Quebec tuition fee increases to go ahead, says government

February 21, 2012

Despite a fast-growing student strike in Quebec that threatens to paralyze many PSE institutions in the coming weeks, "there is no plan to change the tuition increases. It's being done to assure the quality of teaching here," says an aide to Education Minister Line Beauchamp. However, protesting students hope that thousands more striking students expected with the next wave of student votes will convince the minister that the plan to raise tuition fees cannot proceed. The striking students have some support from university instructors, with the Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d'université adopting a resolution protesting police action against peaceful students. Montreal Gazette