Congress prevented the doubling of interest rates on the loans of millions of current and former college students, but the deal lasts for just a year, and students are already anxiously wondering whether they’ll face the same financial threat next summer.
Student groups in Quebec are scheduled to meet with the province’s education minister to resume negotiations over tuition hikes that have provoked more than 100 days of sustained protest.
More than 400,000 Canadians—students and defenders of freedom of expression—filled the streets of Montreal this week to protest a 75 percent university tuition hike and emergency legislation that placed draconian penalties on people exercising their right to demonstrate.
More than 500 people were arrested in Montreal on Wednesday night while protesting tuition increases and a controversial new law that severely limits the right to demonstrate.
Quebec is looking to end three months of student protests against rising tuition fees by introducing emergency legislation that would temporarily close some universities and fine the pants off of picketers blocking students and faculty from entering classrooms.