We Hate To Say It, But The Rest Of The World Should Really Be Watching Quebec’s Huge Student Protests
May 30, 2012
You’ve probably noticed a few headlines, on BI and elsewhere, about some kind of student protest for the last few months in Montreal and Quebec, just over the border in Canada.
Well yes, it’s true. Many of Montreal’s students (and there are a lot, the city has 6 fairly major universities) have been on strike for much of 2012, with multiple marches and protests throughout the year.
Honestly, we’ve perhaps shied away from reporting too much on the protests. It’s a regional issue in that deals with a pretty unsexy subject (tuition fees) that arguably affect only a certain proportion of the population. If you’re reading in the US, and didn’t want to send your child to McGill, frankly, it might not seem so important to you.