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The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM) is battling a "political vendetta," according to Brett Pineau, the Centre's executive director.
In his three years at the helm of the NFCM, Pineau has guided the 37 year-old centre back from near financial ruin to one of the most popular and valuable destinations for the Aboriginal population of Montreal.
Inspired by Jeremie Battaglia's gorgeous Montreal film, Vancouver answers the Quebec student movement with a pots and pans revolt of our own on May 30, 2012. There is a beauty that emerges when we learn and inspire each other, just as Quebec has done for the rest of Canada. When we speak to each other instead of through governments or the mainstream media. Here in Vancouver, we discovered what it means to make music together in the streets, in the rain, and you can see it on our faces. It is magic.
Joshua Blakeney analyzes the bourgeoning student strike in Canada. Interview conducted on June 11, 2012.
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The opening salvo in a promised, summer of protest by Quebec's student movement was delivered at the annual, Montreal Grand Prix auto race and surrounding festivities from June 7 to 10. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of students and their allies used the high-profile event to press demands for a freeze in post-secondary tuition fees and an end to police and state repression.