Sonya Peres

About Sonya Peres

Sonya Manchanda Peres is a recent graduate from McGill University. She is passionate about environmental justice and sustainable development.

The Canadian Government’s Unjust Behaviour Is Increasingly Evident In The Kinder Morgan Dilemma

The twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline by Texan infrastructure company Kinder Morgan has created a rift in Canadian politics and society, even before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the project in late November 2016. The Trans Mountain Pipeline is a pipeline that transports crude oil from the landlocked province […]

Many Undocumented Migrants Fear Using Food Stamps Under The Trump Administration

My previous reports and articles have highlighted the level of food insecurity in Canada and the United States, despite hindrances such as conflict and climate change-related disasters or events not making much of an effect on food production or distribution. To reiterate, around 12% of the American and Canadian households […]

Justin Trudeau Meets With Alberta And British Columbia Premiers To Discuss The Kinder Morgan Pipeline

On Sunday April 15th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Alberta Premier Rachel Notely, and British Columbia Premier John Horgan in Ottawa, the country’s capital, to discuss new developments on the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline, a project spearheaded by Texas-based infrastructure giant, […]

Sinclair Broadcasting Group Presents Threat To American Democracy

Freedom of the press, information and expression is a crucial element to a democracy; these freedoms allow populations to seek unlimited information, develop personal preferences and values and consequently make informed decisions. Freedom of the press is covered in the First Amendment to the United States’ Constitution and section 2 […]

Pope Francis Refuses To Issue An Apology For Catholic Church’s Involvement In Canadian Residential Schools

On 28 March 2018, Bishop Lionel Gendron, President of the Canadian Conference for Catholic Bishops, wrote a letter revealing that Pope Francis, the 266th head of the Catholic Church, decided he cannot “personally respond” to requests from Canadians for an apology on behalf of the Catholic Church for its involvement […]

The Kinder Morgan Pipeline Is One Of Many Examples Of Environmental Racism

Last month, the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study indicating that Black communities and people of colour in the United States disproportionately experience environmental pollution (with Black communities as much as 3 times more likely to live amid environmental pollution), as many polluting industries locate themselves right […]

Communities Across Brazil Mourn The Death Of Politician And Activist Marielle Franco

On March 14th, Brazilian politician and activist, Marielle Franco, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro by two unknown attackers who fired nine shots at her car, also killing her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes.  38-year old Marielle Franco is remembered as a groundbreaking Black, gay female activist, who spoke out against rampant […]

Thousands Gather In British Columbia To Protest The Expansion Of The Trans Mountain Pipeline

On March 10th, thousands of people near Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)  protested the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, spearheaded by Texas-based infrastructure giant, Kinder Morgan. The Trans Mountain Pipeline, originally built in 1953, currently carries 300,000 barrels of oil products per day from the tar sands in Alberta to […]