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Today, I went to the office of Minister Isabelle Melançon, also a candidate in Verdun, to denounce her complicity in the Quebec government's decision to allow oil drilling in Quebec's lakes and rivers. A responsible society cannot tolerate such acts that go against the interests of citizens. We urge the...
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I was on Global News Montréal last night commenting on the need to take concrete action to ban single use plastics in Canada! The time to act is now. Governments need to take action. Video: https://tinyurl.com/y6uujapb   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2057943204418964&set=a.1399768723569752&type=3
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I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to François Boulay and the municipality of Restigouche Southeast for their landslide victory over Gastem oil. In January 2013, this small Gaspesian municipality of 157 inhabitants adopted a bylaw that prohibited oil drilling within 2km of drinking water sources. The deregulation...
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It was a pleasure to speak at the demonstration in front of Hydro-Québec's head office today with residents of Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard and Dollard-des-Ormeaux who are opposed to the destruction of landscapes, forests and residential neighbourhoods by the installation of areal high tension power lines. These high-tension wires should be buried in...
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I'm on my way to Gaspésie to join the solidarity camp against the activities of the oil company Junex! Within the next few weeks, Junex and a government fund for the development of NON RENEWABLE resources (named Resources Québec) are getting ready to drill the Galt 6 well potentially requiring...
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Very happy to announce my support for environmental activist Lisa Mintz who is running for the Projet Montreal nomination race in the Loyola district of NDG for city council! Lisa is the founder of a local environmental group named Sauvons La Falaise and has been very active in protecting green spaces on...
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Tonight I presented the Green Party of Quebec's position against a mega real-estate project located on one of the island of Montreal's largest green spaces in Pierrefonds Ouest. This project represents a major step backwards for the protection of natural spaces on the island of Montreal. To make matters worse,...
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I am in Quebec superior court today in support of the Green Coalition and the Sierra Club Quebec's injunction request to protect the "Technoparc" wetland; a habitat critical to the survival of several endangered species of birds. In this case, the government of Quebec, the city of Montreal and the...
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Just returned from the Saint-Laurent municipal council meeting where several environmental groups including the Sierra Club and the Green Coalition gathered to ask questions and pressure Mayor Alain Desousa to protect the TechnoPark wetland, home to several endangered species. In early August, Elizabeth May and I called on the federal...
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