More CÉGEP students vote to resume classes

August 14, 2012

Quebec students at several CÉGEPs began the return to class Monday under the provisions of Bill 78. Of 8 colleges to hold general assemblies so far, 6 have voted for a return to school. Students who continued the class boycott would likely lose their term, the government and Fédération des cégeps warned, and protesters and organizations who blocked access to CÉGEPs could face crippling fines. One individual was arrested in Montreal Monday morning during a student demonstration to underline the forced return to class. A casserole protest took place in Montreal Monday night, and riot police began dispersing the crowd shortly before 11 pm because illegal acts were committed. Canadian Press | Montreal Gazette | CBC