Quebec Strike

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700 Quebec Park Employees To Strike

MONTREAL - Staff at Quebec's provincial parks are on strike as the Thanksgiving Day long weekend gets underway.About 700 unionized employees have been without a contract since the end of 2012 and are...
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'Disappointed'

QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says she's "very disappointed" to introduce a law that will force the province's striking construction workers back to their jobs.Marois says she spoke with repr...
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Back to School for Striking Quebec Students -- But Not Back to Democracy

The student protests shut down Quebec higher education, gained international attention and shook that province's politics. By all accounts, the democratic protests were highly successful at gaining attention.There's only one catch: the protests were anything but democratic. Indeed, it would have been illegal for any labour union in the country to conduct itself the way the student union leadership did. The next Quebec government needs to democratize the student associations. If they want the right to strike like regular labour unions, shouldn't they be held to the same basic democratic standards?
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What's Louder Than a Formula One Engine? Quebec Protesters

That deafening noise that Formula 1 fans in Montreal and viewers around the world hear this weekend might not be just the supercharged cars screaming past the grandstands in quest of the checkered flag. It will likely also be the banging of pots and pans by the tens of thousands of protestors filling the streets around the Grand Prix of Canada in order to publicize their fight with the Quebec government.
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Are Separatists Driving the Quebec Student Protest?

It is no secret that the supporters of the protest movement in Quebec are principally made up of people who are white, Francophone, and sovereigntist. There are of course exceptions to that sweeping generalization, but one needs only to attend a rally to see the copious Quebec flag waving and chants for independence to really get a taste for one of the many underpinnings of the movement.
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I'm Not a Quebec Protester, But Police Assaulted Me Anyway

On Tuesday evening, just before midnight, I was assaulted by a police officer. No warning, no explanation, just a swift swing of a nightstick to the back of my leg. The officer chasing after me threw me into a parked van. I am not a student, I don't wear a red square, and I am not on strike. This is Montreal under Bill 78.
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End To Quebec Student Strike Near?

Quebec's education minister said she has reached an "agreement in principle" to potentially end the province's student strike launched three months ago to fight planned increases in tuition fees. In...