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New education minister is a familiar face
With student groups representing over 160,000 students still enforcing boycotts, Quebec’s “maple spring” looks like it will turn into a long summer.
On Monday, Quebec’s education minister Line Beauchamp resigned suddenly. In her resignation speech, Beauchamp blamed student leaders for being unwilling to compromise. That’s after she spent the previous week saying that she would only discuss small details of the tentative agreement made on May 5, which fell apart after it was rejected by most student associations.
Arts and business students will attend classes
Two of Quebec’s largest English-language student associations have decided against joining the widespread student strikes in Quebec.
Many associations have held votes to decide whether members should jointly skip classes to protest a tuition hike of $1,625 over five years.
After a bit of a delay, members of The Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University voted against striking on Tuesday: 609 were opposed, 495 were in favour and 16 abstained.
The vote was delayed, according to the Montreal Gazette, because more people than expected showed up—about 1,100 of the 7,100-strong faculty. As a result, some voting took place via Skype connections.