• Police Injures Onlooker as Austerity Protest Concluded

    A protest against austerity ended with intervention from police, leaving one uninvolved passerby with an injured ankle

    A woman twisted her ankle and was left limping due to physical aggression from a police officer, toward the end of a protest against austerity Wednesday night in downtown Montreal.

  • No Rest for Protests

    Anti-austerity Demonstrations Start Early, End in Pepper Spray

    Around 6:45 a.m., about 40 protesters tried to barricade the doors of Hydro-Quebec headquarters, but were immediately pushed away by police, who almost outnumbered them.

  • Uniting Communities Cross-Continent

    Demonstration Held Downtown to Show Solidarity With Missing Students in Mexico

    Holding candles and posters outside the Mexican consulate, a crowd gathered to demonstrate their solidarity and support for the 43 missing students in Mexico Tuesday night.

  • Montreal Urban Agglomeration: A Plan Worth Delivering?

    The Montreal Urban Agglomeration Land Use and Development Plan was recently released for public consultation. It’s the first time the plan will be updated since the original version was introduced in 1986, so it’s unsurprising that it has received a lot of attention from those who want to remodel Montreal.

  • Austerity: Not an Obligation, Not a Necessity

    Since the announcement of cuts to Quebec’s education budget, the necessity of austerity has become a matter of public debate. We were prompted to write this piece after being repeatedly asked, “What is austerity?”

  • UberX: Innovation or Anarchy?

    A Look at the Pros and Cons of Montreal’s New Ridesharing App

    “Uber doesn’t pay their taxes; they’re circumventing regulations,” said Martha Karounis, a daytime dispatcher at Atlas Taxi for 25 years. “It’s like Jack and Jill or you and I starting a milk company and keeping all the money for ourselves. It’s anarchy.”

  • Editorial: Let’s Come Together to Stop the Energy East Pipeline

    Canada is beginning to display the grotesque characteristics of a rentier state—economically reliant on money generated from natural resources, placing little emphasis upon the importance of innovation in other economic sectors.
  • Psychedelic Trip Sitting

    A How-to on Facilitating a Friend’s Psychedelic Experience

    Above all, remember that you are there to facilitate someone else’s experience, and not to have your own.

  • Elizabeth May Launches Memoir/Manifesto Hybrid at McGill

    Green Party Leader Discusses New Book at McGill

    The party leader read from and spoke about her new book, Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada, last Saturday at McGill.

  • Divestment’s On You

    Divestment Conference Aims to “Build a Stronger National Movement”

    Divestment from fossil fuel ventures is not symbolic, educator Crystal Lameman says.