Friday, October 15, 2021
This week a GPQ delegation travelled to the Eagle Village First Nation in Abitibi-Témiscamingue to attend an evening organized by many groups who are concerned about the environmental consequences of a rare earth mine proposed by the Matamec company. The real possibility of rare earths mining in Quebec is of...
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I have just returned from Lac-Mégantic where I went to meet Marilaine Savard, the spokesperson for a new citizens' group formed following the July 6 tragedy, as well as Jean Roy and André Blais of the Association for the Protection of Lac Mégantic. This is also the first time I...
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Today I visited a company that recycles mattress During our meeting, Éric Castro (the owner) informed me that among his many branches across Canada, the United States and France, Quebec is one of the jurisdictions where the least subsidies are available for this type of recycling. Currently, thousands of used mattresses...
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Today I had the chance to visit the school and the students at CFER Riverdale. This school specializes in the recycling of electronic waste and trains students who have difficulty taking courses in the traditional program. Students are exposed to the workplace and are educated about current events, politics, and environmental...
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Photo: APTN News Exploration for shale gas is cancelled in New Brunswick until 2015, according to the company. Earlier this year, I visited the community of Elsipogtog to learn about the situation and to participate in their demonstration. We have now reached a point in Canada where environmentally distructive projects...
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OTTAWA – Statement by Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands: “I want to congratulate Alex Tyrrell for winning the Quebec Greens’ leadership race and thank all of the candidates for their time and effort. Public life is a difficult task and people who show up...
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I just got off the phone with MP Francis Scarpeleggia (PLC) about the PCB spill in Pointe-Claire which is right in the middle of his riding. Mr. Scarpaleggia informed me that he takes most of his knowledge through the media, such as The Gazette. He points out that the contamination of...
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Today I would like to express my solidarity with Bradley Manning; the source of Wikileaks who is now convicted of espionage by the US government. Bradley Manning was a young man of 21 when he changed the world by providing thousands of secret diplomatic cables to the Wikileaks site, which...
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I would like to take this opportunity to highlight my support for a nation-to-nation relationship between Quebec and the First Nations. For far too long, we have treated the First Nations of Quebec with a flagrant lack of respect. We have strongly imposed our point of view, our way of...
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