Friday, October 15, 2021
Questionable recruitment of candidates in the last election and ambiguous positions on sovereignty have undermined the credibility of the Green Party of Quebec (PVQ) in the last 18 months. But new leader Alex Tyrrell, 25, has cleaned up his ranks and plans to influence the debate with his eco-socialist...
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Sherbrooke police officers are stepping up their patrols in the neighbourhoods where minority groups live to protect them in the face of several Islamophobic acts committed in recent days. Ms. Marois wants the election to be about the charter. Her Sherbrooke MP explains that there have been no hate crimes...
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Today I reiterate my support for an independent police investigation unit. At the present time, investigations into police work are simply done by another police force. This practice, and an unwritten code of silence within police forces, makes it almost impossible to hold a police officer accountable for his or...
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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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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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I am against the charter of "Quebec values". Excluding religious symbols from the public service is an intolerant gesture, which attacks minority groups. Ontario has already signalled that it will not go in the same direction, and expects a wave of immigration from Quebec by those who will be excluded from...
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I am in favour of opening and supporting LGBTQ youth centres across Quebec. An LGBTQ youth centre is an essential part of every community. It is a place where LGBTQ teens can come to take refuge after school to meet other teens and enrich their teenage experience; a particularly difficult...
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Tonight I am in front of the Russian consulate in Montreal to denounce the anti-gay laws put in place by Vladimir Putin. The actions of the Putin government are unacceptable, dictatorial, and oppressive. Repression, disrespect, and brutality towards Russia's LGBTQ community are symptoms of a drifting regime that oppresses its...
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Today, on the fifth anniversary of Fredy Villanueva's death, I would like to express my support for an independent police work investigation unit. Fredy was an 18-year-old man who lived in the Montreal North district. One day, he was shot and killed by a SPVM agent, unarmed. The police officer...
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