Education Minister Michelle Courchesne announced on Thursday that next week she will commence negotiations with the tuition strike students
According to the Gazette Courchesne is concerned about the re-occurring mass arrests during protests and the well being of the students.
She has also stated that she remains in contact with student associations and that together they will reach an official decision.
Quebec Premier Jean Charest will have Chief of staff Luc Bastien replaced on Monday morning.
Charest has insisted that his decision to replace Bastien has no relation to the student strike.