Injunctions must be enforced: judge
MONTREAL - The effectiveness of injunctions to regulate the ongoing student protests is being called into question as, once again, classes at CEGEP de l'Outaouais have been cancelled.
About 40 demonstrators blocked the doors of the school's Gabrielle-Roy campus Friday morning in defiance of a court injunction.
Around 8 a.m. the school's administrators decided to cancel classes for the day.
On Thursday 250 students prevented vehicles from coming onto the Gabrielle-Roy campus, but let students who had gone to court to stop the protests into the building to attend classes.
The ongoing disrespect of court-ordered injunctions has angered Superior Court Chief Justice Francois Rolland, who suggested that students who want to finish the semester should approach Quebec's chief prosecutor.
While hearing a request for an injunction from students at College Montmorency, Rolland said that the legal arm of the government must ensure that injunctions are respected.
In his ruling, Justice Rolland said that not only must the school re-open so 24 students can complete their classes, he explicitly asks that police be brought in if anyone attempts to violate the injunction.
Sherbooke votes to end boycott, Andre-Laurendeau extends
On Thursday, after yet another day of an injunction not being followed, more than 2,000 students at Cegep de Sherbrooke voted to end their months-long boycott of classes.
The vote came after a lecture from University of Sherbrooke professor Luc Godbout, who has pointed out that under the government's latest proposal, families that earn $45,000 would actually make money from having a student in university.
Other schools did not follow suit.
Cegep Andre-Laurendeau students voted 52.7 percent in favour of continuing their boycott, although only 630 of the school's 2900 students attended the meeting.