Column: Canadians living through the first ‘Maple Spring’

The student strike in Quebec over the proposed tuition hikes by Premier Jean Charest and the Liberal government has entered its 14th week, and since the mayhem began, we have seen students clash with police, public property vandalized, smoke bombs set off and plastic baton rounds, or rubber bullets, fired at protestors.

There’s no keeping a lid on something like this as the world has eyes, or rather, Twitter and Facebook. The strike has even achieved the status of a moniker thanks to The Guardian. It’s being called ‘Maple Spring’ in honour of the Arab Spring. Clever enough. Read the full column at the St. Paul Journal.