Monday, September 27, 2021
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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Thank you to everyone who came out this afternoon to call for the release of Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar. As an academic community we have a responsibility to stand up for our incarcerated peers and to vigorously defend academic freedom around the world. Make no mistake; Dr Hoodfar's life is on...
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The Green Party of Canada and Green Party of Québec are calling for the release of Canadian-Iranian citizen and Concordia University Professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar, who was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards while conducting historical research into the involvement of women in the country’s democratic institutions on June 6. Dr...
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"Tyrrell, who has been in charge of the Green Party since September 2013, described how the Party itself brings issues to the spotlight which would otherwise be ignored by Quebec’s mainstream political parties and media. Under his leadership, Tyrrell says the Greens have “transformed into an eco-socialist party,” and attempted to...
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Today I wrote an open letter to the Lester B. Pearson School Board commissioners asking them to reconsider their decision to close schools in Verdun LaSalle, Pierrefonds and Lachine. Please show your support by liking the Facebook page of Save Lakeside, a community group dedicated to opposing the closure of Lakeside...
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Here is a video of my keynote speech at the joint Concordia University (Montreal) and Siena College (New-York State) conference on globalization. My presentation focused on Eco-Socialism and how I have pursued party politics from a left wing youth perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuhvP00mEM&fbclid=IwAR33k75wVhbnkG3l2D6Nry_VbfDtHM1Hlapt_beMiewLscFuy0CP8YxHJ4w The speech focuses on the interactions between social movements and...
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Very sad to hear that both the Westmount Examiner and the West Island Chronicle are being shut down by Transcontenental Media. We are now left with even less local coverage. In the age of modern media, we need strong public support for outlets such as the CBC and Radio-Canada. Professional...
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The Green Party of Québec calls on the Couillard administration to keep their commitment to quality education by scraping the cuts, negotiating with the teachers and respecting learning environments. The students and teachers who go on strike this fall deserve our full and undivided support. Alex Tyrrell Leader of the Quebec Green...
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Back in Montreal after a week of research at the Forét Montmorency station of Laval University for a course in insect ecology. This course is part of the last year of my BAC in Environmental Sciences at Concordia University. It was an excellent experience working with colleagues and professors extremely...
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