Québec students win a great victory
Last semester around 150,000 Québec student went on strike against tuition fee increases. They picketed and demonstrated and were so effective the Liberal Provincial Government, in a measure called Bill 78, made the protests illegal.
300,000 then demonstrated in an illegal protest against the Government and for students.
In recent elections in Québec the Liberal Government lost power. In its first act the new minority Parti Québecois Government rescinded the fee increases.
Québec students organised and fought. They mobilised. They struck. They picketed. They demonstrated. They won. As the neoliberal project intensifies its attacks on higher education, there may be a lesson there for students and staff at Universities around the globe, including Australia.
Here is a link to the Montreal Gazette for a fuller report.