Quebec Protests

MPs Pass Bill To Ban Masks At Riots

CBC | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

MPs have voted to pass private members' bills to ban masks at riots and to implement a 10-year maximum prison sentence for vandalizing war memorials, ...

Police On Alert As Quebec Students Return To Class

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The number of students on strike in Quebec dwindled considerably Monday as people at several colleges voted to end a civil-disobedience cam...

Good News For Quebec Students

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Quebec government has quietly adopted several controversial measures it says will broaden access to higher education in the province.St...

Pillow Fights And Protests

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - With barbecues and beachfronts beckoning, Quebec students fighting tuition increases are turning to election-style campaign tactics and mor...

Harper Is Quebec Students' Latest Target

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Attending his first event in Montreal in nearly three months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't get a first-hand glimpse Monday of the r...

Riot Police Keep Quebec Students Away From Economic Forum

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Business

Quebec riot police monitored entrances to a Montreal convention centre where a major international economic conference opened on Monday ...

Protesters And Police Scuffle Amid Montreal Grand Prix Festivities

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

MONTREAL - Droves of tourists will be returning from Montreal's Grand Prix weekend with unconventional vacation videos that include rowdy and occasion...

Police Keep Protesters Away From Grand Prix Parties

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Several dozen people condemned the Formula One racing circuit at a human-rights demonstration being held in Montreal, just a few metres awa...

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...

Protestors, Stop Your Engines

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The Canadian Grand Prix is a point of pride for this country, an event watched by millions from around the world. Little wonder then why the Quebec protestors, in dire need of a landmark event after their 100th day anniversary, would threaten to disrupt the highly anticipated race set to begin this weekend.

Arrested Quebec Politician Says He's Inspired By Gandhi

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - A member of the Quebec legislature, arrested and fined at a student protest, says his actions are inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi and ...

How to Win Votes and Influence Protestors

Rick Lash | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada
Rick Lash

Whether you support them or not, Quebec students are giving us all a valuable lesson in leadership. When Quebec Premier Jean Charest announced relatively small increases in tuition fees, he was speaking from the head. When Quebec students responded by boycotting classes and taking to the streets, they were reacting from the heart.

Grand Prix Opening Day Cancelled After Protests Threats

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Faced with public threats of protests and disruption, the Canadian Grand Prix has cancelled the event's free opening day, a major tourist d...

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

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

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.)

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...

Quebec Protesters Are Putting the Media to Sleep

J.J. McCullough | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Quebec protests are now boring the media; nothing new has been said for quite some time. One must be watchful for columnists who break out the "but these tuition protests have really evolved into something bigger" line.

Is The End Nigh?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Negotiations between students and the provincial government will resume Thursday after students left a third night of talks saying the gove...

Bill 78 Hearing Moved To Friday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A legal challenge against Quebec's controversial protest law will now be heard Friday.The case was scheduled to proceed today but a spokesw...

Quebec Making Noise Around The World

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The civil unrest consuming Quebec is also seizing media attention abroad — with more than 3,000 news reports from 77 different countries ...

Bill 78 Must Be On Negotiation Table: Montreal Student Group

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Politics

The clanging of pots and pans sounded throughout Montreal's downtown core Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, as thousands of p...

Clang Of Unrest Rings Out Across Quebec As Protest Grows

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - First the streets — now the courtrooms.After demonstrating night after night to protest a controversial law aimed at limiting protests a...

Keep Your Protests in Quebec

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Whatever happens in Quebec happens in Quebec; it is beyond our control here in Ontario. What is alarming however, is that, as of this past weekend, Ontario students have begun to petition to bring the movement to their province. And all in the name of that often-used, deflated word "solidarity." This would be disastrous.

Police Bring Hammer Down On Montreal Protesters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government has set strict conditions for any resumption of negotiations with student strike leaders: there will be no talk of a tu...

Emergency Law A Major Bust : Opposition

CBC | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec's opposition parties have taken aim at the Charest government for failing to restore order in the streets of Montreal, charging th...

Students Vow To Fight Bill 78 In Streets.. And Court

CBC | Posted 07.21.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec student group CLASSE says it is ready to defy the province's controversial protest law, regardless of legal consequences. ...