Less than 12 after being elected to a minority government in Quebec, the PQ has announced it will cancel the socially and economically regressive tuition fee hikes and repeal the flagrantly unconstitutional Bill 78, which trampled on expression and assembly rights.
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It’s the evening. It’s 8pm. Dinner has been cleared away, the children have finished their homework. What is a family to do? Take to the streets, of course.
Pots and wooden spoons in hand, the family all gathers in the street. They exchange pleasant conversation with their neighbours, who are carrying a colander and a . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Casseroles Night in Canada
This is a beautiful video:
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There have been a huge amount of reports on Twitter of people grabbing pots and pans and heading to the streets to bang them around and make noise in Montreal.
While it’s impossible to immediately compare the student fees protest with the Argentine economic collapse, it is perhaps poetic that the same . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A cacerolazo in Montreal?
Photo via Justin Ling, @justin_ling
Watching the Quebec student protests over the past few weeks has been kind of amazing, especially from the Vancouver viewpoint. While the protests have been going on for more than three months – today is the 100th day of protests – they have not really been intensely covered . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec: Art, Manifestation, & Protest
Per Radio Canada reporter Julie Dufresne, the Minister of Justice of Quebec has decided that civil disobedience is merely a synonym for vandalism. His quote:
«la désobéissance civile, c’est un beau mot pour dire vandalisme»
“Civil disobedience,” that’s a nice way to say “vandalism.”
People who read . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec’s Minister of Justice on civil disobedience: “it’s synonymous with vandalism”
It is truly stunning to see how the elites react when people dare speak out against “austerity” – that is, to squeeze even more profits out of workers, students, and citizens in general. Almost as appalling is the way that the corporate media (and often the CBC) follow the party line.
Consider these two . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How Dare You Drones Resist?!
Quebec singer Ariane Moffat has released a song, entitled “Jeudi 17 mai 2012″, which is targeted squarely at the Charest government’s emergency law Bill 78.
Chanteuse québécoise Ariane Moffat a lancé une chanson, “jeudi 17 mai 2012.” Cette chanson est contre la Loi 78, enactée en réponse des manifestations contre l’hausse de scolarité. . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec singer Ariane Moffat releases single against Bill 78
Important to note:
The provisions against ‘inciting protest’ would apply to tweets and posts online.
For background, via StudentActivism.net:
Key provisions of the bill as presented to the legislature:
All classes at campuses currently participating in the student strike will be immediately suspended, with the remainder of the spring semester delayed until August. It would . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Key measures of Quebec’s Bill 78 Anti-Protest Law
Hot off the Twitter presses, courtesy of @NieDesrochers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, comes this letter from the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce:
NOTICE OF A GATHERING OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE
The letter is a notice to the Gatineau police force, pursuant to the Special Law that . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: “Please be kind enough to let us know the number of plainclothes officers who will infiltrate our event so we can order the appropriate catering.” – Gatineau Chamber of Commerce on Bill 78