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Quebec student protest organizers take their message to Ontario

Quebec student protest organizers take their message to Ontario

TORONTO - Protest organizers responsible for the months-long Quebec student strike over tuition fees are taking their message on the road.

The organizers, including protest leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, will kick off a nine-day "Student Solidarity" tour today in Ottawa.

The group has planned speaking events on university campuses in several Ontario cities, including Kingston, Hamilton, Windsor, Niagara, London, Guelph, Peterborough and Toronto.

Sarah Jayne King, the chairwoman of the Canadian Federation of Students for Ontario, says organizers plan on educating students on how to fight rising tuition fees in Ontario, which are the highest in the country.

Students in Quebec have been on strike since February to oppose a tuition fee hike of $1,625 over five years. The daily marches have been marred by some violence and classroom sit-ins.

The Quebec strike has been the longest and largest student action in Canadian history.

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