The National Assembly is debating a new bill introduced by the Liberals in an effort to end the tuition fee strikes.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Bill 78 imposes heavy fines to student groups and labour federations who prevent a student from attending class. The fines range from one thousand to one-hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
The Bill states that fourteen CEGEPs and eleven universities will have their winter semester suspended unless the strike ends before it becomes law. Classes will resume on August seventeenth at the latest and August first at the earliest. It also states that protestors who plan a march must give the planned route, time, duration, venue and their means of transportation to the police eight hours in advance.
The institutions affected by this bill have until June first to plan their August schedules while students have until June fifteenth to announce of they plan to return.
Bill 78 is expected to become law by Friday evening at the earliest.
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