Massive labour demo confronts Ontario Liberals: Labour leaders must defy illegitimate laws in fight against austerity
- Tuesday, 12 February 2013
- Sebastian Greenholtz and Camilo Cahis
As many as 25,000 people, wrapped up in winter coats and scarves, braved the frigid conditions to protest the Ontario Liberal leadership convention and the Liberals’ trampling of workers’ rights — the largest such demo since the 1990s. This is a good beginning, but if the labour movement is going to successfully fight austerity and defend the rights of workers, then it must prepare itself to defy illegitimate laws and use the full might of the working class.