Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
Quebec student protesters and police clashed again this week over proposed tuition hikes. In an effort to curb further violence, Quebec premier Jean Charest unveiled legislation to ban protesting in and around campuses. Offenders who stop people from attending classes could face significant fines.
And on Friday, Montreal passed a bylaw banning masks from protests. Supporters hope this too will deter some of the violence and vandalism that's erupted on the streets.
A similar ban is being considered at the federal level, inspired by the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots and the G20 protests in Toronto.
Brent spoke with Martine Desjardins, President of FEUQ, about the bylaw, and MP Blake Richards who introduced the federal anti-mask bill last year.