Ne touchez pas my tuition.
November 11, 2011 5:42 AM Subscribe
posted by googly (88 comments total)
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Meanwhile, in Montreal, tens of thousands of students take to the streets to protest...tuition increases
The annual university tuition in Quebec is $2,168, well below the Canadian average of $5,366
. Premier Jean Charest's government has proposed a $325 annual increase through 2016, to $3,793 per year. University administrators support the move, arguing that it will make up for a more than $600 million shortfall
in education funding in Quebec. Opponents
of the increase argue that it would make postsecondary education inaccessible to thousands of students (all Canadian universities are public).
The protest, peaceful and nonviolent for most of the day, turned ugly
in the evening. At McGill University - already the site of a bitter, two-month old strike
by non-academic workers - a small group of students occupying
the main administration building were forcibly removed. Riot police used pepper spray and physical force to disperse
protesters on campus.