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Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

New Democratic Party Ends 43 Year Conservative Domination in Alberta

The victory of the new Premier-elect of Alberta Rachel Notley and the loss of the bastion province of the conservative Harper government is analyzed by Notley’s former professor Gordon Laxer of the University of Alberta Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from […]

Posted inArticlePolitics and Movements: US

Quebec Election: A Seismic Shift Within the Independence Movement?

By Richard Fidler. This article was first published on the Socialist Project. The defeat of the Parti Québécois (PQ) and the election of a federalist Liberal party government in the Quebec general election of April 7 raises important questions about the future of the Quebec movement for sovereignty and political independence. And it poses some […]

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Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business

Leo Panitch: “PQ fronting Pierre Peladeau as a their star candidate blew up in their faces” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. In the Quebec provincial elections that took place earlier this week, the separatist party Parti Québécois suffered its worst […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: US

Over 165,000 Students On Strike in Quebec Over Planned Tuition Hikes

Students lead tens of thousands in protests against tuition hikes and neoliberal reforms of Quebec government Story Transcript VOICEOVER: More than 165,000 students in Quebec, Canada have been on strike for more than 9 weeks in response to a Provincial government plan that would raise university tuition rates, some of the lowest in the country, […]

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As Anti-Protest Law Attempts to Stifle Dissent, 400 Students in Quebec Arrested in Mass March

By Yana Kunichoff. In the most recent escalation in the battle between a Quebecoise government pushing tuition hikes and striking Canadian students, at least three cities saw mass arrests at demonstrations against a newly minted anti-protest law that activists are calling “absurd.” The “biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history,” as some groups are calling […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: US

Solution to Student Debt is to Get the Banks Out of the Education Business

Michael Hudson: Crippling student debt, which is also a drag on the whole ecnonomy, developed as governments pushed the burden of higher education costs onto students and pushed them into the arms of the banks Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. A recent […]