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Canadian students challenge anti-protest law

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 00:31

May 26 - Students in Canada file a court case against new anti-protest law amid demonstrations on tuition increases. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Quebec students and trade unions formally challenged a new anti-protest law they say undermines democracy in the Canadian province, which is reeling from three months of demonstrations against planned tuition hikes. The students, unions and around 70 community groups asked the Quebec superior court to suspend parts of the law on Friday, which requires advance notice of protests and sets out stiff fines for those who disobey. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEO BUREAU BLOUIN, PROTESTER, HEAD OF QUEBEC COLLEGE STUDENT FEDERATION, SAYING: "As a Quebec citizen, we are concerned by the fact that the Quebec government is attacking our fundamental rights that are guaranteed by our charter of rights and freedoms." The court will hear the request to suspend parts of the law next Wednesday.

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Canadian students challenge anti-protest law

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 00:31