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Hearing and Being Heard: Citizens Attend Public Consultation on Canadian Climate Policy

Around 200 concerned citizens and environmental activists packed into the Loyola Chapel on Thursday evening to listen — and be heard — on the topic of Canada’s climate change plan.

The event was hosted by Marc Garneau, the federal minister of transport, as part of a series of public consultations on climate change, which the federal government says will help shape government policy.

“I want feedback from you — the government of Canada wants feedback from you,” Garneau told the audience at the start of the event. “Your comments will all be fed in as input to the government’s work in … addressing the environmental challenges that we’re talking about.” Continue reading Hearing and Being Heard: Citizens Attend Public Consultation on Canadian Climate Policy

Concordia University Establishes Response Team for Victims of Sexual Violence

A new sexual violence policy is in effect at Concordia University this school year, which aims to improve and streamline support resources for victims of sexual assault and various forms of sexual harassment on campus.

The policy was created by a working group led by Lisa Ostiguy, Concordia’s deputy provost, and also included Jennifer Drummond, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Centre. The group was set up to act on recommendations from Concordia’s sexual assault report, released in August 2015. Continue reading Concordia University Establishes Response Team for Victims of Sexual Violence

Montreal Activists #FightFor15

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Around 250 people gathered outside the Jean-Talon metro station Friday evening for a demonstration supporting a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Quebec.

The event was part of a two-day string of protests in North America under the #FightFor15 movement, which was started by American fast-food workers seeking a living wage in 2012. Continue reading Montreal Activists #FightFor15

Concordia Professor “Attacked” by Montreal Cops: David Waddington Plans to Launch Complaint Against the SPVM

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David Waddington, an associate professor in Concordia University, is filing a complaint against the SPVM for an incident on Wednesday night. Photo Matt D’Amours

(Originally published on December 11, 2015) On Wednesday evening, David Waddington, an associate professor in Concordia University’s department of education, went on Facebook and posted about his experience running into an anti-austerity protest on his way home from work that night.

“I got attacked by the Montreal cops tonight,” Waddington wrote, and went on to describe the alleged assault by a member of the SPVM’s riot squad. Continue reading Concordia Professor “Attacked” by Montreal Cops: David Waddington Plans to Launch Complaint Against the SPVM

Concordia Students Join ASSÉ Demo During Province-wide Strike

(Originally published on November 7, 2015) Around 3,000 students and supporters marched through the streets of Downtown Montreal on Thursday to denounce the Quebec Liberal government’s austerity measures.

The march lasted nearly three hours and eventually ended with a hundred or so remaining protesters dispersing at the entrance of Berri metro station on Ste. Catherine St.

Montreal police confirmed that one person was arrested during the march for breaking a municipal bylaw, but could not confirm the nature of the offense by press time. Continue reading Concordia Students Join ASSÉ Demo During Province-wide Strike

Confusion at Concordia Voting Stations: Some Voters Turned Away Due to Misinformation

(Originally published on October 10, 2015) Some Concordia faculty, staff and students were turned away while trying to vote on campus Friday.

The disruption was based on “erroneous information,” according to Concordia University, to the community that residents of any district could vote at the LB Building between Oct. 9 and 12. Continue reading Confusion at Concordia Voting Stations: Some Voters Turned Away Due to Misinformation

The Download – Anatomy of a Protest (27/03/15)

A condensed audio record of Friday’s anti-austerity protest, featuring narration by Download host Matt D’Amours, and Link editors Julian McKenzie and Brandon Johnston.

The Download – March 26, 2015

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Download, featuring stories from thelinknewspaper.ca.
Listen about student strikes in Montreal, an update about the life of a deported minor in Mexico and a discussion with Julian McKenzie on the untold stories and problems of concussions in football.
Concordia Prof Brooke Jeffrey speaks about her new book “Dismantling Canada.”

Matt also has a minor meltdown…

The Download – March 12, 2015

Your weekly audio fix has arrived! This episode is packed with stories from our print edition – from tripping on salvia, the methodology behind this week’s Get Born cover, and updates on Stingers sports.

There’s lots more inside, so have a listen!

THE DOWNLOAD – FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of The Download, with stories from this week’s print edition of The Link Newspaper.

Featuring stories from our special Design and Space issue, Stingers updates, news and fringy Valentines Day date suggestions. Have a listen!