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Quebec is cutting arts funding. Artists are fighting back.

Culture workers are organizing to bring arts funding back into the provincial budget

10 years later: Lessons from the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster have not been heeded

It's been 10 years since an oil train killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic. Decision-makers haven't learned the lessons of the disaster.

Quebec is proposing to gut tenants' rights with a new law

Bill 31 would remove some significant rights from tenants, and hand over more discretionary power to landlords

Eastern Canada needs to speed up its climate transition

Organized opposition has already put the stop to a number of fossil fuel projects in Eastern Canada—it's time to put the stake through the industry as a whole.

Is Quebec a distinct society when it comes to inequality?

It isn't exactly a shining beacon of equality, but Quebec does a lot of things better. Those policies are the result of relatively strong unions and social movements.

No strings attached

There’s more money on the table—but without adequate strings attached, the provinces could end up spending it on tax cuts instead of fixing health care.

Flush with cash

This is a remarkable story of economic recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 lockdown impacts. The next chapter will be written by the provinces as they decide what to do with their unexpected budget surpluses.

Lessons learned from the Quebec election campaign

After a 30-day election campaign, the CAQ was re-elected with an even more comfortable majority than in 2018.

How public funding for private options reinforces school segregation in Quebec

Erika Shaker, in conversation with Anne Plourde, researcher at l’Institut de Recherche et d’Informations Socioéconomiques (IRIS)