Despite formal recommendations from the ombudsman in Nov 2014, Quebec continues to exclude children with precarious immigration status from free access to education. January 30th 2015 was the date given to the Minister of Education to present a plan of action. To this day families of undocumented children continue to be forced to prove their status or pay $5000-$7000 fee for school. Last year the Ombudsperson made 6 recommendations to the Quebec government, which included the recommendation to change the regulation of the Law on Public Education that defines residency. This exclusion of children from school in Quebec violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights both of which Canada has signed. CKUT spoke with members of the Education Without Borders collective.
Here is the latest video from our Hand Frequencies series: ASL on the radio! From this episode of The Avalanche on January 14th, 2015, Cathy Inouye from Project Genesis joins us to talk about the potential impacts of the recent Quebec government cuts to welfare. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 3 2015, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard spoke to the Montreal Trade Board about his future economic plans at the palais des congrès. Demonstrators gathered outside the convention center to protest the austerity of Couillard’s economic policies. Organized by la Convergence des Luttes Anticapitalistes Montreal, approximately 400 hundred people from unions and advocacy groups came out to the demonstration.
Produced for the CKUT news collective by Celia Robinovitch