People are marching in the streets all over Quebec

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Notice there were no arrests last night because the protesters remained peaceful?

Thats the way it should be. The minute these morons start throwing bricks and vandalizing honest, hard working peoples privately owned business, the riot police SHOULD be called in and these punks rounded up and given a criminal records so it is hard for them to find good jobs in the future.




posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Of course, this is barely getting a mention on CBC's website.

Wait and see what sort of protests there will be when people see the proposed changes to Employment Insurance rules.

A Quebec Spring coming?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Take note that Montreal do not put fluoride in water... The only city in Quebec to do that I think. And the protest started here... Weird coincidence?

On another note what should I bring... a wok or a big pot? Wich make he most annoying sound? lol



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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As a 20-something youth in Canada I feel very proud and excited about the change coming. I can't wait for this to spread to the rest of the country.

What Is The Plan, Vancouver? did an excellent write up after last night's march in Quebec.



As all the students found their way onto the sidewalk at the end of their march tonight and the police marched, biked, and drove slowly through the street one of the CUTV (www.livestream.com...) reporters commented on how it was "like the police are now the ones protesting".

Well, they are...and they will continue to march until you all get back to work ...That is, unless, of course we take our streets back. Not from the police, for they are not our enemies, but from the ones who ordered the police into the streets to protect them and their system. For they are scared as there are millions of us and only a handful of them.

So please don't stop protesting. I don't know exactly what kind of change you will bring but I am truly excited and ready for an alternative to this tired, old, broken, slavery system we're working with now.


All hell can't stop us now



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Like I said in another thread, I fully support the rights of the people to protest, that is their god given Canadian right under the Charter of Rights (our constitution). I despise this latest bill (bill 78) as it's an attack on everyone who lives in Quebec. The Liberal party (the party currently in charge in Quebec) passing this "law" is an attack on all Canadians rights to free speech and freedom of assembly. That said, I fully support the raising of tuition costs to match what every other Canadian is forced to pay, and has been paying when attending University in Canada. For YEARS Quebec has had MASSIVE subsidies for education paid for by the rest of Canada by tax payers, they are NOT special.

Another thing that is very disturbing is the connections between these students, the teachers and unions all across Canada; I smell a massive rat somewhere and a case of corruption that goes right to the core. Since this started, unions all over Canada have been making donations to this "cause" using the union dues of hard working Canadians. I highly doubt that a unionized Millwright working in Alberta supports the fact that a portion of his union dues are going towards people that basically feel entitled to other peoples money, for special treatment and subsidies. The fact of the matter is Quebec has ALWAYS been like this, this isn't a new thing. For years they have threatened to separate from Canada, and have used the Federal Government as an endless cash cow. One only needs to take a look at the size of the Federal transfer payments to Quebec over the years.

Even after these tuition increases, Quebec students would STILL be paying the lowest tuition fees in ALL of North America. That should tell you something.

Ministry scolds bureaucrats who support Quebec students


MONTREAL - Quebec's education department chided employees this month for openly supporting the student strike movement while on the job, QMI Agency has learned. QMI obtained a memo, dated May 3, sent to all ministry employees reminding them of their ethical obligations. "A few employees of the education ministry are wearing symbols connected with the anti-tuition-hike movement when they are at work and performing their duties," read part of the memo. "You have the obligation of loyalty and allegiance towards (the education department), which requires you to defend the interests of the ministry."


What injustice has turned Montreal into a city under siege?


Quebec is indeed an alien country. What’s tolerated there would never be stomached elsewhere in Canada. The farcical outrage over tuition hikes that would still leave Quebec with the lowest post-secondary education fees in North America is incomprehensible to most of us. But it’s a province — a planet in its own orbit — of well-established entitlements, bred in the bone, in its distinctive politics and ethos, and where university tuition was frozen for a decade under the Parti Québécois. The right to a cut-rate education was woven into the Quiet Revolution’s manifesto and flowed from sweeping reforms from the mid-’60s, even though that translated into a higher tax burden for Quebecers and a now ghastly provincial debt load.
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Tuiton fees are just corrupt and most of you are juste use to it


We are in 2012, and we should believe that every stuent has to get massively in debt so early in their life ?

Look at all the crap governments spend people's money ! There are much more ressources at hand then to offer free education.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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the powers that be want to keep the population dumb, in debt and stupid by making university accessible only to the rich, i.e. elites kids.

while you're flipping burgers at mcdonalds because even though your grades are good enough, you don't quality or can't afford to go to college, some well off asshole sends his kids to breeze thru school debt free and ready to join one of his buddies companies.

i would burn jean charest house to the ground for that.

so much for the democratic theory that elected officials serve to the will of the people.

here the will of the people are so opposed to that bill that they'll burn their own city to stop it, and charest keeps fighting them like a french caesar.

history has already recorded what happened to caesar.
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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She goes next before him--is gone; the knitting-women count Twenty-Two.

