edit New Francy in a standstill - Omnipresse
- Today marks the third day of a general strike called by trade unions affiliated with the Coalition in power. Unhappy with the continuing filibustering tactics of the opposition, all 3 trade unions federations of the Intendancy have voted for a work stoppage. The strike has left the Intendancy completely paralized has both blue collar and white collar workers walked out en masse on wednesday. There has also been daily demonstrations in Ville-Marie, Trois-Rivieres and Quebec with thousand of people braving the cold weather and the snow to show their republican spirit with placard and banners calling for the Intendant to step down.
A few small groups of monarchists have attempted to organized counter demonstration but most have been called off due to small number of participants.
(To be added to http://www.bethisad.com/news2008a.htm. Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/conculture/message/29534)