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Amélie Daoust-Boisvert August 6 2012
PHOTO CAPTION: Hundreds of teachers have denounced Law 12, formerly known as Bill 78, at a press conference at UQAM, August 6, 2012.
Teachers and CEGEPs and universities will respect the democratic decisions of student associations, rather than follow law 12 (formerly known as bill 78). Hundreds of teachers spoke out today [August 6, 2012] against the emergency legislation at a press conference at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
The teachers published a manifesto signed by 1162 Quebecois teachers, joined by hundreds of colleagues around the world, for a total of about 2000 signatures.
Dave L. May 2, 2012
The case of a judge who steps over the mandate for independence and impartiality that he himself had set.
The Chief Justice of the Québec Superior Court just committed a gaffe… Indeed, he who just a few months ago said that “a judge cannot, because of his obligation to be impartial, participate in public debate”, now states that Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier must intervene to support the injunctions ordering students back to the classroom. What happens when the lines blur between the judiciary, the executive and the legislative?
Pierre Breteau June 24, 2012
On the occasion of Quebec’s national holiday, St-Jean, between 200 and 300 people marched in Paris today. They mean to offer their support to Quebec’s students who are battling against rise of university tuition fees.
PHOTO CAPTION: As in Montreal, protesters in Paris took out their casseroles and wooden spoons.
In the rain and under low-lying clouds, Spanish, English, Russion or French can be heard being spoken in a multitude of accents. This march in support of “fighting” québécois students brought together all kinds of nationalities. The hundreds of demonstrators strolled about, their red squares pinned to their shirts, like in Montreal.
Young People Were Excluded
by SARAH-MAUDE LEFEBVRE
Published in the Journal de Montréal, Thursday May 31, 22:44
Original French Text: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/05/31/les-jeunes-ont-ete-exclus
Two polls on the Special Law Bill 78 published in the Le Soleil and La Presse dailies underrepresented those aged 18-24. This caused an “important distortion” in the poll’s results.
Certain observers and polling experts, like Pierre Drouilly of l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and blogger-reporter Jean-François Lisée, have in turn criticised the methods used by the polling firm CROP to survey the population about Bill 78.
In the poll, published May 26, only 3% of respondents were aged 18 to 24, whereas that age group represents 11% of the overall population, according to Statistics Canada. This proportion was also present in the poll undertaken the previous week, according to Mr. Lisée.