Tag Archives: Montreal

Oka Crisis – 1990

Case Study Overview: The Oka Crisis The Oka Crisis is a renowned land dispute between the Mohawk First Nations and the municipality of Oka, located outside of what is now known as Montreal, Quebec. While the incident involved Akwesasne, Kahnewake, and Kanesetake First Nations, the conflict was primarily situated within the contested borders of the […]

Critical Understanding of Montreal Protests

In order to fully understand the underlying issues in a conflict such as the Montreal student protests, we must examine the dynamics of power that were present and how those influenced the way that the protests were policed. In doing this, we must also examine how a shift to a neo-liberal state has caused a […]

Media coverage disapproval of the 2012 Montreal Protests

News, television, radio and other media often influence the way in which events are perceived by society. Through the implementation of certain frames “simplified snapshots are converted into events and events are converted into news stories” (Boykoff, 2007, pp.217). This is problematic because the snapshots show only one moment and don’t wholly encompass all of […]

Clash of Clans: The Uprising of Police Brutality and Citizens’ Response

Organized in 1995, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (C.O.B.P., following their French acronym) is a group dedicated to the rights of those affected by police brutality. The group is still active today, organizing The International Day Against Police Brutality, which takes place every March 15, and has spread across the world. The group does […]


In the 1990’s, the Quebec Liberal Government proposed a tuition hike for students which would increase it from $500 to $1600 (CBC News, 2012). This proposal led to an uproar from students who argued that it was unfair and subsequently thousands took to the street in protest. Unfortunately, their voices were not heard and eventually […]

Montreal Student Protest: Critical Analysis

This article will provide the final analysis of the Montreal Student protest. I will be drawing upon concepts by Hall et al, Rose, and Esmonde to provide this analysis. Hall et al article helps question the common sense approach taking by the state and media during the protest. The concept of transactional perspective provides understanding […]

The Montreal Student protest: The influence of the media

Montreal student protests like all protests consist of two different and opposing positions. The Students’ position is that they are not willing to pay any increase in tuition. They argue that tuition has increased 4 fold in the past few decades and students are in financial hardships because of this. Any increase would contribute to […]

The Montreal Student Protests

The Quebec student protests began in March of 2011 and ended in September 2012. The main issue that caused these protests was the Provincial Liberal government’s proposal to increase tuition fees from $2,200 to $3,800 over the next 5 years. These protests have been a contentious issue among both Quebecers and residents of other provinces. However, […]