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Unions Protest Free-Trade Agreements, Demand Couillard Review Treaties

Posted April 21, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(CTV News)

Protesters faced heavy rain to protest outside a speech being given by Premier Philippe Couillard to Quebec’s Board of Trade in downtown Montreal on Monday.

About 50 people, mostly members of the FIQ, FTQ and CSN unions, brought a Trojan Horse to the Sheraton Hotel to warn of the dangers of free trade agreements and so-called austerity measures would have on Quebec’s fiscal and social health.

They said they were concerned that the provincial government’s aim of balancing the budget by the next fiscal year would leave Quebecers who rely on social programs worse off. Click here to read more.