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Quebec's young Liberals support tuition hike

Large protests outside meeting in Sherbrooke

Quebec’s young Liberals declared their support for tuition hikes, their desire for an independent body to investigate police shootings in Montreal and support for a ban on tanning salons for youth at their meeting in Sherbrooke this weekend. Meanwhile, hundreds of other students protested outside the meeting as Premier Jean Charest addressed the audience inside.

They were protesting Charest’s plan to raise the tuition cap from roughly $2,200 to roughly $3,800 a year. The plan prompted a large protest in April at which five people were arrested.

Marie-Pier Isabelle, President of the Quebec Young Liberals told CBC News: “There are ways to have a hike that is intelligent and that permit us to maintain accessibility to post-secondary education while maintaining the quality of our universities.”

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