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From Orangutan: Photos of Montreal lawyers marching against Law 78,

On Monday evening in Montreal, hundreds of lawyers donned their professional black robes and took to the streets on a silent march to protest Law 78 (also known as the “loi spéciale”), the legislation that the Jean Charest government recently passed in an attempt to put a stop to the Quebec student movement towards accessible post-secondary . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Photos of Montreal lawyers marching against Law 78,

From Orangutan: Photos of Montreal lawyers marching against Law 78,

On Monday evening in Montreal, hundreds of lawyers donned their professional black robes and took to the streets on a silent march to protest Law 78 (also known as the “loi spéciale”), the legislation that the Jean Charest government recently passed in an attempt to put a stop to the Quebec student movement towards accessible post-secondary education. The Quebec Bar has expressed serious concerns over Law 78 for, among other things, its limitations imposed on student associations, its judicialization of debates, its use of the criminal justice system, and its granting of increased powers to the Minister of Education, Michelle Courchesne, who in effect, is able to amend laws in Quebec without consulting the people, members of the National Assembly, or even colleagues. Here are some of my photos of the march, which began at 6:30 p.m. at the Palais de justice (courthouse) and made its way through Old Montreal, Chinatown, the Quartier des spectacles (entertainment quarter), and finally to Place Emilie-Gamelin, the usual starting point of the nightly student movement demonstrations that begin at 8:30 p.m.

Palais de justice de Montréal

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From Orangutan: Separated at Birth: Michelle Courchesne and Carol Burnett

Here’s some lighthearted fun for the day on which talks resume between the Quebec Minister of Education, Michelle Courchesne, and Quebec student leaders.

From Orangutan: Separated at Birth: Michelle Courchesne and Carol Burnett

Here’s some lighthearted fun for the day on which talks resume between the Quebec Minister of Education, Michelle Courchesne, and Quebec student leaders. . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Separated at Birth: Michelle Courchesne and Carol Burnett

From Orangutan: Please Sign the Document to Invalidate Bill 78,

On May 17, the Quebec Liberal government of Jean Charest filed Bill 78 in the National Assembly, ostensibly as an act to enable students to receive the education provided by the post secondary institutions they attend. Bill 78, however, calls into question much more. Quebec students have contested, for more than a year, the government’s . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Please Sign the Document to Invalidate Bill 78,

From Orangutan: Please Sign the Document to Invalidate Bill 78,

On May 17, the Quebec Liberal government of Jean Charest filed Bill 78 in the National Assembly, ostensibly as an act to enable students to receive the education provided by the post secondary institutions they attend. Bill 78, however, calls into ques… . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Please Sign the Document to Invalidate Bill 78,

From Orangutan: Good riddance, Line Beauchamp,

Thank you for resigning from your position as Quebec Education Minister and giving up politics Monday. Your decision makes the Quebec government just a little bit less corrupt, and, perhaps, just a little bit less incompetent. Best of luck to your repl… . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Good riddance, Line Beauchamp,

From Orangutan: Good riddance, Line Beauchamp,

Thank you for resigning from your position as Quebec Education Minister and giving up politics Monday. Your decision makes the Quebec government just a little bit less corrupt, and, perhaps, just a little bit less incompetent. Best of luck to your replacement, Michelle Courchesne, herself a former Quebec Education Minister, from 2007 to 2010.

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