This isn’t the kind of news coverage any city wants to get: Canadian Grand Prix ‘open doors’ day scrapped amid fear of protests in Montreal
If the protesting students want free tuition, that money will have to come from somewhere. Some will come from increased taxation, but other money will come from outside investment. Therefore why would students want to hinder an event that generates between $80 and $100 million a year in investment in hotels, bars and restaurants, all of which pay tax? The students have stated that they will be visible during the Grand Prix activities, but to cause any kind of disturbance would be counter-productive. I think organizers have acted prematurely in cancelling the Open Doors event.