New forms of ac­tivism:

Trek Magazine - - Great Trekking -

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.

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