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Originally posted by citizen6511
reply to post by ajmusicmedia
a very interesting social event, it's easy to have sympathy with the students when dealing with such a corupt society.
but with 5 political parties in Quebec, the ruling liberals may win again making the students' hopes no more than a cry in the wilderness.
but i wish them well, the optimism of youth against the forteress of coruption.
"It's time for calm to be restored," Charest said Wednesday at a podium, flanked by several rectors and university-association officials. "Access to education is a right. Nobody can pretend to defend access to education and then block the doors of a CEGEP or university." "The current situation has lasted too long... Quebecers have a right to live in security." Polls suggest Charest's unpopular government, facing a longshot re-election bid, might actually have public support for its tuition hikes. But the premier has responded angrily in recent weeks when accused of encouraging a climate of confrontation for his own political benefit. Bracing for more of that criticism, the Charest government has bought ads in Thursday's newspapers explaining how it has already made several adjustments to its tuition plans to soften the impact on the poorest students. The ads emphasize another point Charest is keen for people to understand: 70 per cent of Quebec students have quietly finished their semester and aren't even striking.