Friday, November 27, 2020
- Our last midnight sun before heading to BC - Visiting the small northern town of Tuktoyaktuk along the coast of Canada's Western Arctic has been an excellent experience! Over the past few days, the people of Tuktoyaktuk have literally opened their homes to us. We have had many very interesting...
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Alex Tyrrell participates in a protest in front of the offices of Quebec's public pension fund calling on the institution to divest from fossil fuels, the tar sands and other extractivist and unethical industries. https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/2186944068185543?__tn__=-R
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A coalition of teachers concerned about major shortfalls of the Quebec public school history curriculum gave top marks to the Green Party of Quebec who has pledged to reform the curriculum to make it more inclusive and accurate. https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/2154495151430435
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Trudeau says he will only invest in ocean protection if it is part of a public relations effort to push tar sands pipelines forward. You cant do both Justin! Either you are going to stand up and protect the BC coast from oil spills by taking a stance against pipelines...
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As Canada marks 150 years since confederation there are still many problems with the country we call home. Canada is a colonial state built on unceded native land. Since the arrival of europeans in the 1500s our legacy towards the indigenous population has been shameful. We have stolen land. We...
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Excellent meeting with Gilles Routier, Interim Director of the Saguenay Native Friendship Centre! We discussed many issues, but more particularly the potential closure of the only off-reserve Aboriginal school in Quebec. This school offers a special program for Aboriginal students and parents, in order to maintain a significant link with their...
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- Trump, Trudeau and the Keystone XL Pipeline - As many of you know, Donald Trump just signed an executive order to speedup approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. How should we react to this news? During the 2015 federal election campaign, Justin Trudeau made it clear that he...
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The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, says just announced that he is ready to deploy the police AND the military in order to crush anti #TransMountain pipeline protests. What's next? Justin Trudeau taking selfies with Riot police? Is he going to wear the uniform? More info: http://bit.ly/2gR64sC https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/1825277484352205
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PHOTO : CBC/KATIE BREEN It is time for all Canadians to take a clear stand against environmental racism and to ensure that indigenous populations are not submitted to mercury poisoning. We are all responsible for the arrests, injunction and police brutality being unleashed against the peaceful land protectors who are on site. In solidarity, Alex...
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