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Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved

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With the abrupt departure of Pierre Karl Péladeau on May 2, the Parti québécois (PQ) has lost its truest self. Many members may rejoice at the opportunity to bring in a less cartoonishly evil leader, but in the end, PKP, as he's know in Québec, at the helm of the PQ epitomized everything that has been desperately irreparably wrong with the party for decades.

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Nuit debout protests spread across Europe

May 6, 2016
| Nuit debout is a French social movement that began on March 31 with the occupation of La Place de la République in protest against proposed labour reforms. It has since spread across Europe.
Length: 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)

Painful austerity budget for Newfoundland and Labrador

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The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down an austerity budget on Thursday, which included an extensive combination of tax and fee increases, as well as a variety of spending cuts and delays meant to control the deficit.

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Deficit hysteria breaks out in wake of Liberal budget

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| March 2, 2016
Don Getty
| February 27, 2016
WINGS

Greeks bearing gifts

February 22, 2016
| Reeling under EU-imposed austerity, Greeks open their hearts and homes to refugees.
Length: 29:16 minutes (40.19 MB)

Is Canada back? Not if austerity dominates and capitalism isn't confronted

The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada

by Geoffrey McCormack, Thom Workman
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
$22.95)

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| January 30, 2016
Talking Radical Radio

The long fight in Quebec for adequate, affordable housing for all

November 18, 2015
| Émilie Joly of FRAPRU talks about the struggle for affordable housing and against austerity in Quebec.
Length: 28:14 minutes (25.86 MB)
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