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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.”

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Tour speaks at Ryerson University.

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Hugo, Marianne and Audrey speak in London, Ontario.

Hugo, Marianne and Audrey speak in London, Ontario.

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"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.
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Audrey Deveault speaks at a tour event.

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"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."

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Audrey Deveault (center) with Hugo Bonin (right) and Marianne Breton Fontaine (left) at the University of Windsor.

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"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.
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Jérémie Bédard-Wien speaks in Hamilton.

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"Tuition here is very much higher than it is in Quebec. I definitely think students will react more strongly."

- Jérémie Bédard-Wien. Read more.
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Marianne Breton-Fontaine speaks at the Hamilton stop in City Hall on the Student Solidarity Speaking Tour. The video is by the McMaster University student newspaper The Silhouette. You can see a promotional video the Hamilton folks made by clicking here.