Quebec Protest

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They're Back

Montreal police say ten people were arrested for assaulting police officers during a protest in Montreal against the Quebec government's decision to increase tuition fees. Police demanded protesters...
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Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better known by her badge number, 728. Marc Parent said the...
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They're Coming For Charest

MONTREAL - Thousands of students and their supporters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce the province's tuition increases, sending a message they will be ready for a fight if Premie...
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What's Louder Than a Formula One Engine? Quebec Protesters

That deafening noise that Formula 1 fans in Montreal and viewers around the world hear this weekend might not be just the supercharged cars screaming past the grandstands in quest of the checkered flag. It will likely also be the banging of pots and pans by the tens of thousands of protestors filling the streets around the Grand Prix of Canada in order to publicize their fight with the Quebec government.
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MORE BACKLASH: Quebec Protests Are Now Mob Rule

Protesters claim the new emergency law, Bill 78, is an infringement on their right of free assembly. Nonsense. I was involved in a series of marches a number of years ago in downtown Montreal, in which the organizers worked with police weeks in advance. This was out of concern for those who would be affected by these marches. These boycotters do not care what harm they cause others. Their attitude is "You have to respect my rights, but I don't have to respect yours."
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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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Anglophone Media Using Protest to Attack All Things Quebec

The distorted media coverage in the anglophone press of the Quebec student protest movement is perplexing. Some media pundits in the anglophone press not only fail to accurately present what is happening, but also use the occasion to express public disdain of Quebec social programs and of much of what Quebec society arguably stands for.
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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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I'm Not a Quebec Protester, But Police Assaulted Me Anyway

On Tuesday evening, just before midnight, I was assaulted by a police officer. No warning, no explanation, just a swift swing of a nightstick to the back of my leg. The officer chasing after me threw me into a parked van. I am not a student, I don't wear a red square, and I am not on strike. This is Montreal under Bill 78.

No, The Student Protest Is Not Just About Tuition

Contrary to what is claimed repeatedly in the mainstream press, students are not saying that they should not pay their "fair share" for education and let the province sink into debt. In the context of the strike, where one stands on the above public financing options is certainly important, but it is ultimately of secondary significance.

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

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.
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Quebec's Emergency Law Stokes The Fire

The adoption of emergency legislation to end Quebec's escalating student crisis stoked fiery debate across the province overnight, from highly charged street protests that lasted into the wee hours to...

Why Learn, When You Can Protest?

The sorry fact of the matter is that with only one third of students in Quebec left on strike, we should hope these vandals would stay out of university. After all, that would increase the likelihood of actual students finding employment after graduation. Students who instead of donning cowardly, immature masks, actually want to be working.
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NDP MPs Told To Keep Quiet

OTTAWA -- Young New Democrat MPs who likely once would have been among the thousands of Quebec students hoisting placards in opposition to higher tuition are instead being forced to sit on their hands...
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Our Generation's Awakening Must Be Green and Red

The old mentality may have told us to fight our battles separately; let environmentalists deal with the environment, let workers and students deal with the economy. But this is the same fight because the crises of the climate and the economy have the same root: putting profits before people and the planet.