VANCOUVER - The University of British Columbia student union will write to Quebec Premier Jean Charest, formally condemning Quebec's special law that puts restrictions on the tuition protests that have rocked that province for months.
The UBC student council passed a resolution earlier this week committing to call on Charest's government to respect the financial, legal and intellectual autonomy of Quebec student unions.
However, an amendment that would have sent money to a legal fund for the Quebec protesters was voted down.
Quebec's Bill 78 outlaws protests within 50 metres of a university or college and penalizes student unions if they don't tell their members to comply.
The UBC motion, passed earlier this week, also disapproves of violence by all parties in the ongoing dispute.
The UBC student union has a policy of only opposing tuition increases that exceed the rate of inflation.