QC student group that launched 2012 protests dissolves

May 3, 2019

The Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante, best known for launching Quebec’s student strikes in 2012, has dissolved. According to the Journal de Montréal, local student associations had started to feel that the ASSÉ’s leaders had lost sight of core social justice issues such as feminism and anti-racism while overemphasizing vaguely-defined national campaigns. The executive’s lack of transparency is also said to have factored into the group’s dissolution. Organizers have established a transition committee to establish a national group that will carry on the ASSÉ’s mission of democratizing postsecondary education, adds the Journal. Journal de Montréal