The Quebec government is at it again, raising the contentious issue of cultural identity within the province in their proposed Charter of Quebec Values.
For the past several weeks, whenever people talk about the ongoing protests in Quebec regarding post-secondary education, the comments seem to be more often than not soaked in bitterness about the ingratitude, disillusionment and entitled attitude of the protestors. I understand this perspective, but I don’t share it.
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
Police clashed with protesters for the second time this week as negotiations broke down between provincial student associations and the Quebec government.
Who called who first? And why didn’t they call back? Lately, the relationship between the student lobby and the Quebec provincial government sounds like a dating relationship gone sour, as both sides failed to meet in the last few months for consultations leading up to the budget, each blaming the other.
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,
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
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.
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
A McGill law student will be filing a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission after witnessing and recording the use of blackface at a frosh activity on Sept. 15.