Fighting for $15 in Quebec

By Chantal Sundaram On October 20, more than a 100 people gathered at the Centre Tétreau in Gatineau, Quebec (Hull) to launch a local version of the campaign for a $15 minimum wage in Quebec. The crowd was made up of CEGEP and University students,… Read More

Reflecting on Quebec’s Common Front

By Chantal Sundaram The Common Front of half a million Quebec public sector workers that coordinated negotiations and general strikes between health, education and government employees last fall was an inspiration. Even though some members of the Common Front rejected the deal on salaries negotiated… Read More

Quebec’s rolling strike wave

By Sonia Singh After provincial bargaining stalled, 400,000 public sector workers across Quebec walked out in October and November on rolling one and two day strikes. The government is proposing pension cuts and only a 3 percent salary increase over five years. Since coming to… Read More

Weekend Video: 24 Hours or More

A cinematic tract, a personal, activist work by a socially committed Québec filmmaker, this is a frontal assault, fraught with exacerbated emotion and concentrated philosophy, on a “consumer society” viewed as the ultimate embodiment of evil. This film was made during an exceptional, feverish period… Read More

Fighting austerity in Quebec

R& has launched its Spring fundraising drive. Our goal is to raise $6,660 by May 1, 2015. Click here to find out how you can donate. By Nora Loreto Despite the rosy picture painted by many of the English mainstream media in Québec, the budget… Read More