Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CHAREST NEEDS TO TAKE A HARD LINE

The student protest's over tuition fee increases in Quebec have gone on far too long.  Don't get me wrong, I believe in student activism and lobbying as hard as possible to hold the line on tuition fees, but this movement needs a swift kick in the ass.

The province has enjoyed the lowest tuition in the country for generations, subsidized in part by all of the cash the Quebec Government robs from the unethical Churchill Falls Agreement. News that Premier Charest lost his education minister yesterday (she was also deputy Premier) illustrates how complicated this mess has become. Line Beauchamp resigned declaring that she saw no room to negotiate a solution with student leaders.

An increase in tuition fees does not justify weeks of violence, riots and mayhem. It is way overtime to show some leadership and allow students, who do not want to loose their academic year,  to return to the classrooms without fear of being harassed, intimidated and bullied by masked protesters. Enough is enough

The teacher's federation has supported the illegal "strike" for the status-quo from the get go. In fact, they desire no tuition  at all. Free education is their  unattainable goal.

 Students need to be told to return to class or face expulsion.End of story. No more pretense of negotiation or discussion. The smoke bombing of Montreal's subway system last week should have been the Rubicon, the point of no return. The ensuing transport chaos affected about 200,000 passengers and cost the city more than $10 million in lost economic activity, according to economists

You can not negotiate with rabble. The extremists are in control of the agenda.  It is not possible. If they continue to block entrances to educational institutions and bridges, they should be carted off to jail.

Anarchy can not be allowed to continue.

There is no room for accommodation, just the rule of law!


1 comment:

David McManus said...

Vandalism is not protest. It's breaking the law. What did that convenience store owner have to do with your tuition going up, geniuses??

If the students want to make a change, they can do so at the ballot box. Oddly, the 18-24 year olds are the least participating segment in the Canadian demographics.

Easier to kick in a store front than it is to vote?