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Classes Shuttered In Montreal

The University of Montreal has suspended classes in the departments that have been targeted by student protesters since Monday, when a winter make-up term began at all Quebec universities hit by stude...
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Students Defy Back-To-School Law

MONTREAL - Quebec's controversial back-to-school law was wielded for the first time ever by Montreal police after showdowns involving masked protesters disrupted the reopening of universities Monday.A...
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Student Strike OVER At Quebec Colleges

After months of boycott, students at every Quebec CEGEPs will be resuming classes. Friday afternoon, students at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal and at CEGEP Saint-Laurent voted to end the strike after a gen...
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Quebec Students Getting Reinforcements?

MONTREAL - The more hardcore Quebec student activists say they will receive help from outside the province as they form picket lines to block the return to school.They say that at schools where studen...
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PQ Calls For Truce

Star Parti Québécois candidate Léo Bureau-Blouin is calling for a truce in the ongoing tuition protest during the provinicial election campaign. The former student leader urged his young cohorts to h...
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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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First Students, Now Teachers?

MONTREAL - Quebec's waning student crisis is threatening to reignite before summer's end, with teachers becoming involved in the newest phase of the tuition battle.The attention of the province is shi...
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Won't Wear Red Square

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois's little red square is being replaced by a blue fleur-de-lis.The square, which is the symbol of the student protest movement, has been prominently displayed on her lapel duri...

Heil Hyperbole! Montreal Protesters Are Fighting the Gestapo!

The student protest movement has been rife with hyperbole and misconstrued comparisons since its inception. Thus, it should in fact come as no surprise that the protesters have now taken to making links between the Montreal police and the Nazi regime. In a picture that went viral, students are shown to be giving the Nazi salute.
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'Preventive Arrests'

Montreal police are defending a series of "preventive arrests" over the weekend after student groups and civil rights activists accused the force of political profiling. At least 130 people were arre...
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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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Quebec Making Noise Around The World

MONTREAL - The civil unrest consuming Quebec is also seizing media attention abroad — with more than 3,000 news reports from 77 different countries in recent weeks.That's according to an analysis rele...
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Olympic Bid Imperiled?

QUEBEC - The president of the International Olympic Committee diplomatically sidestepped the question Tuesday of whether student strife in Quebec could hurt any bids by the province to hold internatio...
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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...
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Students Slam Law, Call For New Talks

Quebec's legislature has gathered for a late-night debate on emergency education legislation Thursday night, as student protests were held in five of the province's biggest cities. The special law, k...

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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Line Beauchamp Acts Like a Grown-Up. Why Won't the Students?

On Wednesday, Quebec's education minister resigned claiming she was no longer helping to solve the problems. Her admission is honest, introspective and poignant, but above all, it is something an adult would do. Conversely, as the protests continue, violence and vandalism has become increasingly commonplace as protesters become ever more uncompromising and antagonistic.