Off the Hour / May 22th, 5-6pm / Montreal march in support to Baltimore

Tune in to Off the Hour, your community news show on CKUT, for all the best in news from Montreal and beyond!

Featured on today’s program:

Today on the show, Montrealers took to the streets on Wednesday night in solidarity with the Baltimore uprising in the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder by police last month. CKUT’s Antoine Cadaux was there to file a report.

Then, a broad coalition of groups, representing hundreds of thousands of people across Canada, hosted a press conference in Toronto yesterday to announce plans for the “March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.” The march will call for a justice-based transition to a clean-energy economy in Canada, and is expected to attract thousands of people in Toronto on July 5, on the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas and Pan American Economic Summit. Anouk Millet of the CKUT news collective spoke with Indigenous activist Clayton Thomas-Muller to bring us more.

Then, on May 12th, the Migrant Sex Worker’s Project and Butterfly, an Asian and migrant sex workers support network, held a forum in Toronto to discuss some of the problems with discourse of “anti-trafficking”. Following the event, CKUT’s Emily Enhorning spoke with Elene Lam, founder of Butterfly, about some of these issues.

And finally, we’ll hear a report on a demonstration this morning in Toronto against Hudbay Minerals, with activists accusing the Canadian company of human rights abuses from Manitoba to Guatemala to Peru.

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