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Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Question the Legality of Quebec’s Referenda on Independence?

Crimea, like the Canadian province, should have the right to vote on its future status; the U.S. is prepared for a “military response” in Ukraine; meanwhile, the creator of the World Wide Web explains, “Nothing is perfect.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Quebec Fracking Ban Lawsuit Shows Perils of Free Trade Deals

If you read our latest Truthdigger column, you know that certain existing and potential future international trade deals allow private corporations to sue governments for profits they claim to have lost as a result of a nation’s laws. Here’s an example of such a suit currently filed against Canada.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Gunman Opens Fire as Quebec’s Premier-Elect Gives Speech

A gunman killed one person and injured another before starting a fire in the hall where Pauline Marois, Quebec’s newly elected separatist leader, was giving her victory speech after she was voted into office Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 READ MORE



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The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the Power of the Radical Imagination

To understand the shared concerns of youthful protesters worldwide and the global nature of the forces they are fighting, it is crucial to situate diverse student protests within a broader analysis of global capital and the changing nature of its assaults on young people.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Northern Light

Those of us who care about a civil society, and who abhor violence, should begin to replicate what is happening in Quebec. Their fight is our fight.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Quebec Government Walks Out on Student Talks

Negotiations between students and the Quebec government collapsed this week as the two sides failed to reach an agreement on proposed tuition increases and the protests they have spawned. Students unanimously rejected an offer of a modest reduction in planned tuition hikes.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Student Groups to Meet With Quebec’s Government

Student groups in Quebec are scheduled to meet with the province’s education minister to resume negotiations over tuition hikes that have provoked more than 100 days of sustained protest.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: 400,000 Canadians Launching the ‘Maple Spring’

More than 400,000 Canadians—students and defenders of freedom of expression—filled the streets of Montreal this week to protest a 75 percent university tuition hike and emergency legislation that placed draconian penalties on people exercising their right to demonstrate.

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Student Protests in Montreal Trigger Mass Arrests

More than 500 people were arrested in Montreal on Wednesday night while protesting tuition increases and a controversial new law that severely limits the right to demonstrate.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Quebec Moves to Quash Student Protests With Harsh Fines

Quebec is looking to end three months of student protests against rising tuition fees by introducing emergency legislation that would temporarily close some universities and fine the pants off of picketers blocking students and faculty from entering classrooms.

Posted on May 18, 2012 READ MORE


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Palin Punked by Faux Sarkozy Prank Call

In what will go down as one of the epic prank calls of all time, Canadian radio show jester Marc Antoine Audette got Sarah Palin on the phone Saturday by telling her French President Nicolas Sarkozy was calling. Oops.

Posted on Nov 1, 2008 READ MORE


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