Did you know that the cooperative movement is at work in more than 100 countries, and that it has more than 800 million members? Would you be surprised to hear that four out of every ten Canadians belong to at least one co-op? In Quebec, actually, co-op membership includes 70% of the population. The cooperative movement is a reality that accounts for approximately 100 million jobs world-wide. So how come the mainstream press is so quiet about it? The United Nations tried removing this cloak of silence by naming 1012 The International Year of Cooperatives.