When talks broke off between the provincial Liberal government and the student associations last week, Premier Jean Charest said a representative from the second-largest, and most hardline, student group, CLASSE, had threatened to disrupt this week's Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal.
A CLASSE spokesman, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, has since said that his group does not intend to prevent people from attending the race, though its members plan on distributing flyers.
Rozon had sought out the meeting with students following a decision by Grand Prix organizers to cancel an open-house event on Thursday. The organizers cited security concerns for their decision.
An anti-capitalist group that is independent of the student movement is planning nightly Grand Prix demonstrations to "disrupt this crass elite at play."They can say that knowing full well that no one's likely to disrupt the crass anti-capitalists at play.