Students in Québec are protesting a fundamental shift in post-secondary education philosophy. Tuition has been the lowest in the country anticipating the promise of European-style tuition-free university. Now they are being told that there has been a change of plans, that education isn't about bettering the individual in the interest of a more creative and intelligent society, instead, that education is a business where only the highly profitable disciplines should be pursued: how else are you supposed to pay off the crippling student loans?
The Québec provincial government has put in effect Loi 78, where protest organizers may be fined up to $35 000, individuals - $5 000 and organizations - up to $125 000. The photos on the website linked-to are of people in defiance of this disregard for our charter rights.
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