Quebec Students Demand Education as a Right, Continue Strike

Students almost unanimously reject government deal, willing to lose year if necessary

University students in Quebec are striking against the right-wing provincial government’s attempt to increase tuition rates. Police have been violently clamping down on the student protests.

One Quebec student organization has come up with four proposals to reduce spending on post-secondary education, so that students are not burdened by rising education costs. Gabrielle Nadeau Dubois, a Quebec student organizer and co-spokesman with CLASSE, calls for a capital tax on Canadian banking transactions, which he proffered would lead gradually to free post-secondary education in Quebec by 2016.

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