St. Henri Residents Fight Against Turcot-Based Evictions
Hundreds of St. Henri residents facing eviction due to the forthcoming Turcot Interchange project will meet with the Ministère des Transports Québec this week to discuss the potential ramifications of the mega-project on their community.
Students Act Out Against The University’s New PepsiCo. Contract on Campus
Überculture, a student group opposed to the “corporatization of campus and public space,” launched campaigns this past week targeting PepsiCo.
Families Affected by Police Violence Take to the Streets
A group of families affected by police violence joined with civil justice advocates and supporters this past weekend to demand an end to police brutality.
The group hosted several events over the weekend in recognition of the North American Day to Stop Police Brutality and Oppression.
National Chair of the Council of Canadians Speaks at ConU
The National chair of the Council of Canadians and “water warrior” Maude Barlow visited Concordia this past week for the Montreal premiere of Liz Marshall’s film Water on the Table.
Author to Speak for Student Union he once called ‘anti-Semitic’
Writer, activist, Noble laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel will bring his story to Concordia on Oct. 19.
The Romanian-born Wiesel has published nearly 60 books and is a respected commentator on the subject of racism, violence and the evil of apathy in the face of suffering, which he calls the “greatest of all evils.”
Inquest into 2005 Police Shooting Continues
The coroner’s inquiry into the death of Mohamed Anas Bennis will resume despite efforts by the Montreal Police Brotherhood to have the case closed.
Drilling for shale gas in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Valley has been put on hold.
Concordia Student Group Aims to Help Student Parents
The Student Parents Centre of Concordia University and a fledgling student group are working to facilitate the lives of those raising children while pursuing their degree.
Concordia Administration and Support Staff to Meet for Contract Negotiations
Contract negotiations between Concordia University and the United Steelworkers union are scheduled to resume on Sept. 22.