Vanier CEGEP closed by history course protest

Several dozen people have formed symbolic picket lines at Vanier College this morning in a protest against the new Quebec history course.

As a result the school has cancelled classes for the day, but has extended the semester by one day.

The decision to extend the semester had been been agreed to previously by the school administration and the Vanier College Students Association.

The agreement includes continued access to the school for all staff, students, teachers and visitors, but no classes will be held.

More details below:


1. The picket will be symbolic and respectful.

2. All staff, students, teachers, deliveries and visitors will be able to access the college.

3. All Continuing Education, including AEC classes and Personal and Professional Development activities will continue as scheduled.

4. The College will maintain all regular activities and services with the exception of regular Day Division DEC classes.

5. FCTP student stages and internships will continue as scheduled.

6. All Animal Health Technology Classes will continue during the student boycott due to the nature of the unique one time only laboratories being held (Canine Blood Donor Clinics).

7. The College, including the Library, will remain open during its regular opening hours.

8. All students will still be able to vote in the board room (F-216) for the Quebec Provincial Election.

9. All sports activities and services are maintained.

10. Music practice rooms, CAMT studios and student computer labs will be accessible in accordance with usual reservation and operation procedures.

11. Staff and teachers will be able to access their offices or rooms as usual.

Photo Credit: Hannah Ryan

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  1. ric posted on 04/03/2014 09:54 AM
    1. Richard Gervais posted on 04/03/2014 11:26 AM
      @ric No "Ric". It is our history instead of yours. That's all. I can go from Quebec to Montreal by car, why should I take other one's car? Mine do the job, it's less risky in terms of insurance and less stressing too. Besides that : deliberate cultivation of ignorance by Canada-minded historians or columnists, no thank you. Vous repasserez.
    2. Bill posted on 04/03/2014 12:33 PM
      @ric Seems like you need a QC history class..
  2. Jean posted on 04/03/2014 12:34 PM
    "the school has cancelled classes for the day, but has extended the semester by one day."

    That defeats the point.. Who would agree to that?
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