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Protesters divide after tuition freeze

This time last year, the buzz around Nov. 10, the first full-fledged day of action planned by the student movement, was reaching a fever pitch. The 30,000-strong protest was the first step in what would become North America’s largest student protests in decades with over 200,000 students bringing Quebec’s government to its knees over the course of the seven-month-long strike. […]

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BC plan funds Aboriginal education

The BC government announced in June its plans for increasing aboriginal involvement in post-secondary institutions — a move which is greatly needed, according to one First Nations post-secondary liaison and student. On June 12, the Liberal government released its Aboriginal Post-Secondary Action Plan, outlining goals and objectives to increase aboriginal involvement at higher education institutes across B.C. until 2020. The […]

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$16.7 mil to Brantford YMCA

On Friday Sept. 7, members of the community gathered at the East Wing of the Research and Academic Centre anxiously awaiting the announcement of $16.7 million in federal funding for the Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletics and Recreation Complex. Invitations were sent out to members of the community earlier in the week for a special announcement from Haldimand-Norflolk MP and Diane […]

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Students wait for a ‘real outcome’

MONTREAL (CUP) — Despite a Parti Québécois victory in last week’s provincial election, student leaders say the movement is far from over. This is despite the party’s headlining promise to abolish the university tuition hikes that prompted the protests that dominated Québec this past year. “This is not a complete victory,” said Elaine Laberge, president of the Fédération étudiante collégiale […]

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Former Concordia professor sends email to students endorsing CAQ

MONTREAL (CUP) — A retired Concordia University professor drew criticism for sending an email to his former students on Aug. 16 encouraging them to vote in the upcoming provincial election and emphasizing his personal inclination towards the Coalition Avenir Québec party (CAQ). In a message sent around 10:30 a.m. from his Concordia University email address, Jack Ornstein stressed his concerns […]

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Independent groups increase action in Quebec protests

Independent groups increase action in Quebec protests

By: Erin Hudson — CUP Quebec Bureau Chief MONTREAL (CUP) — As anticipated back-to-school/back-to-strike actions draw closer; independent groups are stepping into the spotlight to take on more prominent roles in on-the-ground organizing in the resistance against tuition hikes. Throughout the course of the six month-long student strike in Quebec, the four major student federations represented students to the government […]

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