There was no line at the Tim Hortons in the Hall building. There were three people to an elevator in the MB. Something was missing at Concordia on Nov. 10, and their absence did not go unnoticed. Nov. 10 marked the student “Day of Action” organized to show disagreement with rising tuition fees in Quebec. Concordia students took to the streets in protest Thursday, marching in solidarity with students from other Quebec CEGEPs and universities.
“I think it’s a good idea to show just how much students are against the increase in tuition, but in the long run I don’t think it will do anything. If tuition does go up, I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford to continue to go to school here. If I do continue after the tuition hike I’ll barely be able to pay.” - Sara Garden, art history student at Concordia
November 15, 2011
Over 100,000 post-secondary students in Quebec have a one-day strike mandate to protest tuition fee hikes on Nov. 10, while thousands more will vote on approving one in the next few days. It’s the latest action by a student movement whose protests have sometimes resulted in the occupation of government offices, and devolved into injuries- and tear gas-laced clashes with riot police.
November 8, 2011
It seems that even the undead are opposed to tuition fee hikes in Quebec. The Concordia Student Union and the FÃ©dÃ©ration des associations Ã©tudiantes du campus de l'UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al teamed up on Halloween for a double dose of protest in front of Premier Jean Charest’s Montreal office and home.
November 1, 2011