[Excerpt] The degree of activity among affiliate unions, their locals, and the labor councils across Canada has been unprecedented over the past two years. Educational activity has gone beyond the issue courses and ongoing tool courses to include other educational activities such as petitioning, lobbying, public meetings and forums, protesting, coalition building, and, in a couple of cases, one day general strikes. Increasingly, the Canadian labor movement views these actions as education of the grassroots. Never before in the history of the CLC has education been more connected with the larger union activities of promoting social action and change.