New forms of activism:
If the AMS and students at large seemed uninterested in the agenda, new causes were arising that would capture more support in subsequent decades. One was feminism: there was talk of starting a Women’s Studies program this year, and left-wing labour leader Michel Chartrand found himself called out for being dismissive of women: it was the old activism giving way to the new.
Also this year saw a cyclists’ protest: about 400 of them disrupted traffic on University Boulevard to demonstrate in favour of bike paths. This protest even seemed to lead somewhere: within a month there was talk of improving cycling facilities on campus.