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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 […]

3rd Summit of the Americas, 2001

In the course of April 20-22nd, Quebec city, Quebec, hosted the 3rd annual Summit of the Americas. Previous summit appearances were held in Miami and Santiago. A total of thirty-four states were involved from North and South America, excluding Fidel Castro’s Cuba. The function of this summit was to discuss various issues affecting millions of […]

Occupy Toronto: How Media Viewed the Movement

The “occupy Toronto” movement gained rapid momentum with the publicity it received from all avenues of media: print, television, radio, and more recently, social networking sites. Each avenue reported the event from a different perspective. Almost all newspapers analyzed were very critical of the agenda and overall message of the movement, while some newspapers were […]

Dissecting the Longest Student Protest in Quebec History

Many representations, general public opinions, and discourses are used in order to dissect and critique the longest student strike in Québec history. Many mainstream articles from the Toronto Star,  The Gazette , The National Post, and many others seek to portray the event through a series of frames. A frame chooses “some aspects of a perceived reality and make them more […]

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, […]