Forum Parlementaire Mondial

Together for people’s rights. The World Parliamentary Forum will bring together progressive elected representatives from several countries on Wednesday, August 10 at the "Cœur des sciences de l’UQAM". Our guests will discuss the challenges facing the political left and social movements while formulating potential solutions. Come and take part in the conversation.

Program

8:30 AM

Arrival and registration

9:00 AM

Opening session : The joint challenges of the left and social movements

Françoise David – Québec solidaire, Québec
Helmut Scholz – Die Linke (GUE/NGL), European Parliament
Christophe Aguiton – ATTAC, France
Francisco Torrealba – Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, Venezuela
Moderator : Ronald Cameron – Alternatives, Québec

9:30 AM

Common struggles for peace, democracy and migrant and refugee rights

Alirio Uribe – Polo Democrático Alternativo, Colombia
Selma Irmak – Parti démocratique des peuples (HDP), Turkey
Helmut Scholz – Die Linke (GUE/NGL), European Parliament
Aloha Nuñez – Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, Venezuela
Basel Ghattas – The National Democratic Assembly - The Joint List, Israel
Moustafa Barghouti – Palestinian National Initiative and Palestine Legislative Council, Palestine
Moderator : Vittorio Agnoletto – University of Milan, Italy

11:00 AM

Resisting austerity politics to put an end to the lies of the 1%

Françoise David – Québec solidaire, Québec
Andrej Hunko – Die Linke, Germany
Julie Ward – The Labour Party (S&D), European Parliament
Eulàlia Reguant – Candidatura d'Unitat Popular, Catalonia
Natassa Theodorakopoulou – Central Committee of SYRIZA, Greece
Moderator : Nick Dearden – Global Justice Now, United-Kingdom

2:00 PM

Free trade agreements : popular resistance and alternatives

Amir Khadir – Québec solidaire, Québec
Charles Santiago – Democratic Action Party, Malaysia
Anne-Marie Mineur – Socialistische Partij (GUE/NGL), European Parliament
Hélène Laverdière - Nouveau parti démocratique, Canada
Nathalie Guay – Confédération des syndicats nationaux et Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale, Québec
Moderator : Brid Brennan – Transnational Institute y Stop Transnational Corporations' campaign, The Netherlands

3:45 PM

Environmental, social and climate justice : cross-challenges

Manon Massé – Québec solidaire, Québec
Ghyslain Picard – Chef de l’Assemblée des Premières Nations Québec-Labrador
Leocadio Juracan – Convergencia, Guatemala
Brando Benifei – Italy Partito Democratico (S&D), European Parliament
Geneviève Azam – ATTAC, France
Moderator : Alima Boumediene-Thiery – Member of Ensemble, France

5:15 PM

Closing session : Final declaration

Manon Massé – Québec solidaire, Québec
Anne-Marie Mineur – Socialistische Partij (GUE/NGL), European Parliament
Hisyar Ozsoy – Parti démocratique des peuples (HDP), Turkey

Parliamentarians and elected representatives in attendance

Anne-Marie Mineur– Socialistische Partij - GUE/NGL - European Parliament
Helmut Scholz– Die Linke - GUE/NGL - European Parliament
Manon Massé– Québec solidaire- Québec
Françoise David– Québec solidaire - Québec
Amir Khadir– Québec solidaire - Québec
Alexandre Boulerice– Nouveau parti démocratique - Canada
Hélène Laverdière– Nouveau parti démocratique - Canada
Roméo Saganash– Nouveau parti démocratique - Canada
Alirio Uribe– Polo Democrático Alternativo - Colombia
Charles Santiago– Democratic Action Party - Malaysia
Francisco Torrealba– Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela - Venezuela
Aloha Nuñez– Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela - Venezuela
Nosliw Rodriguez– Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela - Venezuela
Ghyslain Picard– Assemblée des Premières Nations Québec-Labrador - Canada
Hisyar Ozsoy– Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - Turkey
Selma Irmak– Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - Turkey
Andrej Hunko– Die Linke - Germany
Richard Arce– Frente Amplio - Peru
Leocadio Juracán Salomé– Convergencia - Guatemala
Maria Arena– Belgian Parti Socialiste - S&D - European Parliament
Brando Benifei– Italy Partito Democratico - S&D - European Parliament
Marlene Mizzi– Malta Partit Laburista - S&D - European Parliament
Duro Claudian Frunzulica– Belgian Parti Socialiste - S&D - European Parliament
Richard Ryan– Projet Montréal - Montreal
Basel Ghattas– The National Democratic Assembly - The Joint List - Israel
Moustafa Barghouti– Palestinian National Initiative and Palestine Legislative Council - Palestine
Julie Ward– The Labour Party - S&D - European Parliament
Eulàlia Reguant– Candidatura d'Unitat Popular - Catalonia
Martine Ouellet– Parti québécois - Québec
Marcel Gosselin– Candidate of Québec solidaire - Québec
Juliano Medeiros– Member of Partido Socialismo e Liberdade - Brazil
Pedro Fuentes– Member of Partido Socialismo e Liberdade - Brazil
Alberto Pujals– Member of Partido Socialismo e Liberdade - Brazil
Cédric Durand– Member of Ensemble - France
Christophe Aguiton– Member of Ensemble - France
Julien Rivoire– Member of Ensemble - France
Christian Darceaux– Member of Ensemble - France
Laurent Péréa– Member of Parti communiste français - France
Cécile Dumas– Member of Parti communiste français - France
Méline Le Gourrierec– Member of Parti communiste français - France

Final declaration of the WPF 2016

Read the declaration
Québec solidaireGUE/NGL
AlternativesPOLO Democrático AlternativoParti Tindakan Demokratik