Quebec Games targeted by anti-pension protest
MONTREAL — Municipal workers frustrated with Bill 3 used the opening ceremonies of the Quebec Games to make a point about pensions.
The 49th edition of the Quebec Games kicked off on Friday and a protest outside the Colisée Jean Béliveau in Longueuil was organized by a coalition representing thousands of unionized city workers from across Quebec.
Upwards of 100,000 spectators are expected to take part in the competition, which highlights the achievements of 13-17-year-old athletes in the province.
Union members hoped that the opening ceremonies would offer an opportunity to inform young Quebecers attending the Games about its objections to Bill 3, the controversial law that will unilaterally reform municipal pension plans.
Quebec Games’ organizers urged union members to stay clear of the young participants.