Class Action Suits
1. Quebec students file class action lawsuits over strikes
Quebec students file class action lawsuits over strikes
In August of 2012 a class-action lawsuit was launched by a group of frustrated Quebec students who incurred losses as a result of the province's student strikes. The students are looking to sue 25 universities, junior colleges and the government of Quebec. At the moment, there is not a definitive amount being requested but after adding the loss of salaries, lost work experience, lost tuition fees and lost summer jobs the final tally could be astronomical.
Pauline Marois, leader of the Parti Québécois, vows to cancel the tuition hike and repeal Bill 78, which sparked the student protests.