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Originally posted by bigwig22
Originally posted by knoledgeispower
reply to post by Gab1159
I posted about this a couple days ago. When the students blocked a major commuter bridge, the day before the big protest, police also ramped up tactics and have used chemical sprays against the demonstrators.
Montreal has been very lucky having their tuition so low and frozen for so long. Now they are on the way to being up to the levels of the rest of the province. I wish we could have free education like England, France & other countries.
I don't understand what you mean by "Montreal has been very lucky having their tuition so low and frozen for so long. Now they are on the way to being up to the levels of the rest of the province" .
The fees are the same for the entire province. Maybe you meant :
QUEBEC has been very lucky having their tuition so low and frozen for so long. Now they are on the way to being up to the levels of the rest of the COUNTRY.
Am I wrong?
Originally posted by Gab1159
This happened to my city (Montréal, Québec, Canada) on March 22nd, and I'm very upset I couldn't make it there.
The website is written in french, just wait for the ad to end, then the video will automatically start:
Timelapse of huge 200,000+ protest
So the context is that the government decided to raise the tuition fees up 75% in just 5 years. The students decided they would be boycotting their classes, and now there are about 300,000 students NOT going to their classes at all, teachers even joined the movement. There are about 500 000 students, so that makes 3 students out of 5.
In this protest, now the biggest in Canada's history, about 200 000 to 300 000 people showed up to protest against the sudden raise in fees. What's so perfect about it? Not a single arrest, not a single sign of violence, no damage done anything. NOTHING, even Montréal's MSM (that are heavily against the protest, of course ) couldn't find anything to discredit the movement. There was a difference of about 90 minutes between the front and the back of the crowd.
This should be an example for the whole world, this should be how every single protest is done. Those saying the world isn't changing are wrong, the new generations are taking back their sovereignty, the kids are fighting what their parents never dared to.
Look around, everywhere there are protests. Times, they're a changing!edit on 26-3-2012 by Gab1159 because: (no reason given)edit on 26-3-2012 by Gab1159 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by knoledgeispower
England doesn't have free university tuition. It costs £9000 a year.
Today's huge protest was organised by the NUS and lecturers' union the UCU. Both unions have attacked coalition plans to raise tuition fees as high as £9,000 while making 40% cuts to university teaching budgets.
The sticker price of studying and living on campus at the average public university rose 5.4% for in-state students, or about $1,100, to $21,447 this fall, the College Board estimated. The chief cause of that increase was a dramatic spike in tuition and fees at hundreds of public universities. Tuition at the average public university jumped 8.3% to $8,244.
Many campuses, however, had increases that were drastically higher. California State University San Marcos posted the highest percentage increase in the country by raising tuition and fees by 31% to $6,596, according to Collegedata.com.
The University of New Hampshire hiked its tuition 11.5% to $15,250, giving New Hampshire the most expensive public college system in the country.
The sticker price of living and studying for a year at a typical private college rose 4.3% to $42,224 this year.
The proposal to add $325 a year to tuition every year for five years is reasonable. Quebec’s tuition fees, which would reach $3,800 a year by 2016, will still be among the lowest in Canada.
For years, the threat of student unrest has kept Quebec political leaders from dealing with the issue of tuition fees, which have remained frozen in 33 of the past 43 years.
But taxpayers cannot continue to fill the gap. After all, who will carry the weight of the accumulated debt if not future taxpayers – the students themselves, and their children. Is this a reasonable ask? No.
The students argue that the tuition freeze is a distinct achievement in a distinct society.
Originally posted by petrus4
200,000 is a vast improvement, but it is still only a drop in the bucket, relative to the overall population.
We need at least 25% of the population of a given city to protest, simultaneously. So in a city of four million people, that means one million. We need the authorities to be completely overwhelmed.
I am tired of there being a scenario where no more than 5% of the human population, is willing to demonstrate that it deserves to continue to survive. We need to prove Albert Pike wrong; that there isn't only going to be a human resistance of that number which then fails, while the other 95% of the sheep go to the slaughter.
I think people actually need to stop being excited about such small numbers, as well. Occupy in the past have spoken about entire protests of 150 people, as though they were something to get excited about. They're not. We need many, many, many, MANY more people.
Originally posted by NoLoveInFear46and2
reply to post by Gab1159
Hey hey!! Salut mon ami de Montréal!! Comment ça va?
We're hearing about this protest everyday now. There's this one thing that's bugging me though, about the protesters.
You see, as much as I hate Jean Charest, he did invite them, last year, to speak up when they came out with the inflation. None of the stude ts went to defend their cause and now that it has passed they're outraged.
I understand the frustration, of course I do, but they did have their chance is all I'm saying.
Bonne journée tout le monde!! ( have a nice one )
Originally posted by CB6699
My kid's tuition is $7,000 per semester here in alberta, i paid $14,000 for a one year course, and we both only attendet college, not even university. Books and other expenses not includet.
So, now I should be expected to pay even more taxes to offset the tuition in quebec?
Sorry, don't think so !
Originally posted by Teye22
I believe that the average wait time at the ER is 18-20 hrs(dont quote me on that but I know I am really close). The roads speak for themselves as well...lollll
Originally posted by Ben81
The protests are for their second week apx
Another protest is planed for today
didnt know 200 000 took place recently
how come they didnt talk about it much on the news or even showed it
thats a lot of people the waves wasnt stoping
only 1 police car got abused during the entire 2 weeks
thats not bad .. not american here .. Canadians here (jk)
violence is not the solution and it will never be
The Abused Police car
was probably defective when placed there ...
the AP had the green light to destroy it
The Agent Provocateur covering their faces all the time
to descredit the entire peacefull protest
I work near the Bell Center in Montreal
not far from St-Catherine .. but i work the night .. so didnt see any protest yet loledit on 3/27/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ashnik3000
see at least canadians know how to protest without all the bull# and they know what their protest is about and its not some thing hippies can use as an excuse to tell people to eat kelp(leaving out the pathedic occupy of halifax)... im just glad im i only got one more year left so i wont see too much of this change...