Saturday, October 24, 2020
About 100 Indigenous people and activist groups gathered in front of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police station of Montreal last Sunday to show support to the anti-pipeline presence in Wet’suwet’en territory. Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec was among the crowd of supporters. “Canada is still a colonial...
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Photo: Marc Bruxelle | Dreamstime Last night I spoke at a protest calling for free public transit in Montreal and beyond. Free public transit is one of the best ways to fight climate change and social inequality. Free transit is an economic policy that is designed to increase transit ridership by...
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Today I attended a demonstration against the Legault government's immigration reform. While students were speaking, members of extreme right groups entered the crowd and began pushing people while screaming racist slogans right as the speeches were being getting underway. The police intervened quickly, but not quickly enough in my opinion. The...
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Alex Tyrrell issued the following statement on November 13, 2019 The Mayor of Montreal has just announced that the city will abolish their highly controversial anti-protest by-law known as P-6. As someone who has been arbitrarily arrested, searched and handcuffed behind...
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The Legault government is out of line in attacking foreign students who, after spending years in Quebec, would like to be part of our society. It is a heartless gesture that will break up families, friendships, professional relations and destroy opportunities for many young immigrants. As I have already said, the...
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Green Party of Quebec leader Alex Tyrrell issued the following statement in response to the Kanehsatake hunger strike by Al Harrington as it enters its 14th day. « We call on the Legault government to implement a short term moratorium on development of the Kanien’keh home lands in Kanehsatake and to immediately pursue a...
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I took part in Extinction Rébellion Québec's "Slow swarms" action in downtown Montreal today! The climate crisis will not be solved without a mass movement, demonstrations and direct action. Let's stay mobilized! Alex Tyrrell Leader of the Green Party of Quebec https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/2388653454681269  
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Today, the Montreal Police Force has completely prevented the Extinction Rébellion demonstration from taking to the streets. The police officers outnumbered the demonstrators and some of them were heavily armed. I condemn this police repression of the environmental movement. Alex Tyrrell Leader of the Green Party of Quebec https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/2385534274993187 https://www.facebook.com/partivert/videos/509091736317080/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDqMmeS38oS5SAb5Kt5JYA1V0eXGaqQ0CJWzU8BLRd5jL50fdeeiLH5euTC9y_vo1FwuAdwzJ3nJMR0QYv9A23R-Gxla9jHWQhYiF8RXnhWb60wq4CHiQBvLOJK6cXcWd76vZeEUOlNshg-dVHVjLax3T5QkD4la9kUEe1kLDq1CCw6_edM2jAp--SJikVpWWa5c6lzaYODgu4gQmqoVn3XCQG07lAAxMUh0I-yZHZwqMrUt2kQCDyguzYIuAqJxeShiL6r-5LG1hZQqs0Za99V5vMq8nOnwkbwfZBoK0k_Re4MtaSa8WY9dwgQAEvoP_Hr__t1quKgdoqCc8w&__tn__=-R  
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Montreal Gazette: Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Quebec Green Party (which is different from the Green Party of Canada), said he found the government and Bill 21 racist. “If we look at who is targeted by the law, who wears religious symbols, it’s visible minorities, so it’s a racist law,”...
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