Entries by Supriya Dwivedi from 05/2012

Line Beauchamp Acts Like a Grown-Up. Why Won't the Students?

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Politics

On Wednesday, Quebec's education minister resigned claiming she was no longer helping to solve the problems. Her admission is honest, introspective and poignant, but above all, it is something an adult would do. Conversely, as the protests continue, violence and vandalism has become increasingly commonplace as protesters become ever more uncompromising and antagonistic.

Charest's Death by Bill 78

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada Politics

The Charest government brought the students to the negotiating table and made concessions to their cause, while simultaneously and ineffectively enforcing the majority non-protesting students' right to go to class.

To Police, the Quebec Protesters (And Bystanders) Are Cattle

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Last night marked a turning point in the Quebec student conflict, as police arrested over 500 protesters. The police have come under constant attack for being heavy handed in their approach, most often through their employment of tear gas; however, last night they used a different approach. It's called kettling.