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A few weeks ago, Hydro-Quebec made the decision to cede its land in Beauharnois so that Google could build a data center on it. A land-use decision worthy of another era and yet another example to add to the long list of poorly thought out projects in Quebec that have caused the disappearance of some 35,000 hectares of land over the past 20 years. A government corporation...
Actualité - 31 May 2021 - Tag : Farmland, Hydro-Québec, Organization
We can’t eat residential development projects. We can’t eat innovation centres.
Actualité - 2 December 2020 - Tag : agricultural, Farmland
Devlin Kuyek, Montreal researcher for Barcelona-based nonprofit GRAIN, will speak on the consequences of the land grab on local community subsistsence in West Africa.  Devlin Kuyek is the author of Good Crop/Bad Crop: Seed politics and the future of food in Canada (2007). He has an MA in environmental science from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and has been with...
Événement - 23 July 2012 - Tag : Farmland, Organization, Public Lectures
By Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and deputy executive director of Equiterre For several weeks now, the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC), which includes the island of Montreal, Laval, Longueuil and the North Shore, has been holding consultations on its first ever proposal for a land use and development plan (PMAD). Some question whether Greater Montreal really needs a...
Actualité - 31 October 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Farmland, Land use, Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC)
Boisbriand, October 13, 2011 – Equiterre presented a brief at a North Shore hearing on the MMC's proposed Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan (PMAD), expressing concern that the plan, which is expected to come into effect in January 2012, does not do enough to (1) promote public transit and (2) protect farmland on the outskirts of our city. 
Communiqué - 17 October 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Farmland, Land use, Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC)