On Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm, the leader of the Green Party of Quebec, Alex Tyrrell along with Kristian Solarik, candidate in the riding of Soulanges, demonstrated for the closure of General Dynamics, a plant located in Valleyfield.
Alex Tyrrell is running in this year’s by-election in the riding of Marie-Victorin in Longueuil. Southwest of Montreal is the General Dynamics plant which manufactures bombs, explosives and rockets. Alex Tyrrell has always been a peace activist and has repeatedly indicated that avoiding a war with Russia would be his top priority. His anti-war stance had recently been the subject of a wave of virulent criticism. Today he once again spoke out against violence and for peace.
“The military-industrial complex is a danger to society. It makes us fight unnecessary and avoidable wars. It causes death, destruction and environmental collapse around the world. It wastes our industrial capacity on bombs while we struggle to find people to work in the energy transition sector. Every morning, thousands of Quebec workers get up and go to work to make bombs that will be used to kill people rather than contribute positively to society and humanity. We do not need these factories. We don’t need to produce bombs. We have more important and useful things to build. We don’t need to contribute to the endless cycle of war. What we need to do is defend peace. We need to shut down these factories and elect anti-war activists to our parliament and democratic institutions now,” said Alex Tyrrell.
Following this peaceful demonstration and in front of his anti-war speech, NeoMedia wanted to talk to the leader of the Alex Tyrrell Party to explain his position in more details.
Interview available at this link.