What goes back 50 years Platipus? Now I am confused.
The students (lets not call them striking as they do not have a job that they are striking from) say they want to have free education in University, that is all I have ever heard. The Quebec government is raising the tuition fees, gradually over five years, and they are unheppy. Despite our post secondary education being the cheapest in Canada.
I also am not in support and I still have two kids to get through school.
But as to the effects. Son did get stuck on the metro on Thursday am with that incident. I was downtown and on ST Laurent on Thursday pm, I saw very little of any excitement, but there was a heavy police presence and we did see some demonstrators.
You will be totally fine to do the things you planned, enjoy your finner.