ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Days of Action in Toronto-Big Bang in Canada s Politics

Big Bang in Canada's Politics OCTOBER 25, 1996 was the scene of the biggest strike in Canada's history. Toronto, the largest Canadian city as well as the industrial and financial heartland of Canada, was paralysed by a labour and community- based coalition, protesting against the current policies of the provincial government, led by theright wing Conservative Party of Premier Mike Harris. The next day, the largest demonstration ever held in the country happened in the same city, bringing together 2,00,000 people demanding the end of neo-liberal policies, focusing on cutbacks against social services, education and health, and massive retrenchments in the private and public sectors.

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