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Are Feds Silencing Freedom of Expression?

PEN has become uneasy with how freedom of expression is faring at home. Like many other groups, we've monitored the current federal government, and noted a tendency towards excessive secrecy and a wish to control information, dalliances with censorship and internet surveillance, among other things.
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Students Defy Back-To-School Law

MONTREAL - Quebec's controversial back-to-school law was wielded for the first time ever by Montreal police after showdowns involving masked protesters disrupted the reopening of universities Monday.A...
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Standing Down?

With the suspended winter term set to resume next week at many CEGEPs, Montreal police say they won't enforce certain clauses of Bill 78, Quebec's contentious student strike law, unless school authori...
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Quebec Students Getting Reinforcements?

MONTREAL - The more hardcore Quebec student activists say they will receive help from outside the province as they form picket lines to block the return to school.They say that at schools where studen...
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A New Solution To Quebec Tuition Fight

MONTREAL - A new political party hoping to contend for power in the upcoming Quebec election moved Monday to claim the middle ground in the province's rowdy tuition debate.The Coalition For Quebec's F...
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It's Not Over Yet

MONTREAL - Large daytime protests are being held in Quebec today, just as they have for each of the last four months, on the 22nd of each month.Thousands of people are marching in Montreal and Quebec...
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UN Criticizes Quebec's Emergency Law

The Charest Liberals and Harper Conservatives have formed a united front to condemn a United Nations agency for criticizing Quebec's controversial Bill 78 limiting student protests. United Nations Hi...
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Charest is no Putin. Poutine, Maybe.

How ironic that the most extensive demonstrations we have seen to date in North America have concerned not unemployment, global warming, or the notorious one per cent, but the tuition that Quebec students have to pay for the benefits of a college education. Now two professors at the University of Montreal have likened Quebec to Putin's Russia.

The Week That Was: Going Out on a Limb...

I know I should be more high-minded when looking at the week in hindsight. Of course you want to hear about the very worthy and important events that have happened, and how HuffPost has rocked in every way in covering them. And yet... Ding dong! "Package for you. Just sign here..." is really what we're all talking about, isn't it? Too soon? (I heard you snickering.)
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Are Separatists Driving the Quebec Student Protest?

It is no secret that the supporters of the protest movement in Quebec are principally made up of people who are white, Francophone, and sovereigntist. There are of course exceptions to that sweeping generalization, but one needs only to attend a rally to see the copious Quebec flag waving and chants for independence to really get a taste for one of the many underpinnings of the movement.
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Is The End Nigh?

MONTREAL - Negotiations between students and the provincial government will resume Thursday after students left a third night of talks saying the government wanted time to study their latest proposal....
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Bill 78 Hearing Moved To Friday

MONTREAL - A legal challenge against Quebec's controversial protest law will now be heard Friday.The case was scheduled to proceed today but a spokeswoman for one of the student federations contesting...
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Last Chance To Make A Deal?

MONTREAL - A two-week period marked by burgeoning protest and bitter recrimination has now entered a new phase, with Quebec student leaders back at the negotiating table with the provincial government...

The Week That Was: Royalty, Revelry and Rioting

Well, it was quite the week -- beginning with a showy demonstration of fireworks for the visiting Royals and ending with demonstrations by thousands of student protestors in downtown Montreal. In between, HuffPost Canada celebrated its first birthday with quite the party. Our own royalty, HRH Arianna was, in attendance -- and our blogger, Lord Black, made his first big public appearance since being released from prison on May 4.
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Tuition? What Tuition?

MONTREAL - The unpredictable nightly protests that helped spur a government crackdown have largely been a Montreal-only affair — until now.Since Premier Jean Charest passed a law last week limiting pr...
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2,500 Arrests And Counting

MONTREAL - The staggering number of student protest-related arrests in Quebec — 2,500 and counting — is about to add costs and delays to an already overburdened justice system.The historic number has...