For those not following the situation in Québec – or for those following it only through English media, which is almost worse than not following it at all – Premier Jean Charest has implemented draconian laws to restrict protests as an emergency measure against the ongoing student strike. The government asserts that they are concerned with protecting the rights of non-striking students to go to class without disruption by the strikers. Law professors and striking students, on the other hand, have called it a violation of fundamental rights. Both sides claim they’re protecting people’s rights; so it sounds like it’s time for another Saturday Cerebration! (more…)
Tag » 2012 Québec student strike
On 13 February 2012, hundreds of thousands of Québec students went on strike in protest against tuition hikes. As of this writing (26 May 2012), the strike is ongoing. Government showed little to no interest in opening talks with the students until the 14th week, and, when talks broke down, instituted draconian and oppressive legislative measures to quell the protests.