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Back to School for Striking Quebec Students -- But Not Back to Democracy

David Gratzer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada
David Gratzer

The student protests shut down Quebec higher education, gained international attention and shook that province's politics. By all accounts, the democratic protests were highly successful at gaining attention.There's only one catch: the protests were anything but democratic. Indeed, it would have been illegal for any labour union in the country to conduct itself the way the student union leadership did. The next Quebec government needs to democratize the student associations. If they want the right to strike like regular labour unions, shouldn't they be held to the same basic democratic standards?

Quebec Student Protests Come To Ontario

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Quebec organizers responsible for the longest and largest student strike in Canadian history are spreading their message across Ontario _ on...

It's Not Over Yet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics

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.Thousa...

Quebec Students Applaud UN Criticism Of Bill 78

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec students applauded a UN agency Monday night for slamming the province's controversial Bill 78, which puts limits on protests."It's g...

Montreal Police Clamp Down On Protesters At Grand Prix

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A weekend that brought Montreal's social unrest to the international stage ended Sunday with police clamping down on an attempt to disrupt ...

Student Group Promises Summer Of Protests After Talks Fail

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Frustrated after a breakdown in negotiations, thousands took to the streets of Montreal Saturday and promised a summer full of demonstratio...