Originally Posted by someone123
To some degree the student protests positively impact my view of Montreal and Quebec. I'm happy that somebody still protests about real issues that matter, and it is good to see a point of view other than meaningless moralizing aimed at getting the middle and lower classes to accept a raw deal negotiated on their behalf.
What is the issue? Is it tuition increases, corruption, globalization, income inequality, Quebec nationalism, global warming, the union movement? This protest only reinforces the perception of Quebec politics as disingenuous. It makes for great media with the student leader wearing the $4,000 suit and a guy in a plush panda costume smashing a store window.
I hope the federal government stays completely on the sidelines and lets this three ring circus self destruct.