Students' right to strike to be discussed at Quebec education summit

November 16, 2012

Quebec Higher Education Minister Pierre Duchesne says he is willing to consider officially enshrining the right of students to strike. He argues that this year's tuition-hike protests became a crisis for Quebec society because the previous Liberal government chose to view the red square movement as a class boycott rather than as a strike. Duchesne says an official recognition of a right to strike would prevent confrontations between strikers and students who want to continue attending classes. The minister says the idea will be discussed at the education summit in February. CJAD 800