CLASSE takes protest on road as CFS aims for strike movement in Ontario

July 12, 2012

CLASSE president Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois has been recruited to teach Ontario student leaders about Quebec's paralyzing student strikes, as Ontario students seem to be setting the stage for their own protests. The Canadian Federation of Students has organized and funded Nadeau-Dubois and other Quebec activists to tour 10 Ontario universities for its Quebec-Ontario Student Solidarity Tour. "We are optimistic that a general student strike in Ontario can and will succeed, given the right ingredients," says an open letter from Quebec activists to the CFS, adding that the letter "represents a first step towards creating a radical, democratic strike movement in Ontario and beyond." The 9-day tour kicked off yesterday at the University of Ottawa, and Nadeau-Dubois says his organization is considering a September tour to other provinces. National Post