Five years after seas of angry students took to Montreal streets to protest against planned university tuition-fee hikes, activists remain divided over the legacy of the so-called “Maple Spring.” 788 more words
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The student association of St-Laurent CEGEP has been ordered to pay $6,305 in damages to a student who argued he had been deprived of his classes — and diploma — by the student strikes of 2012. 441 more words
The following is a news article which I think has particular importance. Both to my own research interests, as well as to working-class students across Canada. 791 more words
A common refrain right now in Quebec politics is how the province is full of so-called political orphans.
Quebec media regularly host polemics from these political vagabonds lamenting their disillusionment with an aging sovereigntist movement and fatigue with a Liberal party that has been in power for all but two years since 2003. 770 more words
It was a long, miserable Friday at Montreal city hall and everybody was fed up.
The date was May 18, 2012, and the administration of then mayor Gérald Tremblay was fed up with waking up every morning to hear about the student protests that had taken place the day before and the opposition was fed up with hearing about how extraordinary measures were necessary to bring things under control. 865 more words
It was the middle of the night, an uncontrolled fire was blazing in the street, and there were roughly 3,000 protesters on one block of St-Denis St., playing a game of “cat and mouse” with the Montreal police. 586 more words
The Anarchopanda fought the city’s controversial P-6 anti-protest law, and the Anarchopanda won.
In a judgment handed down Wednesday, Quebec’s Superior Court sided with CEGEP philosophy professor Julien Villeneuve, known as the Anarchopanda because of his penchant for donning a panda costume during protests, in his arguments that outlawing protesters from wearing masks and forcing organizers to provide an itinerary of their marches infringed on rights of liberty of expression and peaceful protest. 610 more words