Since this is a conspiracy forum and I'm from Quebec myself I'd like to contribute to this a little bit.
First when you claim that the MSM are ignoring this, maybe in the states or where you are but here in Quebec (and all over Canada) we are being
bombarded by news about the students manifestations that it feels almost like the establishment wants to push this on people.
I find it pretty weird when you take a look at the big picture...
The Quebec Gov announces it will cut in higher education despite this being a hot debate for years. They knew full well that students would manifest
Then to add to the injury the gov takes the stance of: "There's no negociation, no meeting of sudents organisations, you are taking this no matter
what". They closed all doors to negociation, once again knowing full well that this was going to get a lot of young people angry.
Then we heard about it religiously in the media for the following weeks. It's all you could read about and the voice coming out of everywhere was
mostly against the opinion of the government and pro-manifestation. Some big TV shows started inviting guests to debate on the subject. (see tout le
monde en parles)
Student groups were all the sudden very active (and well funded) and most union leaders went to back them right away.
So now the manifestations are more brutal and severe and the gov uses that excuse to pass on draconian legislations that take away from our freedom to
"deal with this issue."
So now we have the conservative party (in power) of Canada pushing for new anti-riot bill of laws such as
C-309 where you go in prison for 10 years if you wear a mask in a
A new bill aimed at making the wearing of masks illegal during riots or “unlawful assemblies” is now closer to becoming law in Canada. Bill C-309,
known as the Concealment of Identity Act, was introduced by Conservative MP Blake Richards in November 2011 in the wake of the Toronto G20 protests
and the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot. Richards' constituency is Wild Rose, Alberta.
There's also Bill 78
which has just passed a few hours ago has the following....
•Any demonstration including 10 or more people would need to submit its route, location, time, date and duration to police at least eight hours in
advance for approval. Police would be allowed to order modifications to the protest.
Protest organizers, as well as any student association or federation of associations that participate in a demonstration, are accountable for the
actions of all participants in the demonstration, under threat of fine.
I've been looking at the situation for weeks both in the MSM and online and I simply can't shake the feeling that all theses students have been
played by the Quebec gov. Right now they are not gaining any significant political ground because the majority of the population does not support
them, they see this as an issue where a bunch of students with iphones, nice clothes and yearly vacation trips are complaining about school fees and
they don't seem to care at all that the gov is pushing down draconian legislations that take away more and more of our freedom.
If I were to put my conspiracy theorist hat for a second I'd say that theses manifestations are doing a VERY good job at drawing attention AWAY from
the "plan nord" of the current prime minister of Quebec. Basically the north plan is a wholesale on our ressources in the northern part of the
province to corporations outside the country.
Charest has been promoting the north plan for a while and was starting to get heat for it.. then all the sudden he makes the sudents pissed off and we
don't hear about it anymore through MSM, the manifestations have taken up most of the news space.