Student unions aim to unseat Liberals

Probably no one – except perhaps party leaders themselves – has a bigger stake in the outcome of the upcoming provincial election than Quebec's students, who have been battling the Liberal government for six months, writes Karen Seidman for The Montreal Gazette.

The Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec launched their own campaign just an hour or so ahead of the Liberals' election launch. The students aim to get the youth vote out and unseat the Liberals.

And while they say they're not supporting any particular party, they've made it clear they don't like the Liberals and they aren't impressed with the Coalition Avenir Québec. By a simple process of elimination, that leaves the Parti Québécois and Québec solidaire.

Students have been marching in the streets since February because of a tuition fee increase of CA$254 a year for seven years that they believe will severely affect access to higher education.
Full report on The Montreal Gazette site

Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault’s proposed ‘solution’ to the student conflict in Quebec – announced hastily last Monday as the province prepared for an expected election launch on Wednesday – was resoundingly rejected by student associations that have been embroiled in a battle against tuition fee hikes since February, writes Karen Seidman for The Montreal Gazette.
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