Student Protest Quebec

Classes Shuttered In Montreal

CBC | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada

The University of Montreal has suspended classes in the departments that have been targeted by student protesters since Monday, when a winter make-up ...

Students Defy Back-To-School Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's controversial back-to-school law was wielded for the first time ever by Montreal police after showdowns involving masked protester...

Student Strike OVER At Quebec Colleges

CBC | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Politics

After months of boycott, students at every Quebec CEGEPs will be resuming classes. Friday afternoon, students at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal ...

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. ...

Quebec Students Getting Reinforcements?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The more hardcore Quebec student activists say they will receive help from outside the province as they form picket lines to block the retu...

Only Select Media Welcome At Crucial Student Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A group of Quebec students voting on whether to return to school, a decision that could hold far-reaching political consequences, is limiti...

An Election Wishlist From Quebec Students

CBC | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Student leaders have released a 20-page election wish list to help fellow students make an informed decision when they cast their ballot on Sept. 4. ...

PQ Calls For Truce

CBC | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Star Parti Québécois candidate Léo Bureau-Blouin is calling for a truce in the ongoing tuition protest during the provinicial election campaign. ...

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 ...

Rufus Wainwright Gets Behind Quebec Protesters

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The world's biggest jazz festival opened Thursday with its opening act declaring his support for Quebec's protesting students.Crooner Rufus...

First Students, Now Teachers?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's waning student crisis is threatening to reignite before summer's end, with teachers becoming involved in the newest phase of the t...

Won't Wear Red Square

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

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...

Heil Hyperbole! Montreal Protesters Are Fighting the Gestapo!

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

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.

Court Lets Student Say Final Farewell To Sister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A Quebec student activist who was reportedly on his way to his sister's funeral when he was arrested will be able to say his final farewell...

Protester Arrested On Way To Sister's Funeral

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A Quebec student activist was arrested while heading to his sister's funeral Monday, an act his lawyer described as "completely inhumane."M...

'Preventive Arrests'

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada

Montreal police are defending a series of "preventive arrests" over the weekend after student groups and civil rights activists accused t...

Quebec Politician's Daughter Staying In Jail This Weekend

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The activist daughter of a Quebec politician, facing charges following disruptive protests and vandalism, will spend the weekend behind bar...

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."

Talks Hit A Wall: Student Leader

Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL -- Negotiations between students and the provincial government have hit a wall, student leaders said Wednesday evening as they returned to a ...

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.

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 ...

Why Don't Student Groups Protest Outside Of Quebec?

CP | Brian Platt, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - When a six-year tuition freeze was lifted in British Columbia in 2002, causing tuition at most universities to double over the next three ...

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.