Former student leader offers support to police union

Former student protest leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is offering moral support to the Montreal policemen's brotherhood and pointing out in an open letter in La Presse this morning that even though police and students were often at odds during the student street demonstrations of 2012, times have changed and the student's cause then, is police union's cause now.

Nadeau-Dubois says the participation of uniformed police officers at the pension plan protest at city hall this week, shows that the austerity programmes the students opposed have become the same instrument used by government to eliminate negotiated pension benefits for civil servants.

He says now police officers find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion, but he adds, the cause of public employees is just, their pension plans have been stolen from them and despite past history, he will defend their right to fight for what was agreed to through negotiation.

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  1. Paul posted on 06/20/2014 07:45 AM
    Why does the media put a microphone in this kid's face? He's from the I want it, I want it, I want it, hissy-fit school of thought. Somehow he doesn't realize that someone needs to pay the bills at the end of the day. The sense of entitlement this guy has is equivalent to a 2 year old's.
  2. Maureen posted on 06/20/2014 07:57 AM
    Self serving little twit. Stop giving him media attention, he is truly not worth putting back in the spotlight.
  3. Marguerite posted on 06/20/2014 09:40 AM
    I am sure there is more important news that CJAD can report. This person does not need any publicity. Wait until he has to start paying his share of taxes and we will see his tune change. Infantile!!!!!!
  4. jonico posted on 06/20/2014 10:30 AM
    who cares what he thinks. Just a spoiled media attention brat!!
  5. Mac Pap posted on 06/20/2014 01:05 PM
    Brilliant and honest. Read the whole article in La Presse. It's worth it. He was the only one not to betray his members and his principles by turning the whole fiasco into a PQ ploy.
  6. Dollard Guy posted on 06/22/2014 04:58 PM
    Is he now brown-nosing for a job in the police pension fund!!! Seems pretty transparent to me!
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