Circ Posted March 11, 2005 Share Posted March 11, 2005 There is currently a province-wide unlimited student strike here in Quebec. What happened was that the government cut 103 millions dollars last year in bursaries and raised the minimum amount of loan you needed before you could get a bursary. Additionnally, this broke a deal with the federal government so that an additionnal 70 million$ in scholarship won't reach the students of Quebec. This reforms affect the poorest students, those who need scholarships the most. The government has steadily ignored the protests during the last year, so the 3 main associations have launched a call to general strike. There are currently 70 000 students on strike whose major demands are: -That the government [b]retroactively[/b] cancel the bursaries reform -That the government takes back any attempt toward institutional independance in the collegial network (hard to explain if you're not from Quebec. Currently, diplomas from all cegeps of quebec are equivalent, it would make them inequal, basically) Ever been in a student strike? What do you think of student strikes? links: [url]http://thelink.concordia.ca/article.pl?sid=05/03/09/2313229[/url] [url]http://action.web.ca/home/cfs/en_alerts.shtml?x=73366&AA_EX_Session=324831bc33567d9a04c5f75e965af539[/url] [url]http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=004904c5-928c-4a1d-a308-6d16f832dfd1[/url] [url]http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=004904c5-928c-4a1d-a308-6d16f832dfd1&page=2[/url] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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