CLASSE to stay neutral during next Quebec election

July 19, 2012

As much as the student group CLASSE wants to unseat the Quebec Liberals in the next election, it plans to remain neutral in the election and not tell its members how to vote. CLASSE reached the decision at a meeting on the weekend, with members confirming their commitment to opposing "neo-liberal" politics and the privatization of public services as the province prepares for an anticipated election right after Labour Day. "Our role is to defend the positions adopted by students and not to tell them what to do on voting day," says CLASSE's president. "We will defend certain principles and criticize others, but we will remain completely independent of political parties." Montreal Gazette