Student groups not done yet
The student strike may be over, but nationalist student groups from several French CEGEPs and universities are turning their attention to sovereignty and what they feel is the over financing of English schools.
"We have to talk about it, and we have to convince our generation that sovereignty and education are linked," says Louis-Philippe Sauvé, the head of the nationalist student group at Cegep Vieux-Montréal.
He says the plan isn't to go out into the streets, but create a dialogue.
Meanwhile, the groups say English CEGEPs and universities get too much money from the government.
Paolo Philpot is with the Société St-Jean Baptiste. He says while English institutions are important, they should not be receiving 25% funding when the anglophone community in Quebec represents 8%.
"And when you look at English Canada," he says, "the French communities don't receive much for their institutions. So the French minority outside Quebec is under-financed, and the English minority in Quebec is over-financed."
The groups say they are not creating division between anglophones and francophones, they are just bringing up a discussion, a debate, that must be have and settled once and for all.