Union cash flowing into Quebec to fund prolonged protests
By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 12:25 PM | Comments: 4 (including replies) | Last Modified: 1:01 PM
MONTREAL - Out-of-province money is rolling in for Quebec student activists amid warnings their protest movement could persist into the summer.
Trade unions based outside Quebec have already confirmed sending more than $36,000 into the bank accounts of the province's largest student federations.
Union leaders in the rest of Canada say they're now asking their memberships to vote on new donations for the student groups.
Several union delegations are heading to Montreal for a large protest today, while sister events are being organized in different cities inside and outside Canada.
The executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers says his union could approve a financial contribution for the students in the next day or two.
James Turk says there's added urgency to help out after the Quebec government adopted an emergency law last week that sets some restrictions on protests.
Turk says his association could also help support student court challenges to Bill 78 — which he calls "repressive" and "worrisome."....................http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada ... 15355.html
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