The ASSÉ student group — generally regarded as the reddest of the red squares of two years go — has come out against the PQ’s secularism charter.
The group issued a statement over the weekend calling the charter a “smokescreen” that aims to “hide austerity measures” adopted by the PQ government.
The group plans on taking part in a pair of demonstrations in the runup to a likely spring vote — an anti-charter rally set for March 21, and a larger protest on April 3.
An offshoot of ASSÉ, called CLASSE, was considered the furthest left of the three main student associations during the student protest movement of 2012. Back then, it was led by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.