Students have a friend in Parti Quebecois
The Charest government's controversial university funding plan would be scrapped within the first 100 days of a Parti
That's the promise being made by the PQ on the first full day of the Quebec election campaign.
PQ Leader Pauline Marois says she would quickly eliminate tuition hikes, cancel the emergency protest law Bill 78, and call a summit on university funding if she won the Sept. 4 election.
She is making those promises while accompanied by one of the leaders of the student strikes who is now running for her as a candidate in Laval, near Montreal.
That promise in the company of Leo Bureau-Blouin comes just after a rowdy night-time protest in Montreal resulted in 17 arrests and some injuries.
But Marois says it's not the students who are to blame for the climate of social unrest _ she says it's the fault of Jean Charest's Liberal government.