The Quebec Student Protests: ‘Going International’
A recent article by Stefani Forster, of the Canadian Press, suggests that the Quebec student protests may be starting a larger social movement outside of Quebec.
According to the article:
In the last few days, Quebec’s student protests have received coverage in French news outlets like Le Monde and Agence France-Presse, in Australia, in New Zealand, and in the U.S., including on CNN.
A New York Times blog suggested tuition fees and student debt could become a key theme in President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election as the president tries to energize young voters. The “French-Canadian students” were cited as an example in the tuition debate, as part of an international outcry against the high price of education.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.