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Marianne White September 5, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/09/05/marois-va-annuler-la-hausse
MONTREAL- Even if she has a minority Pauline Maois has the firm intention to act rapidly to cancel the rise in tuition, and repleal Bill 101.
The elected Premier gave an overview Wednesday of the steps she wants to take.
“My government will cancel the increase in tuition by decree. Law 78 will no longer be in place.” She said, arguing that she hoped to obtain the support of the opposition parties.
Even if a decree is adopted by the government to cancel the increase, a non-confidence motion could be filed by her opponents.
“Even in a minority, I have the intention to get results for the people,” affirmed the PQ leader who accepted the verdict of the population.
Patrick Bellerose June 20, 2012
The leader of the Parti Quebecois,Pauline Marois, has put her red square away for good.
She said so Wednesday morning on the show, “Puisqu’il faut se lever,” hosted by Paul Arcand on the radio at 98.5 FM.
“I will no longer wear the red square, but I will continue to support the student cause. I wore it in the National Assembly each day we say, to clearly show our support [for the students].”
Jerry Beaudoin, Primary school teacher June 2, 2012
I’m truly astonished every time, after more than a hundred days of student outcry, that I’m still reading such spiteful and condescending clichés about students in comments on various social networks.
Sometimes, they’re called tyrant children; other times, it’s said they’re working the system. These deeply flawed arguments made by some show that, most of the time, this debate is more emotional than rational. In fact, briefly comparing the situation of today’s youth with that of their predecessors illustrates how completely unfounded some of these claims are. Whereas their parents, who benefited from education that was practically free and had access to free public services, are fighting passionately for lower taxes and hope for a gilded retirement paid for by generations to come, today’s students see imposed on them, blow by blow: higher tuition fees, rising prices, that they will have to retire later, that they’ll probably have to meekly accept fees for certain public services, and that they alone will have to pay the debt that their predecessors have bequeathed them. And we dare call them tyrant children? Spoiled babies? Really?