Joan Donovan

Joan Donovan is a PhD candidate in sociology at UC San Diego. She blogs at

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Friday, June 08, 2012
Translating the Quebec Student Protests
Compared to its current clamor, the Quebec student protests began last year with a whimper. In March of 2011, Finance Minister Raymond Bachand announced that Quebec student tuition would increase by $325 every year for five years. By August, student organizations were debating the possibility of an unlimited student strike. In February 2012, student organizations from several colleges and universities endorsed the action and blockaded Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, a major artery in the city.
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