Quebec Strike

700 Quebec Park Employees To Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Staff at Quebec's provincial parks are on strike as the Thanksgiving Day long weekend gets underway.About 700 unionized employees have been...

'Disappointed'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says she's "very disappointed" to introduce a law that will force the province's striking construction workers ...

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?

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.

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.

How do You Like it Now, Boomers? You're to Blame for the Quebec Protests

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Canada's baby boomer-run media has been pretending that Quebec's student protests are only about tuition, when that's merely symbolic of the boot the older generation is placing upon the necks of their kids.

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.

End To Quebec Student Strike Near?

CBC | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec's education minister said she has reached an "agreement in principle" to potentially end the province's student strike launched th...