Montreal Student Protests

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  • Marc Parent to step down as Montreal police chief for personal … The Canadian Press - Thu, 7 May, 2015

    Montreal police Chief Marc Parent announced Thursday he will step down at the end of his mandate in September for personal reasons. Mayor Denis Coderre dismissed rumours … More »Marc Parent to step down as Montreal police chief for personal …

    Montreal police Chief Marc Parent announced Thursday he will step down at the end of his mandate in September for personal reasons. Mayor Denis Coderre dismissed rumours Parent, who was appointed in 2010, is quitting because of a dispute between the chief and the city administration. Coderre insisted he was ready to extend …

  • 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. …

  • Judge extends Quebec injunction to ensure student access to university … The Canadian Press - Mon, 13 Apr, 2015

    An injunction aimed at ensuring student access to classes at a Montreal university has been extended for another three months. There was a noisy but peaceful demonstration … More »Judge extends Quebec injunction to ensure student access to university …

    An injunction aimed at ensuring student access to classes at a Montreal university has been extended for another three months. There was a noisy but peaceful demonstration inside the downtown Universite du Quebec a Montreal campus when word emerged of the extension. Later in the day, a group of several hundred held a …

  • 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 …

  • Strudent block a door at the Universite du Quebec de Montreal during an occupation Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Montreal. Students occupied the building for several hours and ended up clashing with police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Félix O.J. Fournier
    Austerity measures, not tuition fees, driving current Quebec … The Canadian Press - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

    MONTREAL - Scenes of Quebec students barricading themselves inside campus buildings, clashing with police and marching through the streets are reminiscent of the civil … More »Austerity measures, not tuition fees, driving current Quebec …

    Strudent block a door at the Universite du Quebec de Montreal during an occupation Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Montreal. Students occupied the building for several hours and ended up clashing with police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Félix O.J. Fournier

    MONTREAL - Scenes of Quebec students barricading themselves inside campus buildings, clashing with police and marching through the streets are reminiscent of the civil unrest of 2012 — but there are major differences this time around.

  • 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.

  • Quebec students, unions, teachers march against government c … CBC - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015

    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 … More »Quebec students, unions, teachers march against government c …

    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 …

  • 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 …