Appeals court won't hear student challenge to Bill 78

Photo by Tijana Martin, The Gazette

By Karen Seidman, The Gazette, 24 July 2012

An attempt to suspend certain articles of the Charest government's anti-protest legislation quickly, even before the case on Bill 78's constitutionality can be heard in Quebec Superior Court, has been rejected by the Quebec Court of Appeal, meaning the law will be in effect as students head back to school next month. (...) 

Lawyers had argued that the delay would leave student demonstrators and common citizens without their strongest negotiating tactic - spontaneous protests - just as classes are set to begin in mid-August and as the tuition fees at the heart of the months-long protest movement are actually being applied for the first time. (...)

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Photo by Tijana Martin, The Gazette.