Que. student leader supported in Ont.
Nov 3, 2012 / 1:00 pm
An Ontario group is raising money to support a prominent Quebec student leader who was found in contempt of court.
Organizers of a protest in Toronto today say the court's decision is an attack on free speech and sets a dangerous precedent for other social movements in Canada.
The case involves Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who became a household name in Quebec during the protests over tuition fees last spring.
A judge ruled that Nadeau-Dubois encouraged students to ignore a court injunction handed down in Quebec City while he was doing a television interview in May.
His lawyer pleaded ignorance and argued there was no evidence Nadeau-Dubois was aware of the injunction, but a Quebec Superior Court justice rejected the argument.
Nadeau-Dubois says he doesn't have the money to finance a legal battle and is asking for financial help.
Read more Canada News
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford cancels show
- Family found unconscious in fire
- Saskatchewan zombies
- Sen. Pamela Wallin latest to leave caucus
- 5.1 earthquake near Ottawa
- Mom and 5-year-old killed in Calgary
- Cocaine video & Toronto's mayor
- Duffy quits Conservative caucus
- Liquor Control Board averts strike
- Senator Duffy resigns from caucus
- Accused sexual predator to plea guilty
- Duffy debacle