Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Students File Class Action over Strikes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Students File Class Action over Strikes

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Quebec students file class action over strikes

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MONTREAL - A class-action lawsuit is being organized by young Quebecers frustrated because they say they were hurt by the province's student strikes.

The motion to sue 25 universities and junior colleges, as well as the Quebec government, was announced Thursday by students and their lawyers.

The plaintiffs say not enough was done to let them have access to their classrooms and complete their courses.

One says she will get her nursing diploma six months late, which will cost her financially.

"I incurred losses and I'm just asking for a reimbursement," said the nursing student, Kim Laganiere. "This will delay my entry into the job market by six to 12 months."

The group's lawyer is not setting a figure on the amount requested, saying the financial impact varies from one person to the next.

The damage includes loss of salary, lost work experience, lost tuition fees and lost summer jobs, according to lawyer Michel Savonitto. …

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