The opening ceremonies of the 49th Quebec games are being held tonight in Longieuil.
Unions fighting government pension reform have been holding a demonstration, but they say they won't disrupt the games.
They've been handing out water bottles and trying to gather support for their cause.
"The government is responsible for what is going on right now... some of the mayors are responsible, so we're gonna go after them. At the same time, we saw since two days that many
mayors do not so agree with mayor Labeaume, mayor Coderre... there's pressure out there", said union spokesman Marc Ranger in an interview with CTV News.
Among other things, mayor Coderre and Quebec City counterpart Regis Labeame support the planned pension changes.
The ceremonies get underway at 8pm.