- Jack Rising and Joel Bergman
On March 21, thousands of students took to the streets of Montreal to protest austerity. The demonstration was part of the “Spring 2015” anti-austerity movement, organized by various student associations. On Monday, March 23, the student strike was officially kicked off with over 50,000 students commencing strike action which will continue for the next two weeks, leading up to a big demonstration on April 2. Another 150,000 students will vote for strike actions in the coming days. Many people believe this is the beginning of another “Maple Spring” as was seen during 2012 with hundreds of thousands in the streets for several months.