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Politics: June 2013 Archives

Midwives say contract talks with the government are going nowhere

Radio-Canada.jpgEarly arrivals at the National Assembly this morning were greeted by a small mob of midwives.

They camped out overnight to show their unhappiness over the lack of progress in contract negotiations with the Quebec government. The organization representing midwives signed their last contract almost a decade ago.

Claudia Faille is the President, and she joined us this morning from outside the National Assembly.

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Serge Ménard reacts to criticism of special commission

The spring of 2013 has been quiet on the streets of Quebec cities. Quite unlike last spring, when nightly protests pitted students against riot police, for months on end. It all started because of opposition to the government's plan to increase tuition fees. But it spread and grew, until the government brought in special legislation to quell demonstrations. Now a special commission has been set up to examine what happened. But it too is the subject of criticism

Former PQ minister and Bloc MP, Serge Ménard, is the commission's chair, and he joins us this morning.
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