Students in Quebec have been on strike for six months, refusing to return to classes until the Charest government reverses its plan to hike tuition fees by 75%. With a quarter of a million people marching in the streets of Montreal for three months in a row, a broad, united and powerful resistance has developed. Meanwhile in Ontario, students have been organizing against the McGuinty government's poor public policies that have made Ontario the most expensive province in which to study. Much like Quebec, tuition fees have increased by 71% on the high end since 2006.
Moderated by Sarah Jayne King, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students for Ontario. Featured Speakers:
Manifestation du 9 juin 2012 à Montréal contre le Grand prix du Canada et le gouvernement Charest pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre.
June 9th demonstration in Montreal against the Canadian Grand Prix and the Charest government both in general and in particular.
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Speaking of debts, as most governments now do in order to explain why they can't create anything and need to cut back on whatever is already there, here's what I think we owe to those striking Quebec students.
An upbeat musical documentary about the Manif Casseroles Rally held in Toronto on May 30, 2012.
A film by Elizabeth Littlejohn
"Resilience" Written and Performed by Annabelle Chvostek
I directed this musical documentary of the Manif Casseroles, held on May 30 in Toronto, to support Québec students, and to include a discussion about the democratic right of civil society to control access to our education, natural resources, and cultural heritage as they are being undercut by Bill C-38, Bill-78 Bill-55, and the federal budget, as currently proposed by Canada's Conservative Government.