Massive protests continued in Quebec over the weekend following the breakdown of talks between government officials and student leaders. The two sides remain at an impasse over a proposed tuition increase that has prompted a major student strike. After the latest round of negotiations collapsed, student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois said the student strike has grown into a movement for social change.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois: “The objective was to send a message to Mr. Charest that at this moment it’s not only a student strike, it’s also a popular struggle. We see a lot of people going in the streets every night in Montreal, and now all over Quebec.”
As the strike grows, organizers of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal have canceled the auto event’s opening day, citing “security” concerns.