It is difficult to measure the impact of our demands and our political representations on government action with regard to universities, but with the next elections nearing, it seems that several of our demands have been heard by the Miister of Higher Education.
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Five years after the Printemps érable, one of the biggest protest movements ever to hit Quebec, the province’s universities remain underfunded and beset by a series of unresolved issues. “We are crossing a great wilderness,” says Guy Breton, rector of Université de Montréal. “The Maple Spring paralyzed everyone who criticized the underfunding of universities.
MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The sectors of health, education, environment, unions, research, business, international co-operation, arts and culture, anti-poverty, youth and human rights advocacy rally to ask our governments to put an end to the tax haven era. Taxes are an essential pillar of our democratic society, but we must change the rules of this system to make sure everyone pays their fair share.
Subject to political, economic, and religious pressures, the Quebec university is currently having difficulty defending its historic mission and fundamental values. Many analysts have described the subsequent denaturing of universities using terms such as “peril,” “collapse,” and “ruins,” and are calling for greater protection of the mission and a reassertion of its value.
In Quebec, funding for university research and creation from public granting agencies or those from the private sector has decreased significantly over the past ten years. From 2004 to 2015, the average budget by professor dropped by 20%. Of all sources, funding from the Quebec government fell the most, from...