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TransCanada's Energy East pipeline has been catapulted to centre stage in Quebec. It wasn't on the public radar a year ago. But now, after a summer of energetic citizen mobilization against it, a phone survey in October indicated only 33 per cent of the population was in favour of the pipeline being built.

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PHOTOS: Anti-austerity protests in Montreal, Quebec City

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On Saturday November 29, people took to the streets in Montreal and Quebec City to protest the government's austerity agenda.

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Anti-austerity marches take over Quebec streets

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All photos used with permission from Confédération des syndicats nationaux.

Thousands of people stormed the streets in Montreal and Quebec City this past weekend to protest against austerity measures proposed by the Quebec national government.

The march was organized by Collectif refusons l'austérité, a group that includes several union and student movements such as L'ASSÉ and Centrale des syndicats du Quebec.

Around 100,000 Montreal protesters descended on the downtown streets, making their way to Place des Festivals from René-Levesque Boulevard.

The anti-austerity movement inspired its own hashtag on Twitter: #manif29nov.

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Thousands protest austerity in Montreal, Quebec City

On Saturday November 29, tens of thousands of protestors took to the street in Montreal and Quebec City to protest the austerity agenda of the provincial government.

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Push for fossil fuel divestment gains momentum

Photo by Stephen Thomas, Nov. 2014

Environmentalists worldwide are pushing investors to stop putting their money into fossil fuel investments, and it looks like that push for divestment is gaining momentum. 

A case in point: the first Fossil Free Canada convergence. November 7 to 9, over 120 students from 15 universities across Canada came together in Montreal for the convergence, where they planned future collaborations and learned new skills to apply in their divestment campaigns.  

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November 10, 2014 |
The time has come to ask not whether a universal public drug plan is relevant but rather simply when it needs to be implemented.

How can you support Quebec's pipeline resistance? Here's how.

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Big Oil wants Quebec. But a grassroots resistance movement is forming against the pipelines. What can you do to help?

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English Canada! It's time to support Quebec's pipeline resistance.

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Quebec culture and politics are foreign to Canada's oil industry, and to the English-speaking climate movement. This is changing.  

TransCanada is proposing a pipeline bigger than its infamous Keystone XL, named Energy East, to be built through the province. Enbridge hopes to soon reverse its Line 9 to Montreal. Bitumen just started arriving by rail in Sorel-Tracy to be shipped out via the St Lawrence River on mega-tankers.

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September 24, 2014 |
On Saturday, more than 25,000 people protesting the Couillard government's Bill 3 marched through downtown Montreal.
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