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Maple Spring: Activists divided over legacy of 2012 student protests

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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CEGEP student who missed classes during Maple Spring awarded $6,305

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

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Maple Spring saved Quebec Students $1465 per year.

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

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois ready for 'political action'

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

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Montreal's infamous ban on masks was a demonstrably bad bylaw

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

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