Various demo stories of the day
The owner of the Saint-Bock bar on Saint-Denis wants to sue the SPVM after they aimed a pepper-spray bomb at people on his terrasse on Saturday night. OpenFile has an on-the-ground report on the first night of demonstration after the passage of Bill 78 and the McGill Daily has a Storify with images.
Some thoughts from different pundits: Maclean’s Emmett Macfarlane points out Bill 78′s weaknesses: things the government wanted illegal were already illegal, but it casts a shadow of possible illegality over other forms of normal, nondestructive protest.
Marie-Claude Lortie quotes several other pundits of varying political shades, none of whom has a good thing to say about this ad-hoc piece of legislation.
Voir has a 15-point manifesto against Bill 78 from philosopher Daniel Weinstock.