Friday, October 15, 2021
Hundreds of oil filled train cars and thousands of merchandise cars speed through the West Island every week. These trains run in close proximity to homes, businesses and intersections. The federal government has cut back on railway safety and is now increasing the speed limit on the tracks that run...
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Alex Tyrrell wrote the following letter to Concordia President Alain Shepard urging him to divest the University's funds from the fossil fuel industry. To: Dr. Alan Shepard - President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University Subject: Divestment from Fossil Fuels Dr. Shepard, As a student in Environmental Science at Concordia University and the...
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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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This morning, the Couillard government announced their intention to amend the act respecting the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in order to allow the Caisse to finance light trains for the new Champlain Bridge and for the West Island of Montreal. In fact, the allocation of the infrastructure...
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Recently, Quebec's Environment Minister, Benoit Charette, announced that the government was open to the idea of putting a deposit on SAQ (liquor commission) bottles. The expansion of our current bottle exchange program will create a significant logistical challenge. The SAQ says it does not have enough space in its stores...
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Very interesting lecture by Leila Bedeir on Islamic feminism. The voices of Muslim women should be brought forward in the current debate on the charter. The image and identity of Muslim women is systematically marginalized by the current government and the mainstream media. How is it that the Parti Québécois is...
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Today the Quebec Green Party deplores both political profiling and the use of Highway Safety Code Article 500.1 to arbitrarily arrest groups of peaceful protesters. "Systematically arresting those who oppose police brutality when there is no wrongdoing is an undemocratic act that is against the laws and the Canadian constitution,"...
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I will be attending this protest later today to demonstrate the Green Party of Quebec's opposition to the destruction of l'Anse a l'Orme. With so few remaining green spaces left on the island of Montreal we simply cannot afford to let the Coderre administration go forward with this project! https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/1745625718984049 https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/1745504072329547
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This morning I took part in a protest and press conference organized by the People's Coalition for Responsible Civil Aviation. At a time when the speed of climate change is ever increasing it is not acceptable that governments around the world continue to systematically exclude aviation emissions from carbon reduction...
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