80,000 QC students on strike, protest Tuesday

Tens of thousands of Quebec students went on strike this week for free tuition and to commemorate Quebec’s Maple Spring protests from 2012. The Quebec Student Union told Global News that there are also concerns about a possible large tuition hike this Fall – as much as 8.2% – which could have major consequences for affordability. QC higher education minister Danielle McCann stated that the province is “well aware” of student concerns and that the province will be releasing information on tuition fees “very shortly.” 24 Heures adds that many UQAM students additionally plan to strike on Friday for the environment. CBC| Global News| 24 Heures| Journal de Montréal Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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