Man barred from uMoncton in 1970 allowed to return

May 29, 2009

A New Brunswick court has lifted an injunction that had prevented Michel-Vital Blanchard from setting foot on the Université de Moncton campus for nearly 4 decades, following an agreement reached between the former uMoncton student and the university. In the late 1960s Blanchard was a central figure in a round of protests that rocked the campus, and was a co-creator of an improvised student newspaper that irritated uMoncton administration. In 1970 the university sought an injunction to bar Blanchard from campus, arguing he hadn't registered as a student. uMoncton's president says "we thought it was important to say let's pass on to another era." Canadian Press