Off The Hour / March 24th, 5-6pm / Student strikes kicks off with a bang in Montreal

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Featured on today’s program:

First up, we bring you the latest edition of Unfit to Print, your bi-weekly news round-up from the McGill campus, produced in collaboration with the McGill Daily newspaper. Today’s show will investigate McGill’s legacy of slavery, bringing you interviews with two phd candidates studying critical race theory.

Then, last Friday was the first demonstration in Montreal in front of the Guy-Favreau complex for the Non-Status Action Comitee and Solidarity Across Borders to protest against the possible deportations of 3000 people. Since the lifting of the moratorium on deportations to Haiti and Zimbabwe in December, members of those communities in Canada have been living under the fear of being seperated from their families and communities.

Antoine Cadaux from the CKUT news collective was there to bring us more.

Then, on Saturday, thousands of people marched in Montreal to kick-off a 2 week student strike. The march is the first of a series of weekly demonstrations organized by the Comité Printemps 2015, a collective that works to unite students and workers in the anti-austerity movement. There are now over fifty student associations on strike, representing almost 50 thousand students in Quebec.

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