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Quebec’s Human Rights Commission is condemning emergency legislation passed this spring by the provincial government.
In a 56-page analysis the commission outlines all the events that led up to Bill 78, namely the regular anti-tuition protests some of which had turned violent, acts of vandalism committed at Ministry of Education offices, the refusal of many protesters to abide by court injunctions, and the gradual shrinking of the number of students on strike.
The emergency legislation imposes limits on protests, requiring any protest of more than 50 people to notify police eight hours in advance, and provides for fines of between $1,000 and $5,000 for any individual who prevents someone from entering an educational institution. Penalties climb to between $7,000 and $35,000 for a student leader and to between $25,000 and $125,000 for unions or student federations.
Looking at all this the HRC has come to the same conclusion as many other critics, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; that the emergency law is a violation of human rights of freedom of assembly and expression.
The HRC also criticizes the harsh penalties incurred by individuals and associations for violating the law, or for encouraging others to violate the law.