Images found on the Facebook page Affiches #GGI Posters, which is collecting posters, signs, and other graphics from Quebec’s student protests:
- #1: Quiet Revolution premier Jean Lesage ”I build” / Current premier Jean Charest: “I destroy” (poster by FECQ and FEUQ)
- Be gone, the corrupted! | Let’s kick out this government of shame.
- No justice. (Palais de justice, becomes Pas de justice)
- $1625, that smarts! (literally, it “spanks”) | Charest, I’ve had enough! (literally, I’ve had an “assful”.
- Classes in the street against education by class. (Youth against the hike.)
- We’re thinking of all students, those of today and those to come. Your court order thinks only of yourself. (Together, let’s block the hike. Education is a right.)
- I used to want to be a police officer. Now I want to be educated.
- People don’t realize their true power.
- I’ve lost my compass (literally, ‘I’ve lost North,’ a reference to the controversial Plan Nord development roadmap, frequently criticized by protesters.
- Charest! Get out! We’ll find you a job up North. (reference to Charest’s joke that the Plan Nord would create jobs for underemployed students… as far North as possible.)
Translated from the original French by Translating the printemps érable.
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