Yesterday, after the close of the province’s long-awaited summit on higher education, demonstrators took to the streets to protest the Parti Québécois’ plan to index tuition. Cult MTL photographer Cindy Lopez was on hand to capture what unfolded.
Today, hundreds, if not thousands, of students are expected to meet at Square Victoria to protest the government’s summit on higher education. Follow our live feed of today’s demonstration.
After months of waiting, the meeting that many marches wrought is here: the Parti Québécois-organized Summit on Higher Education.
It was surprising to hear reports that PQ minister Pierre Duchesne on Sunday had definitively ruled out free education as a point of discussion in next month’s summit on higher education — mostly because he never said any such thing.
To say 2012 was a busy year would be an understatement. Here are the biggest Montreal and Quebec newsmakers of the past 366 days.
The city may have dismantled the camp at Square Victoria more than a year ago, but the Chorale du peuple is keeping the spirit of Occupy Montreal alive — through song.
Last night, 25 local artists, activists and personalities spoke, did interpretive dance, busted out into song and did other generally interesting/fun/weird things, and Owain Harris captured it.
On Oct. 22, the manif, as it were, was en cours. Lucas Wisenthal reported back from the final event of the day.
This week has been a contentious one as some students, as mandated by Bill 78, are returning to class to finish up the winter semester cut short by the student strikes.
Some of their classmates at Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal disagreed with their hitting the books, and blocked the entrances to the universities to demonstrate their displeasure.
Because forcing people to support a position always works out well.
The overwhelming majority of CEGEP students returned to class recently, and everyone’s been holding their collective breath over whether university students would follow suit. Students at Université de Montréal and UQAM headed back to class today to finish their winter semester, only to have them disrupted by the protests of some of their classmates.