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Quebec’s radical student protester visits Thirroul

Canadian student protester Guillaume Legault will visit Thirroul tomorrow

A LEADING member of an organisation which have led mass student strikes in Quebec, Canada will be a guest speaker at a public meeting at Thirroul tomorrow.

Guillaume Legault is a member of Quebec’s CLASSE — the Broad Coalition of the Association for Student Union Solidarity — a radical student organisation at the forefront of student strikes against tuition fee hikes

Organiser of the meeting Tim Dobson said Quebec now is home to one of largest student movements the world.

Guillaume will be speaking about his direct experiences in the brutal strike in Quebec.

“Students in Quebec are showing us what needs to happen, when governments attack fundamental rights, like the right to education,” Dobson said.

“When the Government introduced higher tution fees, mass strikes were organised to show opposition to it. In this country, we also seem to have a government hell bent on attacking tertiary education…”

The public meeting with Guillaume Legault will be held tomorrow (Sunday July 29) at the Thirroul Railway Insitute Hall from midday.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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