Off the Hour / June 6, 5-6pm / Anti-poverty groups react to Quebec Budget

Tune in to Off the Hour today from 5-6pm for all the best in community news from Montreal and beyond!

Featured on today’s program:

-Philippe Couillard and his Quebec Liberal government unveiled the provincial budget in Quebec City on Wednesday. We’ll hear from Cathy Inouye of the anti-poverty organization Project Genesis in Cote-des-Neiges, who has denounced the budget and the austerity measures it seeks to impose.

-Five years ago, on May 29 2009, a group of a hundred people occupied a disused factory near the Lachine canal, creating the Autonomous Social Centre. A picnic was held by the centre’s organizers to mark the five year anniversary, and CKUT’s Clementine Koenig was there to talk to a few participants who have been involved since day 1, and understand their motivations.

-Then, the Grassy Narrows first nation has been challenging Ontario’s ministry of natural resources in the courts for 14 years now. On may 15th, 2014, the case was taken to the supreme court of canada over another round of battles against logging. Rudy Turtle, a councillor of the grassy narrows first nation, attended the court date. CKUT’s Una Jefferson talked to him over the phone.

-We’ll also get an update from Fred Burrill of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence, CLAC, about a demonstration coming up on Tuesday against the International Economic Forum of the Americas in downtown Montreal.

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