Tag Archives: Anti-protest laws

Maple Spring Movement 2012

For the past two decades, the Quebec government has witnessed thousands of students restlessly protest their intentions to raise post-secondary tuition fees.  In the 1990s, the Liberal government projected an increase of $500 to $1600 in tuition and increase of $280 annually over four years (The Canadian Press, 2012, May 22).  This sparked one of […]


Media has been a very significant tool throughout its history in creating knowledge, affecting consensus and shaping general public view, as well as an instrument of common-sense discourse. The use of media by the government and politicians has been a common thing in creating moral panics and propaganda for their political interests. As Boykoff (2007a) […]

Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime. [CBC News]

See: Fitzpatrick, Meagan. 2013. Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime. CBC News. Jun 19. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/19/pol-mask-bill-royal-assent.html

Quebec Students’ Strike/Movement

Students were undermined when the provincial government of Québec proposed that a tuition hike should be implemented. They wanted their voice to be heard and by working together for several months their movement ended up being a success and their efforts became noteworthy. Beginning at 8 p.m. every night since late April, tens of thousands of […]