While CN employees are in contract negotiations and demanding improved safety in the industry, another oil train caught fire in Virginia. Right now the oil is spilling into a river. This follows an accident last Sunday when an oil train caught on fire in Ontario. Rail accidents are happening more...
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Last night, I participated in the annual demonstration against police brutality. It is not surprising that with the lack of a true independent office of investigation into the work of police officers, the deaths of several citizens at the hands of police officers and the behaviour of intervention units during...
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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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Alex Tyrrell gives feature interview in a Green Party of Quebec campaign video. He comments on eco-socialism, the need for a more inclusive Quebec and explains some of the bold ideas that the greens are putting forward in this election. https://www.facebook.com/alex.tyrrell.92/posts/1476941779185779
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I am deeply saddened by what happened today at the Maniwaki courthouse; a special constable shot a young man who was resisting arrest in the head. The special constable in question was not alone. He was accompanied by at least four of his colleagues who were perfectly capable of controlling...
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On Sunday I will be attending the vigil for Nicholas Gibbs, a young black man who was shot in the back and killed by Montréal Police just two blocks away from my home in NDG. Racism and police brutality are alive and well in Montréal and it is our responsibility...
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This morning I visited the site of the Saint-Polycape oil train derailment. While we are lucky that there were no deaths or injuries, this is the sixth train derailment on main tracks in Quebec since the beginning of the year. This plague of train derailments is nothing short of a pattern;...
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As long as Denis Coderre is mayor of Montreal, police will surround and arrest peaceful demonstrators.This goes against many of the recommendations put forward in the Ménard report on the 2012 student movement. Premier Philippe Couillard had criticized his own party on Bill 78 anti protest legislation in the past.Today...
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The death of Matthieu Lévesque raises many questions about our mental health system and the use of lethal force by police officers. According to Matthieu's mother, the police waited "a quarter of a second" before opening fire on the young man who was armed with a knife. The case is reminiscent...
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