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‘No the second deportation!’ – Madelinots condemn Harper’s anti-social EI changes

Over 4,000 Madelinots demonstrate on Jan. 13 against Harper’s EI changes

Over 4,000 Madelinots demonstrate on Jan. 13 against Harper’s EI changes

By TONY SEED

CANADIAN workers and regional populations from many parts of the country are saying a resounding NO! to the anti-social changes to the EI program of the Harper government.

One of the most remarkable and militant demonstrations against the EI changes took place on January 13 on Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 90 miles northwest of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

An ocean of people – over 4,000 Madelinots, one third of the population of the island – demonstrated in front of the local office of Service Canada in the port of Cap-aux-Meules chanting and waving placards such as, “No to the Exodus of Madelinots! (Non à l’exode des Madelinots).” The total population of the island is 13,000. Continue reading

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