Monday, June 21, 2021
Given the recent developments with respect to Saudi Arabia I reiterate my call on Justin Trudeau to cancel the sale of Canadian-made tanks to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country that literally stones homosexuals to death just for being who they are. How can a country such as Canada...
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Alex Tyrrell takes a stand against the separation of families at the Canadian border and in first nations communities. He made the announcement in front of an immigration prison facility in Laval, Québec. https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/videos/2075294709350480/
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At a time when Prime Ministers Trudeau and Couillard are defending the aluminum industry at all costs against U.S. border tariffs, let us not forget the environmental impact of this industry on our environment. Here is a picture of the bauxite dump (effluent from the aluminum refining process) in Saguenay. More...
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Congratulations to Iceland's new Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Icelandic Left-Green Party! Ms Jakobsdóttir now leads a coalition government composed of her party, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. I wish her the best of luck in cleaning up Icelandic politics following a series of right wing scandals! In solidarity, Alex...
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Very happy to be featured in the new documentary Québec 4 Palestine! My interview starts at 13:35 discussing the Green Party of Québec's support for BDS, the current climate unconditional support for the Israeli government in Canadian politics and the need to move towards a more balanced foreign policy in...
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I strongly support the federal government's decision to offer compensation and a formal apology to child soldier Omar Khadr. M. Khadr was tortured by the US government at the Guantanamo Bay for 10 years. During this period, the Harper government was complicit in his torture and refused to protect his...
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The so called « only democracy in the middle east » has just passed a law banning #BDS activists from entering the country: http://bit.ly/2mce8Gl The pre-condition for any healthy democracy is open and transparent debate. This travel ban is designed to oppress political expression. We will not be intimidated and will not give...
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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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It is great to hear that Obama has finally, commuted Chelsea manning's sentence who will now be released from military prison in five months, rather than having to serve the 28 years remaining in her sentence. Nevertheless, Edward Snowden is still being forced to live in Russia and Julian Assange...
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