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On 19 March 2013, I was illegally and arbitrarily arrested, searched, handcuffed behind my back for hours and detained for almost 6 hours all for peacefully protesting the indexation of tuition fees imposed by the Parti Québecois government. Today, five years later, the court of appeal has just confirmed that...
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Québec’s National Assembly is back in session and the first order of business for the opposition parties (including Québec Solidaire) is banning religious symbols. The members of the National Assembly are completely disconnected from the priorities of the population who are fed up with never-ending debates about state enforced dress...
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Today marks 30 years since the Polytechnique shooting in which 14 innocent women were killed and many others injured in the worst massacre in recent Quebec history. As a survivor of the 2006 Dawson College shooting, I cannot begin to express my feelings towards the victims and their families. Things...
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Members of the National Assembly have reopened the debate on the right to demonstrate with a mask. Here are a few facts: 1) In winter in Quebec, wearing a face covering is not out of the ordinary. Even the police wear them during demonstrations. Debates and the adoption of anti-mask laws...
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This Monday, April 20, the Green Party of Quebec reiterates its support for cannabis legislation and the pursuit of a non-criminal approach to the problems of illicit substance use. "The time has come for the Government of Quebec to follow the example of the many American states such as Colorado,...
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Read the article on CBC The leader of the Green Party of Quebec said he's considering running to be Elizabeth May's successor and that the party needs to develop a platform that Canada's left can rally behind. While the federal Green Party leader has not confirmed that she is planning to step...
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Photo by Willie Wilson This morning, I was very saddened to learn that during last Friday's demonstration, undercover Montreal Police officers wearing masks and civilian clothing threatened demonstrators by pulling out a firearm. I am also touched by the fact that one of these officers savagely attacked student Katie Nelson on...
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Photo: McGill Daily  Today I would like to add my voice to those of more than 70 organizations that are calling for an investigation into police brutality during the maple spring and in demonstrations since then. As many of you know, during the maple spring and after that I participated in...
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On Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:45 p.m., I witnessed this muscular arrest by STM security guards at the Vendôme metro station. The video begins at the moment I entered the station, so I did not witness what provoked this intervention. However, several people at the scene have maintained that...
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