Montreal Student Protests

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  • Philippe Pichet sworn in as new Montreal police chief
    Philippe Pichet sworn in as new Montreal police chief CBC - Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    Pichet was part of the team coordinating the police response during months of student protests in 2012. Notably absent from the ceremony was the Montreal Police Brotherhood. In … More »Philippe Pichet sworn in as new Montreal police chief

    Philippe Pichet sworn in as new Montreal police chief

    Pichet was part of the team coordinating the police response during months of student protests in 2012. Notably absent from the ceremony was the Montreal Police Brotherhood. In a statement, union president Yves Francoeur called it another measure to protest against the province's plans for pension reform. Pichet called …

  • Philippe Pichet: 5 things to know about Montreal's new police chief
    Philippe Pichet: 5 things to know about Montreal's new police … CBC - Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

    Montreal will have a new police chief today. Philippe Pichet is set to be sworn in at city hall at 2:30 p.m., taking over from outgoing top cop Marc Parent. Philippe … More »Philippe Pichet: 5 things to know about Montreal's new police …

    Philippe Pichet: 5 things to know about Montreal's new police chief

    Montreal will have a new police chief today. Philippe Pichet is set to be sworn in at city hall at 2:30 p.m., taking over from outgoing top cop Marc Parent. Philippe Pichet has been with Montreal police since the early 90s.

  • Roosh V, pickup artist, shouldn't be allowed in Canada, says … CBC - Fri, 24 Jul, 2015

    Calls are mounting to ban a self-described "pickup artist" from the U.S. from speaking in Canada. Daryush Valizadeh — who blogs under the name Roosh V — is set to deliver … More »Roosh V, pickup artist, shouldn't be allowed in Canada, says …

    Calls are mounting to ban a self-described "pickup artist" from the U.S. from speaking in Canada. Daryush Valizadeh — who blogs under the name Roosh V — is set to deliver speeches in Montreal and Toronto on Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 respectively. A petition has sprung up to stop him from entering the country, however, on the …

  • Montreal high school dress code forbidding crop tops 'sexist,' students say
    Montreal high school dress code forbidding crop tops 'sexist,' … CBC - Fri, 5 Jun, 2015

    Raphaelle Lalonde, a 16-year-old student at FACE, a fine arts school in downtown Montreal, said students were recently sent home with a letter outlining the new rules. … More »Montreal high school dress code forbidding crop tops 'sexist,' …

    Montreal high school dress code forbidding crop tops 'sexist,' students say

    Raphaelle Lalonde, a 16-year-old student at FACE, a fine arts school in downtown Montreal, said students were recently sent home with a letter outlining the new rules. Lalonde was among many girls who showed up to FACE this morning wearing crop tops and short shorts, but she and her friend went a bit further. The protests …

  • Chief Marc Parent: 5 events that shook the Montreal police under his tenure
    Chief Marc Parent: 5 events that shook the Montreal police under … CBC - Thu, 7 May, 2015

    Chief Marc Parent has served at helm of the Montreal police during some of the most trying years in the city's recent history. Student protests spilling into the streets … More »Chief Marc Parent: 5 events that shook the Montreal police under …

    Chief Marc Parent: 5 events that shook the Montreal police under his tenure

    Chief Marc Parent has served at helm of the Montreal police during some of the most trying years in the city's recent history. Student protests spilling into the streets raised tensions between demonstrators and police and put officers' actions on public display. Racial profiling complaints continued to plague the service. …

  • Why Anonymous Can't And Shouldn't Be Stopped - Seeker Daily
    Anonymous takes credit for hacking Montreal police website CBC - Sat, 11 Apr, 2015

    Around 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Montreal police website went offline, followed minutes later by that of the Montreal police brotherhood. As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, … More »Anonymous takes credit for hacking Montreal police website

    Why Anonymous Can't And Shouldn't Be Stopped - Seeker Daily

    Around 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Montreal police website went offline, followed minutes later by that of the Montreal police brotherhood. As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, the former was still not working. This cyberattack comes on the heels of similar attacks on the websites of Toronto police and the City of Ottawa. Montreal …

  • UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, students
    UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, stu … CBC - Fri, 10 Apr, 2015

    Over the past several days, tensions have escalated between the students and the school's administration as protests increased and police were brought in to remove students … More »UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, stu …

    UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, students

    Over the past several days, tensions have escalated between the students and the school's administration as protests increased and police were brought in to remove students occupying a university building. The university's rector wasn't available as the situation degraded, she said, so a request was made to the vice-rector …

  • Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protest
    Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protes … CBC - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

    Montreal police made one arrest and fined more than 180 people Thursday afternoon after kettling a group of protesters on St-Denis Street near Ontario Street during a … More »Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protes …

    Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protest

    Montreal police made one arrest and fined more than 180 people Thursday afternoon after kettling a group of protesters on St-Denis Street near Ontario Street during a student demonstration. The protest, organized by the student group ASSÉ, was declared illegal by Montreal police at around 3:30 p.m., and a crowd of about …

  • UQAM students barricade themselves inside university buildin … CBC - Wed, 8 Apr, 2015

    Students at UQAM occupied one of the university's buildings Wednesday evening and barricaded the doors, while Montreal police surrounded the block. The mood was tense … More »UQAM students barricade themselves inside university buildin …

    Students at UQAM occupied one of the university's buildings Wednesday evening and barricaded the doors, while Montreal police surrounded the block. The mood was tense and protesters were upset after police arrested 21 students earlier in the day during a demonstration. "The position of the university is that we are legally …

  • Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial future
    Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial … CBC - Tue, 7 Apr, 2015

    "We're not going to change our direction, that's for sure," Couillard said following a speech in Quebec City this morning marking his government's first year in offi … More »Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial …

    Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial future

    "We're not going to change our direction, that's for sure," Couillard said following a speech in Quebec City this morning marking his government's first year in office.

  • Unlike the 2012 protests in Quebec, which centred on a proposal to increase tuition fees, students this time around are focused on what they call the province's heavy-handed austerity measures. The rally Thursday was the largest so far this year in the fight against the Liberal government's plans to reduce spending on …

  • Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal

    Anti-Muslim radicalization and anti-racism protesters clashed outside of a Montreal post-secondary institution on Sunday afternoon, leading to one arrest. Two men from opposing sides got into an altercation that led to the anti-racism protester getting attacked with wooden sticks. One of those students had also attended …

  • 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

    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 …

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

  • 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 protests: What you need to know

    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 …

  • 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 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 …