The faculty representing around six thousand students will be deciding whether or not to join the one hundred and seventy thousand students in Quebec already mandated to strike.
The McGill Daily which is one of the university’s independent student newspapers supports the bid. Its editors say this is the university’s chance to break its tradition of apathy within Quebec’s larger student movements. McGill students have never gone on an unlimited general strike before.
Students are protesting against tuition rates increasing by seventy five per cent in the next five years.
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Students began to bring out chairs from the university and played music and made art.
These students were mostly from UQAM and CÉGEP Vieux-Montréal.
The strike began in the morning and blocked off traffic at the intersection of Sainte Chatherine and Sanguinet.
Protests in Quebec City at l’Université Laval lead to an arrest after access to the education building and many administrative offices were blocked.
At Université du Québec à Montréal, administrators locked four buildings in order to prevent students from occupying the buildings.
Roughly 130, 000 college and university students are now on strike due to upcoming tuition hikes.
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A group of Canadian smokers have filed a class action lawsuit against Canada's three largest tobacco companies.
Four people were injured at the tuition hike protest that took place yesterday in downtown Montreal. According to the Canadian Press, police fired tear gas and arrested several protestors. Some students were tackled before being arrested.
Police officers with shields put up a human wall to hold back the crowd after protestors toppled the metal barrier on Sherbrooke Street.
Police also forced students out of the Loto-Quebec building. The building is home to the organization that represents university rectors.
Tens of thousands of students have already been on strike in the past few weeks and Concordia students voted yesterday to join the ranks. Despite strikes and violent protest, Charest doesn’t seem to be changing his mind about tuition hikes. He says that universities will continue to be mostly financed by taxpayers and that the hikes are an equitable way to keep universities competitive. (Photo: Lauren Guay)
The bank settled to the tune of $17 million with the victims of Earl Jones. Jones was a deceitful financial advisor who conned millions of dollars out of his clients. He ran a classic Ponzi scheme for years before being discovered and arrested three years ago.
Bank managers at an RBC in Beaconsfield were revealed to have known of Jones scheme since 2001. In light of this and that they did nothing to stop him, court approval was given to the victims to file a lawsuit against RBC.
Many of Jones victims mortgaged their houses to buy in to his scheme. They are now left with very little. Luckily the settlement with RBC covers nearly 50% of the total investments.
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According to CTV, the borough passes a bylaw requiring terrasses to be wheelchair accessible.
The new law comes after a complaint made to the Human Rights Commission in 2009.
People with disabilities and visual impairment were upset that they could not get around Mont Royal Ave. easily.
The borough previously authorized elevated terrasses without access ramps after saying that accessible terrasses were technically impossible.
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In a report by CTV, the famous Montreal restaurant has been sold to a group which includes Celine Dion, her husband Rene Angelil, as well as the Nakis family.
While the sale price has not been disclosed, rumours put it at $10 million.
Angelil assured fans that Schwartz's would not undergo any drastic changes, and that franchising the deli is not an option. He stated that the restaurant will continue to be unique in Montreal.
Schwartz's has been open since 1928, and is known worldwide for its famous smoked meat sandwiches.
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The chunk had not caused any casualties nor hit any cars according to CTV.
However, the weight of the fallen chunk has severely weakened the area on which it landed. Firefighters believe it might provoke a secondary collapse of the ceiling of the second lot below.
The Montreal Impact has scheduled its home opener on March 17. As of yet, there is no word on whether this event will force the team to reschedule.
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People who purchased a transit pass when they first came out will have to get a new one before April 2012.
Replacement passes are free as long as they are exchanged within three months of their expiration date.
You can check your card's expiration date at an Opus machine, a retailer who sells the cards or online. Fares remaining on the old card will be transferred to the new one.
You can purchase your new Opus card at Berri-UQAM, Honore-Beaugrand, Jean-Talon, Cote-Vertu, Lionel-Groulx and the Fairview shopping centre.
Anyone unable to visit those six service points can be reimbursed by mail. To get a refund, buy a new card and send your old one along with the receipt to the STM.
Since April 2008, the STM has issued around 3.8 million passes. Before the end of 2012, almost 200,000 people will have to replace their cards.
A new generation of Opus cards will be available this summer. They will be good for four years.
To check the expiry date of your transit pass or to find out where to send your old Opus cards, visit the STM website at www.stm.info