Category : Dan Laxer

Does Montreal really suck?

By: Dan Laxer There is a written piece that’s been making the rounds on Facebook for a few days, and it’s been getting on my wick a bit. All political entities, towns, cities, provinces, and countries, could benefit from some pointed criticism. ...

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A pox on both their houses

By: Dan laxer “I, the Lord, have called unto you in righteousness, and have taken hold of your hand, and submitted you as the people’s covenant, as a light unto the nations” (Isaiah, 42:6) We’re supposed to be better. We’re supposed to ...

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New Year’s Resolutions

I resolve to leave the new leaves right where they are By: Dan Laxer If you’re reading this, then you’ve likely made it into 2014 relatively unscathed, gingerly negotiating the path of good intentions, punctuating each trepidatious step with “this year I’m ...

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Eske ou pale kreyòl? Pas au Quebec!

I thought we’d done with telling people to “Speak White.” But apparently I was wrong. Two employees of Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies were recently told to do just that after another, unilingual Francophone employee complained that his colleagues had the audacity to ...

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Rubbing Montreal the Wrong Way

By: Dan Laxer I didn’t think you could fit more massage parlours into Montreal. In a city known for its open attitude toward sex, its landscape dotted with strip clubs that feature “danseuses” who just happen to be “nue,” our alternative ...

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50th aniversary of JFK assassination

The Secret Service By: Dan Laxer Last week the world marked the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, but only the 4th to be assassinated. Before him, Presidents McKinley, Garfield, ...

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