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Threads: Tour of the Montreal Cotton Company in Valleyfield, Quebec

1987_7_39.jpgThe early industrial mills were the backbone of many towns across the province of Quebec, but they often meant back-breaking work with very little pay. Quebec AM's Julia Caron visited one of those mills, the Montreal Cotton Company in Valleyfield, Quebec.

Christian Fortin works with MUSO , which works to preserve the history of that mill. He gave us a tour, and tells us how workers rights were won behind weaving looms, and what remains of those impressive brick buildings today.
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Hear more about the Montreal Cotton Company, including people who once worked there, on Threads. The holiday special airs on CBC Radio One, December 26th from 5 to 6 pm.

You can also hear the full interview with Madeleine Parent here.