Commission on student protests ready to go
The head of the special Commission appointed to look into the handling of the student protests of last spring rejects reports that tend to show a widespread lack of cooperation with or interest in the Commission.
There were 532 protests by students and their supporters during the spring months of 2012. Most of the protests were in Montreal, and a significant number became violent.
A Special Commission was struck to examine the events and the police response to them. But with the union representing Montreal police officers refusing to participate and in the midst of reports of a widespread lack of interest in next month's hearings, the commission chair, former PQ cabinet minister Serge Menard, felt compelled to set the record straight.
Menard says only a very small number of potential witnesses have refused to cooperate.
He says he's confident he'll get a clear and complete picture of what went on.