuition hikes. Once again, Montrealers are subject to broken glass and a shattered downtown core. And once again, the student leaders of the organization refuse to take any responsibility or action for what they have unleashed on our beautiful city.