Quebec student strike to resume on August 17, says FEUQ president

July 5, 2012

The Quebec student strike over tuition-fee increases is not over, and will resume on August 17 when courses are set to start again at 14 CÉGEPs, says FEUQ president Martine Desjardins. However, she notes that the strike will likely take second place to a provincial election. If, as pundits have suggested, Premier Jean Charest calls for an election for September 17, provincial law would require him to do so by August 8, although the Quebec cabinet will also meet a week earlier, when Charest could call an election for September 10. For their part, students plan to campaign to unseat Liberal MNAs who won with small majorities in the 2008 election. Montreal Gazette