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  •  There is a lot of support for the protests (5+ / 0-)
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    glitterscale, Russgirl, JesseCW, ozsea1, Sean X

    on the West Coast and other areas of Canada. Here's a news item from Ontario:

    Trade unions outside Quebec funding student protests
    Ontario Federation of Labour president calls on Ontario students to follow Quebec's lead
    The Canadian Press
    Posted: May 22, 2012

    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.
    ...
    "It is Quebec student militancy that has defended an accessible system for over 30 years and their activism also sets a standard for Ontario and the rest of Canada," Ryan said in the OFL release.

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