Hello all, I am not really active on this site although I am an AB from Quebec, Canada. Today I wanted to post on a subject that has been talked about worldwide that concerns the Quebec. You may have heard that the Quebec government made a decision in his last budget that the students’ university tuition fees will increase of about 75% in the next 5 years. In Quebec, the majority of the students have been protesting for now more than 100 days. There are protests and demonstrations every day since February organised by the different student associations or independent students. The biggest demonstrations occurred March 22nd with over 200 000 people, April 22nd with overs 300 000 people, and Mai 22nd with over 300 000 people estimated by the medias.
I know that the fees in Quebec are lower than in the rest of US, but I want to remind you that in Quebec we pay a lot more taxes on our salaries and on products than the rest of US so I hope you will still support the Quebecers in their movement even though the fees are not comparable.
I post here a video that has been released today that show the student movement in Quebec, and hope this will inform you.
monkey wrote on 18-04-2012:
I bring this topic to yours as it may seem to some controversy.
I am a student in college. Some time ago the our government made a decision to implement an increase in tuition fees at the University. I live in Quebec (Canada), here the system is mainly done to give a strong redistribution of wealth (taxes).
The announcement create alot of debate and rebellion. Over 60% of students would be unable to continue their studies. Also, this will create a big impact on the middle class who already barely making ends meet.
For more than three months, several student unions are launching protests, including a strike by about 250,000 students. Irroniquement, the government refuses to listen to them that this must indicants Implement this increase in prétexe it will fund the universities, knowing that some Rectors wages are reaching the quarter-milion.
Thus, I would like to know your position on the importance that students can have on a state decisons. Should we be listening?