The Charest government’s special legislation aimed at curbing student demonstrations is under fire from the province’s unions.
Michel Arsenault, the president of the Quebec Federation of Labour, said limits on what defines a ‘lawful’ demonstration are unreasonable.
Student and union leaders held a joint news conference this morning as the debate over Bill 78 continued in the National Assembly.
Bill 78 stipulates any organized public gathering involving more than 10 people must be registered with the police at least eight hours in advance.
Arsenault says that limit is undemocratic, and clearly the product of the Charest government’s spite against students.
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