How much money do banks make off student loans?

Note: This article originally appeared on OpenFile Montreal, to which this blog post linked for the full text. Since September 2012 OpenFile’s website has been “on hiatus” and the news organization shut down due to financial insolvency. Therefore, the full text of article is now posted below. Mel Lefebvre was on the way to starting …

Founder of Montreal pots and pans protest surprised by success

Founder of Montreal pots and pans protest surprised by success Hundreds of people stood at the corner of Beaubien and Christophe-Colomb in Montreal banging on their pots and pans Wednesday night to protest Quebec’s Bill 78. “It’s a casserole frenzy here,” said François-Olivier Chené, the movement’s Montreal founder, speaking over the clamour as the crowd continued to …

Documentary: The hidden world of food waste in Quebec

Documentary: Wasteful Thinking – The hidden world of food waste in Quebec With the world’s population projected to hit seven billion later this  year, a stable supply of food has never been more important. Recent spikes in food prices have set off riots around the world and  have been linked to revolutions in the Middle …

At least you’re not from Ontario

Give me a break. That’s what students across Quebec have been telling the provincial government about tuition fees. On March 31, thousands of Quebec CEGEP and university students took to the streets in the latest of a string of protests against tuition hikes. Okay, I get it—tuition’s going up. But even better than a break, students here …