Squatting in Quebec

Homeless Radio – Squatting

Produced by: CKUT

Show: Homeless Radio

In this radio special, our CKUT host goes out to the streets to have real homeless folk tell their stories. Squatters explain how they manage to get inside of buildings and some of the problems that lead them to leave certain places. They also discuss an incident involving the former mayor of Montreal, Pierre Bourque, in 2001. The important question of squatter’s rights is also brought to the table. What do those rights (if any) look like in Quebec?

Anarchism and Social Movement – 7 Year Squat

Date: 2003

Produced by: CKUT

As part of CKUT’s special on the 5th Annual Anarchist Book Fair, many topics related to the anarchist movement were reported on. In this clip, we hear an interview of two individuals that were arrested and taken to trial for participating in the 7 Year Squat in 2002 in Ottawa. They explain the trial process and how they were managing defending themselves in court as a collective of 8 people. One of the squatters also recounts the remarkable cooperation and teamwork that came into play during the 7 Year Squat.

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