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The Quebec student movement that’s captured the attention of the nation is spilling across the Quebec borders into Ottawa.

Students, union members, and supporters will launch a rally and a march to Gatineau on Tuesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at Confederation Park.

Post-secondary institutions across the country are facing major funding shortages, and students—already struggling with major debt loads after graduation—are being asked to pick up even more of the tab.

But students in Quebec are fighting back in impressive style.

Over the past three months, hundreds of thousands of students and supporters have taken to the streets in Quebec, striking in protest of growing debt loads, a proposed 75 per cent hike in tuition fees, and the recently imposed Special Bill 78, which represents a disturbing violation of basic rights to freedom of assembly in Quebec.

Students in Ottawa recently took action as well, blocking access to student administration offices at the University of Ottawa campus in protest of a proposed 5 per cent tuition hike.

CUPE leaders have offered their full support to students in Quebec.

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