Thank you to all the students, labour and community groups who endorsed and supported this project in many ways. We are confident that this was an important and positive dialogue between Quebec and Ontario students, and we know it will continue with optimism. As Hugo said, “We didn’t reinvent the wheel in Quebec and we don’t have a secret recipe. You have to find your own ways to mobilize… If you work hard enough, you can have the kind of movement we have in Quebec.”
"We cannot have demands only specific to the students. One of the successes of the student movement is having labour on its side and other community organizations. We receive very broad support. We put our fight into a context of challenging austerity and that was an appeal to a lot of people in Quebec society. I think that’s a message that we can give to Ontario students."
- Marianne Breton Fontaine in London. Read the interview here.
"Social movements like this don’t happen overnight. It takes time to build, and mobilize, and convince people that what you’re defending is the right cause."
- Audrey Deveault. Read more and watch the video.
- 1 year ago
"When you’re paying $10,000 and more for a bachelor of arts degree and you’re $40,000 in debt from student loans, you’re shopping for an education. Education itself is seen as a commodity … If you want to fight this, you must fight the tuition fight."
- Hugo Bonin, who joined the speaking tour yesterday, in Windsor. Read more.