Don Macpherson: Negotiation is not a solution in itself
“Negotiation” – almost everybody in Quebec still seems to believe in its magical powers to solve the current protest crisis, even after it’s already failed once.
Three-quarters of Quebecers in a recent poll by Léger Marketing for Québecor-owned media say the Charest government should resume negotiations with the students associations on its announced tuition increases.
The student “leaders” say they want negotiations (though the hardline CLASSE threatened to walk out of the talks before they even began). And so does the government.
If only it were that simple.