Quebec

Quebec protest leader declares victory as PQ scraps tuition hike at first cabinet meeting

Canadian Press | Sept. 20, 2012 QUEBEC — The tuition increase that triggered such social strife in Quebec was cancelled Thursday during an action-packed first full day in office for the Parti Quebecois government. The new government repealed the fee hike, by decree, in its first cabinet meeting less than 24 hours after coming to […]

Montreal’s Grand Prix party crashed by protesters

Anti-capitalist group pledged to target ‘turbo-capitalist’ events CBC News, Jun 8, 2012 Hundreds of demonstrators besieged Montreal’s Grand Prix street parties Friday night, as police used pepper-spray and reportedly rubber bullets, arrested a dozen people and forcefully pushed back crowds of protesters and bystanders alike.

Anonymous Group Hacks Montreal Formula F1

According to CBC News, Anonymous hacked into the Montreal Formula F1 ticket purchasing database and posted details about 130 people who had bought tickets for the car race.  The protest was directed against the Quebec government’s Bill 78 and in solidarity with the student strike and social unrest in that province.  On April 20, 2012, […]

Resistance can be violent

Re: Resistance is not violence Davide Mastracci, The McGill Daily, Published on May 24, 2012 In Resistance is not violence (Commentary, April 28, Online), Mona Luxion describes why it is important for protesters to disregard the limits set by those who “profit from the status quo.” The timeline of the Quebec student movement has indicated […]

700 Arrested in Montreal & Quebec City Student Protests

518 arrested in nightly Montreal student protest Mass arrest rounds up largest number of people so far in three month dispute By Max Harrold, The Montreal Gazette, May 24, 2012 MONTREAL – It was a peaceful river of humanity for more than three hours, with about 3,000 people walking, chanting and feeling united on the […]

Tens of thousands turn out in Montreal to mark 100th day of Quebec student strikes

Myles Dolphin, The Canadian Press/National Post,  May 22, 2012 MONTREAL — A river of red-clad protesters rippled through downtown Montreal to mark the 100th day of Quebec’s student strikes, while smaller events were held in other cities Tuesday. Tens of thousands of people clogged Montreal’s city core in a festive, multi-headed march designed to make […]

Montreal protesters defy demo law and clash with police

Police fire tear gas and muzzle blasts, arrest more than 300 CBC News, May 21, 2012 About 300 people were arrested and 20 were injured during overnight protests in Montreal in defiance of Quebec’s contentious Bill 78, which cracks down on student-stoked demonstrations sparked by the province’s proposed tuition hikes.