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Bill 62 student protest. Bill 62 march. Friends with Roy Halladay. Sarnia chemical leak.

Concordia in the news
Posted on November 9, 2017

Concordia in the news features stories of Concordians who appear in the news. Discover alumni, students, faculty and experts who recently made an impact in the media.


Current students at Concordia do outstanding academic work and get involved in community projects that improve our quality of life. See what they've been up to:  

  • Global News in Montreal reports (text, reprised by Canada 24 News) on a protest by a group of Concordia students who delivered hundreds of letters addressed to Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée at her Montreal office yesterday. The letters condemn Quebec's Bill 62 provision banning face coverings in the province's public services. Sarah Abou-Bakr, with the Concordia Student Union, is quoted. 
  • TVA Nouvelles (video and text), Le Journal de Montréal (linked by and Le Journal de Québec also report on the Concordia student protest and on plans for a march against Bill 62. Two Concordia professors appear on camera in the TVA report: Emer O'Toole, assistant professor in the School of Irish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science, appearing at the 1:06 mark, and Chedly Belkhodja, principal of and professor in the School of Community and Public Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the 1:12 mark.
  • Concordia student Sean Clayton (accounting, finance) is featured in coverage by numerous media outlets of reaction to the death of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay in the crash of Halladay's two-seater airplane into the Gulf of Mexico. Clayton was a cancer patient when he met Halladay through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and had kept in touch with the ballplayer: National PostThe Toronto StarCBC Toronto (text, linked byEastern Ontario Network Television), Radio-Canada Toronto (text), The Globe and Mail  (two stories, here andhere), The Halifax Chronicle HeraldCFJC KamloopsGuelph Today,  and Fansided.
  • The Toronto Star, reporting on a chemical leak from a plant near Sarnia, Ontario, references a collaborative investigative journalism project involving Concordia journalism students. The series of articles, reproduced in the National Observer, focuses on chemical spills and other industrial pollution, notably in Saskatchewan and in Ontario.
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