Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois on trial in contempt-of-court case
Published Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:34AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:51AM EDT
A court case against former student spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois begins Thursday. The former student leaders faces contempt-of-court charges.
Nadeau-Dubois is accused of encouraging protesters to violate injunctions and preventing students from attending classes during a television interview on May 13, 2012.
Jean-Francois Morasse, a student at L'Universite de Laval, made the complaint after seeking an injunction in April banning protesters from interfering with his fine arts classes
If found guilty Nadeau-Dubois faces one year in jail and a fine of up to $50,000.
For six months Nadeau-Dubois was one of the faces of the student protest movement.
He called for not just a tuition freeze, but free post-secondary tuition.
In August he stepped down as spokesperson, saying he would continue to work behind the scenes for the student movement.
In his resignation letter printed in Le Devoir, Nadeau-Dubois wrote that after six months of being the public face of the protest he felt that it was time for "new blood."