Québec's Struggle Against Neoliberal Austerity

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

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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