Quebec students protest tuition hikes - Macleans.ca

Quebec students protest tuition hikes

Students worried university will be less accessible

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About 150 students protested the provincial government’s announcement yesterday that tuition will rise $325 a year for five years. The students gathered outside Bonaventure Hotel this morning, where fiance minister Raymond Bachand was discussing his budget. Although the protesters were blocking traffic, the students were reportedly peaceful. Tuition in Quebec has been frozen for all but 10 of the past 43 years, and by the time tuition has finished increasing, students will be paying an extra $1,625 a year. “When the students see tuition exploding it gives them a weird message that they are not wanted,” Leo Bureau Blouin, President of the Quebec Federation of Cegep Students told CTV News.

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