[QODLink]
Americas
Quebec students protest university-fee rise
Tens of thousands of students in Canadian province demonstrate against proposed increase in tuition fees.
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 21:07

Tens of thousands of students in the Canadian province of Quebec have been protesting over plans to raise university fees.

Until now, they have been paying just over $2,000 a year, the lowest in the country.

For seven weeks, there have been class boycotts, demonstrations and occasional angry confrontations with police.

The students now plan to target Quebec's unpopular government.

With an election expected next year, the students are threatening to use their votes to keep tuition fees low.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Sherbrooke.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Rights groups say the US prosecution of terrorism cases targets Muslims and are fraught with abuses.
Local painters forgo experimentation to cater to growing number of foreign buyers.
Cyprus is a tax haven and has long attracted wealthy Russians, but it could become a European energy hub.
Palestinians in Gaza have been shocked by the scale of Israeli destruction, as long-term truce efforts continue.
The Positive Action Foundation Philippines, manned by HIV-positive staff, provides care to those who have no one else.
join our mailing list