Of course the other reason they aren't covering it - the students are morons.
They interviewed the leader of one of the main student associations driving the protests.
He didn't know how much of the annual provincial budget is currently being spent *just* paying the interest on the current debt load. He didn't know how much money the province owes.
He was doing the completely typical "We don't like it, so it must be wrong" Quebec Student Union approach to *anything*
I'm guessing he'd be all for continuing to spend as if we actually had huge sums of money, until he wakes up one morning and realizes that to keep the province from going bankrupt, they have had to increase his income tax to 80%. *THEN* he'd be all "Why didn't you decrease the debt?" even though he's complaining about it now.
Add to this the INANE idea that just because 500 students out of a university of 35 000 actually *voted* to have a "strike", and as such they think they can *physically* intimidate the other 34 500 who just want to go to class so they can finish their year without losing class time they already paid for....bunch of idiot goons. Of course, it should be noted that *most* of the people who voted for the strike are studying in departments with nearly *zero* chance of future employment, so no wonder they don't want cutbacks in things like Welfare - they are so going to need it, it isn't funny. The Film Studies, Philosophy, and Gender Studies programs *really* turn out graduates necessary to the continued functioning of our society...*NOT*.
During the *last* major student protests in 2012, there were thousands of students protesting because Quebec was going to raise it's tuition fees, the lowest in North America, gradually over a couple of years by basically about $2.59 a day. Of course, as we saw on the news, they were protesting this $2.59 a day increase while wearing their $600 Canada Goose jacket, a $5.40 Starbucks *something* in one hand, and their $700 Iphone with $70/month data plan in the other. Funny, I don't recall being able to afford luxuries when I was in university - I had classes to pay. Oh right, I forgot, it's up to everybody *else* to pay for your degree, just because you're a precious snauxflake that nobody has ever said "NO" to....sigh.