Students Clash with Tuition Fees Raise

Yannik Hay

Gatineau, Canada

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In the province of Quebec, the students are on strike and they are about to lose a whole semester. They are against the rise in the tuition fees and about 50% are ready to do anything for making their point to the politicians and the society. Rioting… anything.

- What began as yet another ordinary student protest against an increase in university tuition fees has finally turned into a full-fledged political battle between the Liberal government (which, in this case, has the support of a majority of Quebeckers) and a coalition of radical students and left-wing activists, with the Parti Québécois discreetly fuelling the fire – although it stopped short of embracing the student leaders’ most extravagant demands.
- Lysiane Gagnon Globe and Mail.

Quebec is the province in Canada where the tuition fees are the lowest and some leaders/speakers amongst the students association won’t accept the slight raise even if the tuition fees were frozen for many past decades.

There are some teachers who take part with the students and some against.
There are parents who support the students but the majority of the parents don’t.

If they lose the whole semester this could mean that struggling students with apprenticeship could get discouraged and drop out of school. This is at a big society cost.

Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: 2012-04-18
ISO: 400
Canon 1D Mark IV
Aperture priority: F/2,4
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Metering Mode: Pattern
Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac

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