01 June 2012

Ça casse!

Bonjour, Québec: Well, more fun in the street, red and black flags, lots of bling blang cacerolada — semester is suspended anyways. And, hey, Grand Prix Formula 1 is a few days off!

Who is actually on strike? It appears to be primarily students at 11 universities and 14 CEGEPs (community colleges) — that is where the semester has been suspended until August. The number of students registered in 161 protesting associations was 154,163 on 23 May 2012 — about a third of students in the province.

The strike, now into 16th week, kicked off in a small way on 23 February 2012, picking up steam along the way.