Students continue to protest
Thursday night’s student demo remained peaceful as Mayor Tremblay pleaded for a resolution to the standoff and the media have found both restaurateurs and hoteliers to echo the same sentiment. Even some of the students have suggested bringing in a mediator but Quebec shot the idea down.
Rima Elkouri deplores the ongoing damage and notes it’s only good luck nobody has been badly hurt or killed yet. Even the Gazette allows itself some critical thought about how allowing this situation to drag on may be part of Jean Charest’s long-term plans for re-election.
The CBC asks what gives Quebec students different expectations from those in the rest of Canada.