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A tentative agreement was reached early in the morning between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, the union that represents 7,000 sessionals, teaching assistants, and other contract instructional staff.
However, it appears the union's bargaining committee was split on accepting the deal and two of its members, Chief Spokeperson James Nugent and Recording Secretary Ashleigh Ingle, have resigned from the committee in protest.
Cinema Politica was started as a small screening series in 2001 at Langara College in British Colombia. Founder Ezra Winton teamed up with Svetla Turnin in 2003 at Concordia University in Montreal and revamped the screenings into a media arts non-profit network. Now, Cinema Politica has more than 100 locals across Canada and abroad, hosting grassroots screenings of documentaries and politically conscious Canadian films through donation. They are now the largest volunteer run campus and community screening network in the world.