More than 20,000 Concordia, McGill students strike over out-of-province tuition increases

More than 20,000 students from Concordia University and McGill University are striking this week to protest the Government of Québec’s tuition increases for out-of-province and international students. Angelica Antonakopoulos, academic coordinator for the Arts and Science Federation of Associations at Concordia, explained that the students wish to build on the ongoing legal challenges that Concordia and McGill lodged against the provincial government in February. “Continuing to apply pressure as students–by taking to the hallways of our institution and taking to the streets–will only give the legal cases the urgency and validity they need in both the court of public opinion and just in the public eye in general,” said Antonakopoulos.

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