Some Quebec students agree to tuition truce

August 9, 2012

Despite a protest in downtown Montreal Wednesday and a confrontation with riot police, at least some Quebec students have declared a truce until the provincial election next month. Students at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme have voted for a truce on the issue of the tuition dispute until election day, although, like many of these early student referendums, attendance was very poor -- only about 150 to 200 of the CÉGEP's 4,000 students turned up for the vote. At Collège de Valleyfield, 426 students voted against a class boycott, while 246 supported it. Meanwhile, concerns are looming about a renegade group called Les Réseaux, which is trying to urge students to block access to CÉGEPs next week when students are set to resume classes. Montreal Gazette