25 May 2012

Quebec's new ruling class

Maclean's (4 June 2012), great cover

Government has again again been talking to students, in fact negotiating with them. Both Montreal Gazette and Le Devoir report stalemate after three days [31 May 2012]. The public and tourists are avoiding downtown. Hotel bookings are off, ticket sales are down. Restaurants are laying off employees. Illegal demonstrations continue, with arrests nightly. Semester has been suspended in striking institutions until August. Many important summer jobs are imperilled. How many will never resume their interrupted studies?