The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) is holding a public meeting in Montreal on Thursday, June 21 as part of its fight to mobilize the working class in defence of Quebec's striking students and to make the student strike the catalyst for a cross-Canada working class offensive against all job, wage and social spending cuts.
The meeting will hear a report from a leader of the SEP (Canada) explaining why the students' just demand for education to be a social right has brought them into headlong conflict not only with the provincial Liberal government, but with the entire Canadian capitalist elite, its courts and police.
U.S. SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White will also address the meeting.
White has given his full support to the Quebec students in their struggle against the Liberals' plans to raise university tuition fees by 82 percent and has sought to draw the attention of US workers to the chilling precedent established by Bill 78-legislation that criminalizes the student strike and places sweeping restrictions on the right to demonstrate.
We urge all students, teachers and workers who want to fight for education to be free and accessible to all, to defend democratic rights, and oppose the austerity measures of the Quebec Liberal and federal Conservative governments, to attend the June 21 meeting. Questions and discussion will follow the speakers' reports.