A balcony detached from 24-storey apartment building on Thursday, sending pieces of glass and concrete falling onto the road. When firefighters arrived to the Monkland Avenue building shortly after 7 p.m., they discovered the balcony dangling from the 20th floor. Monkland Avenue was closed between Royal and Hingston near Loyola campus until late Friday as workers used a 76-metre crane to bring the seven-metre concrete balcony down. There were no injuries. According to the Montreal fire department, a city building engineer will be investigating the cause, but there are no results yet.
The official opposition critic for the Quebec Liberals told members of the CSU executive in a meeting last Wednesday that the party supports keeping tuition frozen, and that he will do what he can to soften the university's stance on the moratorium on events related to the Middle East conflict.