CEGEP student leader promises more protests this summer
While the protests continue this F1 weekend, the newly-minted head of the CEGEP students' federation is promising more of the same all summer.
Eliane Laberge, who took over the leadership of the FECQ from Leo Bureau-Blouin on June 1, is planning what she's calling a 'plan estival' for summertime student protests.
She says about a dozen separate demos are being planned for the week of the June 17 alone, culminating in a large demo on the 22nd, which Laberge says its a 'date that will become a tradition for large protests'.
Laberge also points out the aim of the protests is to make people aware of their cause, particularly as a new provincial election looms.
"Historically, students don't usually vote, and this is why we want to keep the protests alive the summer, so that Quebecers can keep the issue in mind."