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A text by Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Québec and former NDP organizer under Jack Layton's leadership
Earlier this week, longtime activist and filmmaker Paul Manly became the second Green MP ever elected to the federal parliament. This victory comes on the heels of the Prince Edward Island Green Party’s unprecedented election results in which they have formed the official opposition in that province.
At a time when the NDP is struggling to express even the slightest opposition to pipeline projects, tar sands or human rights abuses committed by the state of Israel, the Green Party of Canada is presenting a radical policy agenda that seeks to implement meaningful environmental protections while tackling inequality and rebuilding Canada’s reputation on the world stage.
The Green Party of Quebec is an ardent defender of the rights and freedoms of all. As a result, we strongly oppose the "secularism" bill introduced by the Legault government and Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette.
This manoeuvre is the result of a xenophobic trend that is increasingly present in Quebec. This trend is largely due to right-wing media and political opportunism.
"Today, I am ashamed of my government," said Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec. "The Government of Quebec is attacking religious minorities, our fundamental rights and individual freedoms. This bill will legalize discrimination in the workplace, which is against both the Canadian Constitution and the Quebec Charter Rights. By doing so, the Government of Quebec will increase social tensions, empower extreme right-wing organizations and contribute to increased discrimination in employment across Quebec. It is not the role of government to legislate on the appearance and clothing of citizens in a free and democratic society. »
Monday, August 27, 2018 - The Green Party of Quebec announces new candidates for the 2018 general election.
La question de la diversité sexuelle et des genres tient à coeur au Parti Vert du Québec. Nous comptons mettre de l’avant les enjeux et la réalité LGBTQ+ lors des élections provinciales qui approchent à grands pas.