These past few weeks, the news have been filled with the student demonstrations in Quebec. This has led me to ponder on the difference between a right and a privilege. Personally, I don't think that a university education is a right. I may be wrong, but I am quite convinced that one can have a fulfilling, profitable career in many other fields but the professional ones that university offer. Education is a right, just like having a shelter to protect you, or food to sustain you is a right; but in my humble opinion, university education is a little like living in a $750,000 home or having steak and lobster every day! It is a privilege... and privileges come with responsibilities. That is what I feel the Quebec students who are protesting the hike in tuition do not seem to understand. Am I wrong? Should university education, or, for that matter, any post-secondary education be free? If that were the case, who would pay for this education? What do you think?