Quebec’s student strikers will now be facing a crucial moment as they decide whether or not to return to classes in the fall. The strike, which has been occurring since spring, has made it into international news.
Starting Tuesday, Students in the CLASSE association will vote over a nine-day period about whether or not to head back to class when it reopens mid-month. These votes will mark the end of this six-month battle of students fighting against tuition hikes.
Students now have a tough choice to make: to end their battle or continue it and risk the re-election of the Charest government? Students know that their choice will have a major impact on the upcoming election.
The idea has been proposed to hold a five-week break from the strike, however it was rejected.
The tuition increase of $1,778 over the next seven years does have some support from the public as they have decided to make it the focus for their reelection campaign
Currently a third of Quebec’s students are on strike.