Le 30 mars 2011, le ministre des Finances du Québec, Raymond Bachand, annonçait que les étudiants devraient payer davantage pour leurs études universitaires, et que le financement des universités avait besoin d’une contribution plus élevée de la part des étudiants. À la suite de cette annonce, les associations étudiantes du Québec ont décidé de parler […]
Check out Martin Robert’s support of the student strike. This article has been translated from the original French. Read the French version here. On March 30, 2011, Quebec Minister of Finance, Raymond Bachand, announced that students would have to pay more for their university education, and that the funding of universities would require a greater […]
Read Jacob T. Levy’s take on this issue here. Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and “nonideal theory.” As I understand the distinction, the former has to do with the way we think that political institutions ought to be, were they to embody our preferred values perfectly. The latter […]
Read Daniel Weinstock’s take on this issue. At this writing, the student unions’ boycott of classes in Quebec has ended in success. The boycott precipitated an early election that brought down Jean Charest’s PLQ government. His defense of higher tuition and his stand against the student unions—excessive and illiberal though it became— almost certainly helped […]
In the spring of 2012 hundreds of thousands of Quebec students and their allies took to the streets to protest the government’s proposed tuition fee increase. Martin Robert makes the case against the tuition increase and proposes an alternative model in which tuition would be free in Quebec.