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Saturday, July 4 • 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Quebec’s Struggle Against Neoliberal Austerity

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This spring, students again struck throughout Quebec, this time not against the threat of tuition hikes as in 2012, but against neoliberal austerity being imposed on the province by the Liberal Party's premier Philippe Couillard. Their struggle is part of a wave of resistance sweeping the province that includes unions as well as the climate justice movement fighting to put people and the environment before profit. It has also taken electoral expression through Quebec’s new party, Quebec Solidaire that developed fraternal relations with similar insurgent parties from Syriza to Podemos. The panelists will discuss the results and prospects of this militant resistance to austerity.

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Philippe de Grosbois

Phillipe de Grosbois is a sociology teacher at Ahuntsic College. He has been a | representative at his local union for 3 years and a part of a | leftist magazine called À bâbord! since 2007, where he writes about | media and social movements.
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Benoit Renaud

Benoit Renaud is coordinator of Réseau écosocialiste (Ecosocialist Network - Québec) and a long time Québec solidaire (QS) activist. He was a member of the QS leadership between 2008 and 2012 as well as a candidate for that party in several elections. He has contributed to many publications on the Left, both in English and French, including International Socialist Review (#92... Read More →
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Alain Savard

Alain Savard is a PhD student at York University and a member of the Front d’Action Socialiste. He has been involved in the Quebec student movement since 2005 and has written several articles about Quebec’s political conjoncture for newsocialist.org. 

Saturday July 4, 2015 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Grant Park B

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