Ape Goes to the #Maple Tour at UVic Oct. 4, 2012

Quebec student leaders speak in Victoria Thursday
The main public events take place:

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:00pm University of Victoria.
Room A120, Social Sciences and Math Building.

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:00pm W2 Media Cafe,
111 W. Hastings, Vancouver.

The most high profile spokesperson to emerge from Quebec’s student movement arrives in British Columbia today.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the former spokesperson for the student union CLASSE will be a featured speaker at events in Victoria and Vancouver over the next two days.

“When people stand together for what they believe in, there is no limit to what they can accomplish,” said Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

“We hope that the historic victory of the Quebec student movement will inspire people across Canada to resist neo-liberal governments and fight for a society which puts people first.”

The following speakers are available for interviews Thursday and Friday:

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE

CloĆ© Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE’s executive and a key organizer behind the strike

Ethan Cox, Quebec-based journalist and a former student organizer

“The longest student strike in Canadian history ended with the resignation of two education ministers, the defeat of a sitting Premier and his government, and the repeal of both the tuition hikes and Law 12, which many have argued violated basic civil liberties,” said Ethan Cox.

“This tour is about telling the story of what happened in Quebec this year, and inspiring people across the country to stand up to austerity.”

BC is the final stop on a week of public forums known as the ‘Maple Tour,’ a reference to Quebec’s ‘Maple Spring’ protest movement.

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