What started as a student protest in Quebec – is now turning into a mass movement across all of Canada. On Wednesday night – in cities all across Canada – thousands gathered to show solidarity with striking students in Quebec and push back against austerity measures being pushed by the Conservative Canadian government.
This began when the Quebec government passed tuition hikes and cuts to education – prompting tens of thousands of students to take to the streets for months now. But the movement is now broadening – as one of the lead organizers – Derrick O’Keefe – said, “We need to have an open and democratic discussion about the direction of our society. The current model, where governments give billions in tax cuts to profitable corporations and high income earners, and then plead poverty as they slash our social programs, is broken."
The global anti-austerity movement is picking up steam.