Student protest set for April 3

Quebec's most militant student union is organizing a protest  against austerity budgets.

Leaders of ASSÉ say students at a dozens CEGEPs and university departments have voted in favour.

Headlined , 'Make The Rich Pay', organizers say austerity is a dangerous ideology which can be countered by the banks, corporations and the wealthiest in society.

The demonstration will begin with a rally at  Place Émilie-Gamelin next Thursday afternoon.

More information is available here.

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  1. ric posted on 03/28/2014 06:31 AM
    Why don't these so-called students get part time jobs like our generation did. It's time mommy and daddy stopped paying for their i-pads, cell phones and $6.00 coffees.
  2. Michelle posted on 03/28/2014 07:40 AM
    Hey students here is a good idea how about you get summer and part time jobs like the rest of the students in the world and pay for your own education, stop your whining, it's time to grow up and learn nothing in life is free, if you want it then you need to work for it just like the rest of us do. Besides their are no rich people in Quebec except the politicians the rest of us are poor because we pay too much in taxes and everything else.
    I agree parents need to stop giving their kids everything and make them work for it. my children have worked for everything they wanted even their education. And because of this I know they will be successful in everything they do in life.

    So stop being destructive and start being constructive, get in the unemployment line and find a job instead of the protest line.
  3. RykE posted on 03/28/2014 10:42 AM
    Perhaps these students might want to take a look at the video which breaks down taxes and living expenses of a $52K salary. After paying a tax of 45.6% and spending modestly on essentials, the wage earners will be in the hole for about $1060. Those who earn more pay an even higher tax rate and although they have more take home, they are certainly not bringing in as much as someone earning the same wage in any other province.

    So, if you are wealthy and wise, you will either move from Quebec, or build a shelter to protect your wealth (legally or otherwise). Ultimately, if these students had their way, they would build policy to strip the wealthy of all incentive to remain in Qc, and end up even in a worse situation.

    However, idealism is the folly of youth, and it would be disappointing if they did not think this way.... Wait until they grow up and are shocked at the ideals of their children. For most of them, they will grow up and see the big picture.
  4. Linda posted on 03/28/2014 01:07 PM
    I worked part time during school and full time in the summer for both CEGEP and University, so my parents didn't have to pay for it. Why don't these kids stop protesting this B.S. and get out there and rally the rest of us to scream bloody murder on why our roads are repeatedly being fixed each year, why we are so much in debt, where the are the jobs, why is public transit always breaking down?etc... For the amount of taxes Quebec residents have to pay this should be the province that everyone else comes to in order to see how beautiful things can be. Instead we are falling apart at the seams.
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