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Montreal police officer abused his authority in tear gassing café patrons: ethics board

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

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Quebec court rules P-6 law barring masks, requiring itineraries of protests is illegal

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

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Stéfanie Trudeau, 'Officer 728,' given 12-month suspended sentence, community service

MONTREAL – Stéfanie Trudeau, better known by her badge number 728, was give a 12-month suspended sentence, as well as 60 hours of community service after being found guilty of assault in relation to a violent arrest in October 2012. 200 more words

Canada

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois appeal

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canadan is preparing to revisit an episode from Quebec’s 2012 Maple Spring, when Quebec students took to the streets en masse to protest proposed tuition hikes and austerity measures. 168 more words

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