The high-profile spokesman for one of Quebec’s largest student federations has pleaded not guilty to a charge of contempt of court.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois entered the plea today in a Quebec City courtroom.
The charge stems from a complaint by Jean-Francois Morasse who alleges Mr. Nadeau-Dubois encouraged students to ignore a court injunction that paved the way for Mr. Morasse to return to class at Universite Laval in Quebec City.
The contempt-of-court case focuses on remarks Mr. Nadeau-Dubois made on television on May 13.
At the time, Mr. Nadeau-Dubois said it was legitimate for protesters to form picket lines to keep students who had obtained injunctions from getting to their classrooms.
Mr. Nadeau-Dubois is a co-spokesman for the CLASSE student group — the most radical of the province’s three main student associations.