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Public universities and colleges across North America and the United Kingdom appear to be rushing headlong into a new era, caught up in a stampede driven by state-initiated educational policy and demands for ‘modernization’ (certainly a matter of concern in … Continue reading
Alexandra Epp: Could you say your name into the microphone? Katie Heffring: My name is Katie Heffring. I belong to MUNACA, which is McGill University’s [union for] support staff. Last year we were on strike for three months, which is … Continue reading
Globe & Mail writer Margaret Wente recently disparaged the students protesting tuition hikes in Quebec as the “Greeks of Canada.” In this response, Simon Orpana suggests the student movement actually positions Quebec as a beacon of social awareness with the potential to restore how Canada once defined itself as a country. The Quebec student strike, by opening a debate on the nature of democracy itself, has crucial implications for the whole of society.