"I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."

The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. Twenty-Three.


...


I see him, fore-most of just judges and honoured men, bringing a boy of my name, with a forehead that I know and golden hair, to this place-- then fair to look upon, with not a trace of this day's disfigurement --and I hear him tell the child my story, with a tender and a faltering voice.



"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."



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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by Osiriss
Take note that Montreal do not put fluoride in water... The only city in Quebec to do that I think. And the protest started here... Weird coincidence?

On another note what should I bring... a wok or a big pot? Wich make he most annoying sound? lol


Honestly, this is the stupidest, most baseless 'addition' to this thread.

The protests are gaining numbers because of the government attempting to strip the people of their BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS to assemble, and peacefully protest.

Fluoride? Dude, just stop drinking the water...



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
history has already recorded what happened to caesar.
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History is written by the victors, no?

Who's to say most of the history we get hasn't already been re-written?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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I would love someone to explain to me "free" education.

Ive seen this termed used on one Quebec protest thread after another, but no one has taken me up on my question. Because of course nothing is free. Our "free" healthcare? Paid for by tax money. Who pays taxes? You and I.

Unless of course you can convince all teachers to work for free, constructions firms making the schools the same, administrators, school board members, convince all suppliers to give free pens, ink, computers, etc. Yeah, that should work.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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I found this picture and a site in English on the protests in Quebec


Quebec Protest


I think this is awesome! Good for them! I am surprised because I haven't seen anything about this here in the states where I live. I only found out because of ATS.





posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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I know an illegal alien who says that he was taught that Santa Anna gave Texas back as gesture of good will etc.. I was taught that we took Texas by force etc...

Who is to say what the truth really is?



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Not only is that a great image, but is it me or does Montreal have an unusual amount of gorgeous women?


Granted, tuition fee's are quite high across the board in Canada and the U.S. I attended Ryerson University in Toronto for 5 years, trust me, I know the costs involved even back when I was a student. However, I didn't come from a rich background, my father was a mechanical engineer and my mom was a VON nurse. Still, I was able to put myself through university with the student loans that I acquired. My first priority after graduating and getting a job WAS NOT to buy a fancy car or live in a fancy condo or buy a house, my priority was to pay off my debt and live modestly.

What should anger Canadians is the fact that many immigrants are able to get subsidized tuition in Canada, yet many people who are slightly under the middle class line and are BORN HERE don't qualify for such help. IMO that's absolutely disgusting.

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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It's always good to get updates from our friends up north. The United States has implemented a complete news blackout of the Quebec risings.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Taxes! .. Would I pay say .. $100 a month for free higher education for everyone? Even a little more? Why not.. I paid well over $60,000 for my tuition and I'm still paying several hundred a month on loans. Or would I pay say... $400 a month for everyone to have healthcare (not through any form of insurance)? Sure.. I already pay well over $600 and rising every month for health insurance (that when I actually use it still have to pay hundreds of dollars)

Our system is !%$! up.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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You took the words right out of my fingers.

Here here!

Wasaga Beach, been a while.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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Good to hear the people of Quebec are out there and giving the middle finger to their government. I hope something good comes from it, like the resignation of the corrupt politicians and a change of mindset in the people, perhaps. To negotiate with politicians is like negotiating with terrorists. Not a good idea. If you let them take away some of your freedoms, they'll grab the rest in an instant. That's why you never negotiate with either politicians or terrorists. Which is pretty much the same thing in my book.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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I haven't heard a thing about this from the MSM here in the US.. Perhaps their scared if we get word of this, we may get the same idea. it's only a matter of time before uprisings begin all over the world. People need to get together and get organized, the problem is, most people don't care anymore.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
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Taxes! .. Would I pay say .. $100 a month for free higher education for everyone? Even a little more? Why not.. I paid well over $60,000 for my tuition and I'm still paying several hundred a month on loans. Or would I pay say... $400 a month for everyone to have healthcare (not through any form of insurance)? Sure.. I already pay well over $600 and rising every month for health insurance (that when I actually use it still have to pay hundreds of dollars)

Our system is !%$! up.


Still isnt free, is it?


In the end, we all pay for it. Its whether you want to do the socialist thing and divide up all our wealth, or if you want to work hard, get ahead and put yourself through school.

I worked two jobs to fund my schooling and took a interest free school loan. Havent regretted it for one minute. Yes, i began my working in debt, but within 3 years i had made much more money than i would have working my old jobs and paid my debt.

Not sure why i should pay for many people who would simply milk the system, take "free" (read tax paid courses), and spend 12 years in university. Van WIlder anyone? No. Those people with a drive and will to succeed will do as i did.
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