Quebec Protest

LOOK: Topless Protest Over Values Charter Inside Quebec Legislature

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - A topless protest against Parti Quebecois identity politics erupted inside the Quebec legislature in a screaming, semi-nude act of defiance t...

They're Back

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal police say ten people were arrested for assaulting police officers during a protest in Montreal against the Quebec government's decision to i...

Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

CBC | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better kn...

Protesters Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Officers In Montreal

CP | Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Police were laying numerous criminal charges in a second day of confrontation with student protesters following the reopening of Quebec's u...

Quebec Student Protests Resurface Amid Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Student protests made a reappearance in the Quebec election Wednesday after having dropped off the radar in the campaign's first weeks.Thou...

Back To Class For These Quebec Students

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada

It's back to school season for more Quebec students as three Montreal colleges voted to end the student strike and resume classes on Thursday. ...

They're Coming For Charest

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Thousands of students and their supporters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce the province's tuition increases, sending ...

Quebec Politican's Daughter Released On Bail

CP | Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The daughter of Quebec politician Amir Khadir has been freed on bail, under conditions, after being charged with a variety of crimes linked...

Race Car Champ Threatened Over Quebec Comments

CP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Race-car champion Jacques Villeneuve has apparently received threats since he took the rare step, for a Quebec celebrity, of blasting the p...

What's Louder Than a Formula One Engine? Quebec Protesters

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Don Tapscott

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.

BACKLASH: Why This Working Man is Fed up With Quebec Protestors

Christopher Hickson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Hickson

My ability to get to work and earn those dollars that my wife and I want to put aside for our kids' education is being directly threatened by the constant ebb and flow of student protests in Montreal. Some businesses downtown have laid off staff, cut back hours and simply don't pay employees who can't get to work because of a protest.

MORE BACKLASH: Quebec Protests Are Now Mob Rule

Chris Barrigar | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Chris Barrigar

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."

Are Separatists Driving the Quebec Student Protest?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

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.

Anglophone Media Using Protest to Attack All Things Quebec

Trudo Lemmens | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Trudo Lemmens

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.

Tuition? What Tuition?

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The unpredictable nightly protests that helped spur a government crackdown have largely been a Montreal-only affair — until now.Since Pre...

Why The Media Have the Quebec Protests All Wrong

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

Maclean's image of a student on its front page and in our faces, declaring: "How a group of entitled students went to war and shut down a province. Over $325." is not only inaccurate, but downright contemptuous of the next generation.

I'm Not a Quebec Protester, But Police Assaulted Me Anyway

Dave Kaufman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Dave Kaufman

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

Larry Rousseau | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

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

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

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.

Montreal Tuition Protests Flare Despite New Law (PHOTOS)

CP | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's student protests took a dark, angry turn over the weekend following the introduction of an emergency law aimed at restoring order ...

Montreal Tuition Protests Flare Despite New Law (PHOTOS)

CBC | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada Politics

Protesters have taken to the streets of Montreal again in defiance of new legislation meant to crack down on student-stoked demonstrations that have r...

Montreal Protesters Set Fires, Rally Against Controversial New Quebec Law

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A plan to restore order in Montreal appeared to erupt in smoke late Saturday, with fiery blockades blazing on a busy downtown street corner...

Quebec's Emergency Law Stokes The Fire

CBC | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

The adoption of emergency legislation to end Quebec's escalating student crisis stoked fiery debate across the province overnight, from h...

Why Learn, When You Can Protest?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

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.

Heavy-Handed Police Contributing To The Problem?

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Some people are lashing out at Quebec police in the wake of violent confrontations in which several protesters were injured, including one ...