September 28, 2012 – MONTREAL – Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for Quebec student group CLASSE, will be embarking on a whistle-stop national speaking tour from the 29th of September to the 5th of October.
He, along with CLASSE representative Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte and journalist Ethan Cox, will be speaking in seven cities over the course of seven days, including Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina and Vancouver.
“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 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.”
“When people stand together for what they believe in, there is no limit to what they can accomplish,” said 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 tour is expected to draw large crowds in each city, and is being enthusiastically supported by student and labour unions across the country.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with one of the three participants, please contact Ethan Cox at 514-662-0070 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Derrick O’Keefe at 604-803-6927.
The full schedule can be found here: