I love how the French take to the street en mass! Today there was a general strike in France in opposition to Sarkozy’s pending legislation that changes the retirement age from 60 to 62. After class, equipped with our new labour vocabulary, Gord and I hit the streets to find the demonstrations. Unfortunately we found them a little late, and most of the workers had already dispersed. I started talking to a union group who were happy to unfurl their flags again for me for a picture. They also offered to give me Sarkozy. I offered to make an exchange for Stephen Harper; but unfortunately we couldn’t come to terms.

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