Quebec's budget is swimming in red ink and the government has proposed hikes in college tuition to help fix that. But the students are upset and took to the streets. That led to a bungled government response that ultimately widened the protests to be a broader rebuke of government over-reach and budget cuts.
Massive demonstrations in the Canadian city of Montreal have continued for more than 100 straight days. What began as a student protest against tuition hikes, now embraces many French Canadians, fighting to protect social programs.