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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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