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Protest and action: Stop Charest November 23rd!

Our government is deaf: we need to turn up the noise!

Pointe-Saint-Charles Collective departure

Tuesday, November 23rd, 11 a.m. Charlevoix metro

Free tickets


11:45 a.m. in the front of the Conseil du Trésor (500 blvd René-Lévesque W.)


Protest and action organized by the Coalition against user fees and the privatization of public services

Anger is spreading throughout Quebec: corruption, the shale gas affair, unfair measures contained in the last budget. Everywhere, people are feeling ignored and despised by their own government.

The Charest government continues to make CHOICES. It refuses to redistribute wealth, it refuses to reduce inequality while also refusing to attack the privileges of a small minority.  The result: the middle class and people already living in poverty are forced to pay for the economic crisis, a crisis created by our economic and political elite, the same elite now telling us to tighten our belts.

The coalition against user fees and the privatization of public services will continue to maintain pressure on the government in order for it to come to its senses: people are fed up with policies that are unfair and make us all worse off.

We say NO to:

  • Increases in existing taxes and users fees, like hydro rates and tuition fees, and the introduction of new taxes, like the health contribution. These measures don't take into account the ability of people to pay and will have major effects on the poorest and middle class.
  • The privatization of publics services, health and education are rights and should be accessible to all, irrespective of their ability to pay.
  • Cuts in public spending lead to cuts in services for people.

We remind the government that it could have, and still could, make other choices:

  • Increase the taxes charged on the wealthiest members of society and big business while also reducing tax loopholes that only these two groups benefit from;
  • Increase the fees charged to mining compagnies;
  • Introduce price controls on prescription drugs;
  • Fight tax evasion.

Yes, we want quality public services, accessible to all and paid for fairly. Yes, we want social programs that respect our humain dignity and permit people to escape povery.

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