Montreal Has The Capacity To Lead By Example

One of the things that excites me the most about living in Montreal right now is the conversation on the political left that happens here. That conversation is alive here and I think in very real ways, it is the one province and the one city within this country that has the capacity to change the rest of the country in leadership by example. So I’m very excited about that. I’ve just spent two weeks, actually this month, I spent the last two weeks basically making protest posters and banners for a recent Earth Day protest that just went by.

And I think artists here in Montreal actually are absolutely taking the lead. And so that’s what I want to see. That’s what I need to see. Like I’m kinda ready to give everything for that. Just to sort of create the conditions whereby we as artists get to lead the process of change through creativity and not something enforced, not something that we push on people, ram down their throats, because authoritarianism, it’s risky territory. We can’t have that. I think we need to lead by creative example.