Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec since 2013, is an eco-socialist activist. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Concordia University and is currently campaigning for the protection of the environment, social justice, fundamental rights and the fight against racism and discrimination.
Elected leader of the party at age 25, Alex allowed the Green Party to advance the Party's environmental, social and economic goals. Five years later, the Québec Green Party is clearly aligning itself to the left of the Quebec political scene by presenting a complete program, with progressive positions on all issues. Alex Tyrrell mobilized youth in all regions of Quebec, turning the Party into a real movement. In particular, he has enabled many new generation candidates to become actively involved in the party. A long-time feminist, he has drastically increased the number of female candidates to give them a more important place.
For Alex Tyrrell, the struggles for social justice and environmental protection are inseparable. He is involved in politics to bring change to all Quebecers, to put energy back into our democratic system and to fight against savage capitalism, overconsumption and the destruction of the environment. He is convinced of the importance of active political commitment to combat climate change. Since 2012, he ran eight times in provincial politics in eight different ridings across Quebec to learn more about the reality of the various regions. At each election meeting, he defended an eco-socialist, multicultural and feminist vision, demanding greater respect for the environment, more social justice and greater appreciation of Quebec's diversity.