Montreal, June 22, 2012 – This is by tens of thousands that the citizens of Quebec took the streets in Montreal and Quebec to challenge tuition hikes, bill 78 and the policies of the government of Jean Charest. After more than four months of mobilization, students are resolved to continue the struggle everywhere-across Quebec.
« During the last weeks, Jean Charest tried to install a climate of fear Quebec. It uses the same methods as Harper’s Conservatives: Making a protest silent by any means possible in order to show down the throat of the population these privatization measures, » said Camille Robert, one of the spokesperson of the CLASSE, during the rally in Montreal.
In addition, the Coalition points out that the Charest government is increasingly tarnished by revelations of the Commission Charbonneau. « How the Liberals dare they talk about fair share of students, while millions of dollars disappear in corruption cases every year. Who heads the Quebec? The consulting engineering firms or the people? » said Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, spokesperson of the CLASSE, who attended the citizen demonstration in Quebec City.
CLASSE recalls that it will meet the population as part of a series of talks across Quebec this summer.
Ludvic Moquin-Beaudry, press secretary: 514-835-2444