Victoria Square’s Former Residents Move On
Adam Kovac — JANUARY 10, 2012
In the living room of a cozy duplex in Notre-Dame-de-Grace, a small group has gathered to discuss politics.
Their discourse rambles on, touching on numerous subjects, ranging from the authenticity of farmers’ markets to the role of world banking organizations in geopolitics to the practicality of the online peer-to-peer cash-transfer system BitCoin.
As recently as a month and a half ago, these debates would have required a talking stick, hand gestures, and a word-by-word recitation of each person’s point of view in order to reach all the people amassed.
Instead of a dimly lit room near Cavendish St., the participants would have been gathered in Victoria Square, the heart of Montreal’s financial district. But in late November, after an edict was passed down from City Hall, the Occupiers were evicted.
Now, the movement has gone small in an effort to go bigger.