Montreal Student Protests

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  • Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau is helped by demonstrators after tear gas was shot during an anti-austerity protest, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in front of the legislature in Quebec City. A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated on YouTube. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Student group critical of police tactics after injuries at p … The Canadian Press - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015

    A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau … More »Student group critical of police tactics after injuries at p …

    Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau is helped by demonstrators after tear gas was shot during an anti-austerity protest, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in front of the legislature in Quebec City. A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated on YouTube. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated …

  • Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared illegal
    Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared il … CBC - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015

    Police officers in Quebec City used tear gas on protesters and yelled at the crowd to disperse after declaring the gathering illegal just before 7 p.m. The student association … More »Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared il …

    Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared illegal

    Police officers in Quebec City used tear gas on protesters and yelled at the crowd to disperse after declaring the gathering illegal just before 7 p.m. The student association ASSÉ said eight buses filled with students have travelled from Montreal for the demonstration. ASSÉ spokesperson Camille Godbout said the Liberals …

  • Maxence Valade sues Sûreté du Québec after losing eye
    Maxence Valade sues Sûreté du Québec after losing eye CBC - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015

    A 23-year-old student who lost an eye at demonstration three years ago in Victoriaville, Que. is taking legal action against Quebec provincial police, Radio-Canada has … More »Maxence Valade sues Sûreté du Québec after losing eye

    Maxence Valade sues Sûreté du Québec after losing eye

    A 23-year-old student who lost an eye at demonstration three years ago in Victoriaville, Que. is taking legal action against Quebec provincial police, Radio-Canada has learned. Maxence Valade alleges he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet fired by a Sûreté du Québec officer while taking part in a May 2012 protest against …

  • Student protesters clash with police in Montreal The Canadian Press - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015

    MONTREAL - Police and student protesters clashed in downtown Montreal Tuesday night during marches denouncing the Quebec government's austerity policies. More »Student protesters clash with police in Montreal

    MONTREAL - Police and student protesters clashed in downtown Montreal Tuesday night during marches denouncing the Quebec government's austerity policies.

  • Thousands march in evening protest in downtown Montreal CBC - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015

    Thousands of protesters hit the streets of downtown Montreal Tuesday night as part of student protests against the province's austerity measures. More »Thousands march in evening protest in downtown Montreal

    Thousands of protesters hit the streets of downtown Montreal Tuesday night as part of student protests against the province's austerity measures.

  • Student protests create tension in Montreal schools CBC - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015

    Things are heating up in university classrooms after thousands of students boycotted classes this week to protest against the provincial government. At Concordia University, … More »Student protests create tension in Montreal schools

    Things are heating up in university classrooms after thousands of students boycotted classes this week to protest against the provincial government. At Concordia University, some students on strike erupted into two classrooms, yelling at some students to leave. In a video captured by Alex Bailey, a photographer for the …

  • Quebec student strikes launched with downtown protest
    Quebec student strikes launched with downtown protest CBC - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015

    Montreal students held a downtown protest on Monday to kick off nearly two weeks of planned strikes and demonstrations against what they describe as the province's heavy-handed austerity … More »Quebec student strikes launched with downtown protest

    Quebec student strikes launched with downtown protest

    Montreal students held a downtown protest on Monday to kick off nearly two weeks of planned strikes and demonstrations against what they describe as the province's heavy-handed austerity measures. "We don't want this to be just a student movement," Charlotte Gilbert, a member of the UQÀM social science faculty student …

  • One person arrested in Montreal student-organized anti-austerity … The Canadian Press - Sat, 21 Mar, 2015

    MONTREAL - Several thousand angry protesters marched in downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the provincial government's austerity measures. More »One person arrested in Montreal student-organized anti-austerity …

    MONTREAL - Several thousand angry protesters marched in downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the provincial government's austerity measures.

  • Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the former face of the Quebec student movement, is seen Monday, March 16, 2015 in Montreal. Nadeau-Dubois says that the NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
    Ex-student leader says Liberals and NDP must reject pipeline … The Canadian Press - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015

    The NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time, says one of the faces of the province's … More »Ex-student leader says Liberals and NDP must reject pipeline …

    Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the former face of the Quebec student movement, is seen Monday, March 16, 2015 in Montreal. Nadeau-Dubois says that the NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    The NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time, says one of the faces of the province's 2012 student movement. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who surged to prominence with his articulate defence of low tuition, is lending his reputation and …

  • Quebec student strike vote climbs to nearly 30,000 CBC - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015

    Thousands of post-secondary students in the province could be on strike by the end of month to protest against Quebec austerity. Last night, members of the University … More »Quebec student strike vote climbs to nearly 30,000

    Thousands of post-secondary students in the province could be on strike by the end of month to protest against Quebec austerity. Last night, members of the University of Quebec in Montreal’s faculty of education voted to join the movement against the government's austerity measures. Kathryn Giroux, a third-year law student …

  • The City of Montreal said it will withdraw hundreds of charges against demonstrators accused of violating a controversial protest bylaw after three people charged with breaking the law were recently acquitted. Mayor Denis Coderre said Wednesday the city will not appeal the acquittals and will withdraw the roughly 2,000 …

  • The enforcement of the P-6 bylaw — which bans protesters from wearing masks and requires them to file protest itineraries ahead of time — resulted in hundreds of people being arrested and slapped with hefty fines. Fines ranged from $500 to $3,000, depending on the number of previous infractions protesters incurred. Earlier …

  • As a week-long blitz of anti-austerity demonstrations gets underway, Treasury Board President Martin Coiteux says the Quebec government won't back down from its plans to slash spending. ​Coiteux, the MNA for Nelligan, told Daybreak Montreal the Liberals were elected on a promise to balance the budget and that's what they'll …

  • A coalition of groups opposing the Quebec government's austerity measures plans to conduct about what it calls 40 "disruptive actions" across the province this week. A spokesperson for the coalition says there will be five or six events per day this week in Montreal and beyond. On Feb 25, activists in La Baie in the Saguenay-area …

  • A McGillRedmen university football player charged with assault and uttering threats in Montreal last fall has been acquitted. Luis-Andres Guimont-Mota was found not guilty on the spot in court today after his wife, involved in the case, withdrew her complaint against him. Guimont-Mota, who was the Redmen’s star running …

  • More copies of Charlie Hebdo coming to Canada The Canadian Press - Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
    Copies of the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper are sold with other newspapers at a newsstand in Lille, northern France on Jan. 14, 2015. Canadians who want to see the latest issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo might find it a challenge to get a copy. The magazine's Canadian distributor says the latest issue will be in stores today, but there won't be anywhere near enough to meet demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Michel Spingler

    About 100 people who lined up outside a Montreal store this morning hoping to pick up Charlie Hebdo were left disappointed when only a handful of copies were delivered. A downtown outlet of the Maison de la Presse Internationale was expected to receive 40 copies of the French satirical magazine but ended up with only five. …

  • ASSÉ student group protests against austerity measures in downtown Montreal

    The student group ASSÉ is planning a number of demonstrations around the city's downtown today.

  • Montreal austerity march draws thousands of ghoulish protesters

    Tens of thousands of people took to Montreal’s streets Friday to protest austerity measures undertaken by Philippe Couillard’s Liberal government. “We're here to protest today against austerity, so against decisions of the government that involve cutting public spending, cutting public services,” said Joël Pedneault, a …

  • The City of Montreal will spend $110,000 plus taxes and fees on defending P-6 — its anti-protesting bylaw — at the provincial and municipal levels. According to documents provided to the media by activists Jaggi Singh and Julien Villeneuve — the latter better known as Anarchopanda — law firm Bélanger Sauvé will be in charge …

  • A Quebec judge has approved eight class-action lawsuits against the City of Montreal connected with police kettling practices. The lawsuits allege protesters were mistreated and that their rights were violated during eight separate incidents of police kettling. Kettling is a practice used by police officers to surround …