- Quebec Student Strike
Although the provincial government has passed a strict law limiting students right to hold demonstrations unless they give a detailed plan about their activities a week ahead of time, students have refused to return to school and have continued to hold large public protests.
Quebec Undergraduate fees lowest in Canada
In March 2011,the Quebec provincial government announced it was raising tuition fees by $325 a year over five years starting in September 2012.
Quebec students, who now pay $2,890 a year to attend university, currently have the lowest tuition fees in Canada and will continue to pay less than all other Canadian university students even after the five year increase. Average fees for the rest of Canadian are now $5,366 a year, with Ontario students paying the most at $6,640. Even with the fee increases, Quebec students will still only be paying $4,700 a year in 2017.
Growing Public Support in Quebec
For information on what makes Quebec and its protests so different from the rest of Canada click on the following story from the Montreal Gazette.Quebec Student Protests Have Deep Roots,
- Student Website on Tuition Fee Increases
- Government Website on Student Fee Increase
- CBC Video Negotiations on Quebec Student Protest ( several other news videos on the issue)
- Student Government negotiations CBC News
- A Diary of the Quebec Student Protests Montreal Gazette
What is your opinion about the strike? Do you agree with the students' protest OR do you feel they should obey the provincial government and return to their classes. Support your answer with reasons and details.
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