Politics are shifting, to put it mildly, from the art of making choices to the art of convincing us that there aren’t any other choices – TINA, There Is No Alternative – dragging us deeper and deeper into a “social recession”. Combined with the current fad for right-wing ideas mixed in with calls for change, you have the context in which the CSN has decided
to launch a grassroots education campaign, in particular with members of its affiliated unions. For representatives of the CSN, the claim that certain choices are now beyond our reach is false. Social justice, equality and equity are not
luxuries that we cannot afford and that we must do without—they are values that must guide our actions.