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- Tuesday, 31 March 2015
- Julien Arseneau
Sixty years ago this month, Montreal was the scene of one of the most significant riots in its history. Following the suspension of Montreal Canadiens star player Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, thousands of Montrealers took to the streets, keeping the city police occupied throughout the night. Many consider this as a harbinger of the Quiet Revolution that would shake the province in the early 1960s.
- Monday, 30 March 2015
- Luke Harris
Tens of thousands of Canadian workers are set to swell the ranks of what Karl Marx called the “reserve army of labour” following a wave of layoffs in the service industry. The elimination of 17,600 jobs at Target stores – one of the largest mass layoffs in recent history – is only the most egregious example in a series of announcements that also included the elimination of 350 positions at Tim Horton’s and up to 1,000 job losses at Future Shop.
- Friday, 27 March 2015
- Jack Rising and Joel Bergman
On Mar. 21, thousands of students took to the streets of Montreal to protest austerity. On the following Monday, the student strike was officially kicked off with over 50,000 students commencing strike action, which will continue for the next two weeks leading up to a big demonstration on Apr. 2. Another 150,000 students will vote for strike actions in the coming days. Many people believe this is the beginning of another “Maple Spring”, as was seen during 2012, with hundreds of thousands on the street for several months.
- Wednesday, 25 March 2015
- Joel Bergman
As the Quebec Liberal government ploughs forward with its austerity measures, workers and students are mobilizing to fight back. The spirit of 2012 is in the air as trade union leaders have promised an escalation of actions to protest the cuts, and a “hot spring and summer”. The call for strike action, and even a general strike of all the workers of the province, has been gaining steam, even forcing many union leaders to comment on the issue. If the union leaders are prepared to go the distance, the stage is set for a big showdown in the fight against austerity.
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