Special Issue

Guerrilla Gardeners

NDG-Based Cycle AlimenTerre Brings Produce to Food Desert

Saint-Raymond is a food desert. No produce is available within a range of 500 metres in the Upper Lachine neighbourhood. But residents have access to a pizza parlour and corner stores stocking processed products.

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  • Bean Me, Cleanly

    Montreal Hops Aboard the Third Wave Coffee Movement

    Coffee has become Canada’s fuel. Every day approximately 65% of adult Canadians consume coffee, according to the Coffee Association of Canada.

  • Sprouting Green Thumbs on Campus

    Greenhouses Provide Students with a Year-Round Urban Refuge

    Greenhouses are a source of sunlight in the winter and an opportunity to share research and knowledge, in addition to contributing to urban agriculture and providing a connection to growing plants.

  • A Mealtime Epic

    Chartwells, Sysco and the Future of Food at Concordia

    A request for proposal (RFP) for a new campus-wide food service provider is under negotiation between many groups, including students; it will be ready by the end of the year, according to Concordia University spokesperson Chris Mota. It’s been almost 12 years since Chartwells signed an exclusive contract with Concordia University.

  • How Trading with Europe Can Make Canada More Sustainable

    Transatlantic Dining

    While Canadian cuisine pales in comparison to some of Europe’s food capitals, ongoing negotiations to open trade between the two may see more delicacies like Polish vodka in Canadian stores.

  • Growing Up Without Growth

    The Sustainability Movement Learns to Recognize Social Justice

    The sustainability movement is growing up.

  • Provender Takes on the Food Industry Middleman

    Montreal Startup Seeks to Spread the Seeds of Localism

    The massive reduction in food miles that local food systems create has immense environmental benefits.

  • On the Gazette’s Redesign

    The new logo doesn’t say, “trust me.” Now it just whispers “I’m from Toronto,” or, more specifically, “My design was outsourced to Hamilton.”

  • OK Computer Riot

    A Look Back at Concordia’s Greatest Protest, 45 Years Later

    Concordia University, which took its name from Montreal’s motto of “well-being through harmony”, was once the site of flagrant strife. From the way the university’s administration treats its own history, a more accurate inspiration would be “well-being through sticking your head in the sand.”

  • CSIS and Desist: Interview With Glen Greenwald

    Greenwald Discusses Reporting on Canadian State Surveillance and Media Reaction to Alleged Terrorism

    “There was just one person at the CBC who basically hung up the reporting.”