OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - At the National General
Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students, delegates voted
unanimously to condemn Québec's Law 78. Passed on May 18, Law 78
criminalizes students' rights to assembly, association and expression
"Inspired by the resistance of students in Québec's, students' unions
across Canada passed this emergency motion to support students in their
fight to defend their public post-secondary education system," said
Roxanne Dubois, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of
The motion, served by the Graduate Students' Association of the
University of Ottawa and seconded by the Dawson College Student Union,
contained the following clauses:
Be it resolved that member locals of the Canadian Federation of Students
be encouraged to write statements condemning Bill 78,
Be it further resolved that member locals be encouraged to organize and
attend demonstrations, direct actions, and engage in acts of civil
disobedience against Bill 78,
Be it further resolved that member locals be encouraged to approach this
year's honorary degree recipients and convocation speakers at their
institution and ask them to wear the red square in solidarity with the
Québec student Strike and in condemnation of Bill 78.
The National General Meeting is taking place in Gatineau, Québec, until
Sunday June 3. Nearly 300 student activists from colleges and
universities across Canada are in Gatineau, Québec deliberating on how
best to fight for an affordable, accessible post-secondary education
system from coast to coast.
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student
organization, uniting more than one-half million students in all ten
provinces. The Federation and its predecessor organizations have
represented students in Canada since 1927.
SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students
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