A public assembly for popular resistance
February 11, 2014
Café l’Artère, 18h30
7000 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC
Five years after the economic crisis hit Canada, the economic elite are pushing for neoliberal austerity measures at all levels of government, from deep cuts to social programs and social services and hikes to public services to attacks on labour and environmental regulations. The austerity agenda affects the majority of people in Canada, and yet the affected groups remain divided and often even unaware of others who are fighting the same agenda on different fronts.
In Quebec the Parti Québécois (PQ), which made political claims toward the carré rouge in 2012 as part of a cynical electoral strategy, has in office fully embraced the neo-liberal austerity agenda, embracing cuts to public institutions, sustaining major corporate tax cuts, all while repeating the mantra of zero deficit, while closing their eyes to the human cost.
Students, teachers, locked out Air Canada workers, migrant workers, public servants, union members, artists, Indigenous people fighting extraction projects, families of missing and murdered women, welfare recipients, seasonal workers, unemployed people, health care workers, hospitalized patients, people who use electricity, women, and scientists together, we are a decisive majority. It is time for unified action against austerity that can strengthen all of our movements!
To contribute to building an effective and united opposition to the austerity agenda, we are convening to a popular assembly with the aim of strengthening solidarity between anti-austerity struggles and to grow popular resistance against the cuts, hikes and attacks.
Comité d’action solidaire contre l’austerité – CASA
L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ)
Comité chômage de l’est de Montréal.
Mouvement Action Chômage de Montréal (MAC)
Centre des Travailleurs et Travailleuses Immigrants (CTTI)
Justice Climatique Montréal