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| September 29, 2016
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| August 29, 2016

Occupations across Quebec shed light on social housing crisis

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On May 8, the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) began a week of occupations and demonstrations across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing for all and to protest government inaction on the development of new social housing projects.

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Solidarity Across Borders occupies Montreal CBSA, demands status for all

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Over 30 activists and allies of the migrant advocacy group Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3.

"Our aim was to disturb, for a day, [the CBSA's] work and to pass along our message," Romina Hernandez, an active member of Solidarity Across Borders, told rabble in a phone interview.

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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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| May 3, 2016

McGill budges slightly under pressure from fossil fuel divestment campaign

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Student group Divest McGill and its supporters have been steadily applying pressure on McGill University to divest from fossil fuels since its Board of Governors votes against divestment on March 23. The group quickly developed a list of three demands and the university ceded some headway within a week.

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Divest McGill occupies administration office over decision to keep fossil fuel investments

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This morning, Tuesday March 29, the group Divest McGill has occupied McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier's office reception area. The action is in response the decision last week of McGill's Board of Governors to stay invested in fossil fuel companies.

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Over 400,000 went on strike Dec. 9 in historic labour action in Quebec

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A historically high number of public service employees were on strike and protesting in Quebec on Wednesday Dec. 9. Unresolved contract negotiations with the government were the flashpoint leading to the day's unrest. 

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Quebec public sector unions plan strike for Dec. 9, government barely budging

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Quebec public service unions have been in contract negotiations with the government for nearly a year. Last month the Quebec Liberal government, which had proudly not given an inch so far in negotiations, budged in November. 

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