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Unofficial Transcript Radio #1

August 15, 2010

Unofficial Transcript Radio #1

News from the Canadian student movement

Producers: David Koch

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This is the first edition of Unofficial Transcript Radio, a series of newscasts focusing on the Canadian student movement.

Quebec students say the Education Ministry owes them $35 million

The fate of millions of dollars in federal money transferred to Quebec appears to be in limbo. Student leaders say that money should be in the hands of students who need bursaries for their education. This dispatch is part of a report back from the March 11 protest.

New research policy conceals weapons research at McGill University

The activist group Demilitarize McGill has been campaigning for greater transparency in financial relations between military agencies and the research groups that help them to develop deadly weapons. On March 24, the McGill Senate adopted a new research policy that effectively rejected the terms of Demilitarize McGill. The activists are now calling for direct action.

Student leaders fight tuition hikes in Quebec

Two student leaders speak out on the trend towards higher tuition fees in Quebec and argue for alternatives. Featuring Christian Pépin, the Coordinating Secretary of the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) and Sebastian Ronderos-Morgan, Vice President of External Affairs for the Students Society of McGill University (SSMU).

These reports are made possible with funding from the Canadian Federation of Students-Quebec (CFSQ).

Music in this episode includes "Radio Nowhere" by Ethnomite Pux. This song is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 Image by Anthony Catalano, Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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