In the spring of 2015 (Printemps 2015), the Québec provincial government announced austerity measures that have led to, among other things, reduced funding for schools, massive cuts to healthcare, and drastic reduction to municipal employee pensions. Austerity is also used to justify colonial resource extraction projects that are often forcibly undertaken despite resistance from affected communities. McGill Against Austerity is a group of students committed to popular education around the effects of austerity, and to engagement in the larger movement against the commodification of education.
You can follow their campaign by following their facebook page
Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Austerity? Check out this video!