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Confrontation between police and protestors outside Quebec Liberal Party meeting turns violent

Over 100 people, including a busload of McGill and Concordia students, were arrested last night in the wake of a protest against the Quebec government's proposed tuition increases. Around 4,000 protesters travelled to Victoriaville, Quebec yesterday for the start of the Quebec Liberal Party’s general council meeting, while in Quebec City, student leaders negotiated with the

15,000 Quebec students storm the city’s downtown to kick off tuition protest, riot police summoned

The Quebec student movement’s general strike kicked off with a day of action on Feb. 24. Thousands of students gathered in Montreal’s Philips Square and marched through downtown protesting tuition increases set to begin in September. The march at times numbered up to 15,000 students. CLASSE, the Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante,

Strikes, protests and petitions: Quebec students ramp up pressure to oppose tuition fee hikes

Quebec students stepped up the fight against tuition hikes this week, with tactics ranging from vandalizing a CEGEP, declaring unlimited strikes, blocking the Montreal Stock Exchange and preparing a petition for the National Assembly. More protests are scheduled for the upcoming weeks, say student representatives. Tuition hikes are destined to begin in fall 2012, with a

Quebec students to strike March 22

After a day-long meeting Jan. 21 in Quebec City, the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec have reaffirmed the intention to strike on March 22 to protest rising university tuition fees in the province. But first, the individual members groups need to seek approval from their constituents.

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Mulcair will announce leadership decision ‘in a few weeks’

Don’t expect a definitive statement anytime soon on Thomas Mulcair’s future in the NDP leadership race. “It’s a question of weeks, not days,” the party’s deputy leader told a group of about 60 supporters and Concordia University students at a speaking event in Montreal on Sept. 16. He made the comments the day after a three-day

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