Climate Strike, Internship Strike, Christchurch Shooting

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Montreal students shut down 6 high schools Friday morning as part of a global student movement against Climate change. Students formed human chains around schools, Joseph-François-Perrault, Georges-Vanier, Sophie-Barat, Académie De Roberval, Père-Marquette et Robert-Gravel.

These protests were ahead of the main protest at 1 p.m. at the George-Étienne-Cartier monument in Mount Royal Park.

Montreal students are joining others across the world demanding for concrete action against climate change.


Students across the province will go on strike against unpaid internships next week. Over 34 thousand students in Montreal, Outaouais, Laurentides, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Riviere, and Victoriaville will strike from March 18 to 22.

Students are demanding an end to the exploitation of their labour. They call on the government to change the laws to ensure that all interns be paid a wage.

Concordia student groups participating in the strike include the Journalism Student Association, The Coms Guild, and the School of Community and Public Affairs Student’s Association.



49 people killed and 48 wounded by a white supremacist terrorists in Christchurch, New Zealand. Gunmen attacked two Mosques while worshippers were gathered for prayer Friday afternoon. Improvised explosives were also found and defused by police.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the attacks and two others are in custody.Reports indicate the Christchurch shooter was inspired by the Quebec City mosque shooter.

Police forces in Canada are offering increased protection to mosques in the wake of the attack. Mosques in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Gatineau all have heightened security on Friday.