Student strike: consequences and analysis

What Le Devoir is calling a fragile tentative agreement between students and the Charest government is being discussed and described today. Tuitions will rise – although not for six months – but other changes will offset the increase: a reduction in other fees and the creation of a council that’s meant to monitor university spending are also in the agreement.

Student groups still must vote on the offer arrived at this weekend after a long negotiating session.

Victoriaville is recovering from Friday night’s battle, but friends and family of two young men are in shock at the seriousness of their injuries. Maxence Valade lost an eye and is suffering from other head injuries; Alexandre Allard also has head injuries. The Charest government says the fault is with the protesters, as the SQ can have done no wrong. The Journal analyzes their tactics.