Off the Hour / Apr. 4, 5-6pm / Ten thousand take to the streets prior to Quebec elections

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Featured on today’s program:

-An estimated 10 000 people took to the streets of Montreal yesterday, 4 days prior to Quebec’s provincial election, to denounce austerity measures in a demo led by the militant student group ASSE. Members of the CKUT news collective were out in the streets with them, and we’ll hear some highlights from the protest.

-With Quebec’s provincial election looming next Monday, a lot of important issues remain neglected. This evening Off the Hour’s Andre Goulet speaks with Alana Boileau of the Quebec Native Women’s Association about what issues her community feels have fallen through the cracks.

-Plus an interview with John Clarke, an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, speaking on the recent protests organized against the Liberal Party of Ontario’s annual meeting in Toronto. This interview details the struggles against austerity locally in Ontario, against the cut backs to important social programs like the Special Diets program for people on social assistance.

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