Well yes, it's true. Many of Montreal's students (and there are a lot—the city has 6 fairly major universities) have been on strike for much of 2012, with multiple marches and protests throughout the year.
Honestly, we've perhaps shied away from reporting too much on the protests. It's a regional issue that deals with a pretty unsexy subject (tuition fees) that arguably affect only a certain proportion of the population. If you're reading in the U.S., and didn't want to send your child to McGill, frankly, it might not seem so important to you.
But it is — and these facts should help you change your mind.FACT 1: It's huge
After some time, perhaps around the 100 day of the march, the strike became a little too big to ignore.