Articles Tagged ‘Quebec’

  • Energy East flap shows Quebec is still viewed with contempt by many in the rest of Canada

    Canadian Politics

    If many politicians and prominent Canadians like to rap Quebec on the knuckles, it is simply because doing so is politically profitable. And if it is politically profitable, it is because for many Canadians we are neither “partners” nor “compatriots,” but annoying neighbours who always talk too much and are never happy.

  • Workers in Québec are in the middle of an historic moment

    Quebec

    As many workers navigate the formal structures of their unions to push for greater militancy, general meetings are being organized regularly for member locals to determine what to do in the face of back-to-work legislation.

  • Québécois solidarity with Greece

    Quebec

    Will the hardline neoliberalism advocated by the new empire dare to show itself more human, more understanding toward Greece, if only out of fear of pushing it into the arms of Putin? Or will Syriza put enough water in its wine to lose its soul, and quite probably the next elections?”

  • Fighting austerity in Québec is tied to Canada and colonialism

    Social Movements

    Cracks in the fatality of austerity are quickly spreading outward on the streets in Montréal. Thousands and thousands are actively joining a growing grassroots protest movement that is bold, broad and powerful.

  • Quebec’s long struggle to build a democratic left party

    Quebec

    Paul Cliche presents his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each of these experiences, and discusses in particular detail the lengthy process that led to the founding of Québec solidaire, which currently has three members elected to the Quebec National Assembly.

  • Cacouna, Couillard and the Ties that Bind

    Quebec

    It’s an evening like any other. The first item on the Téléjournal is about the controversial Cacouna oil port project. The journalist speaks to citizens in favour of and opposed to the project. Then the spokesperson for TransCanada, the project’s sponsor, appears onscreen.

  • Demilitarize McGill

    Social Movements

    Universities are not just sites of knowledge production and job-market preparation, they also play host to the development of bombs and UAV simulation software, and the use of secluded drone hangars. Demilitarize McGill is a group working to end these activities at McGill.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • Chileans for Free Education

    Education

    The “Maple Spring” in Québec emerged very much in parallel with what has been dubbed the “Chilean Winter,” temporally speaking. It continues today. How is the Chilean movement able to organize and orchestrate such pressure on the state on a national, and not just provincial, scale?

  • The Lac Megantic Rail Disaster

    In recent years, some residents of Lac Megantic have repeatedly put forward the view that the operation of the former CPR mainline linking Montreal with St. John New Brunswick through the center of the town is unsafe.

    Until July 6th of this year, it would appear that this view was mistaken, at least in the eyes of the business and political communities. Both chose to dismiss the claim as ill informed.

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