Category : Opinion

Peladeau and Joly

By: Dan Laxer   Nothing about the current provincial election campaign could be described as sublime. But this past week it has officially descended into the ridiculous. Former mayoral candidate, Melanie Joly has actually had to publicly deny rumours that she and ...

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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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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Story by:  Janice Burdon     “There’s got to be more to Christmas than this,” muttered Jenny to herself as she trudged through the large department store trying to figure out what to get her niece for Christmas.  Every year was the same.  ...

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

By: Dan Laxer   Toronto used to be derisively referred to as the Centre of the Universe due to its perceived arrogance, having sucked all the life and population out of Montreal. But, oh, how the mighty have fallen indeed. Toronto would ...

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Mary Poppins’ Charter of Values

by Bonnie Wurst   While pondering the ‘Charter Affirming The Values Of Secularism And The Religious Neutrality Of The State, As Well As The Equality Of Men And Women, And The Framing Of Accommodation Requests’ of Quebec’ or ‘Bill 60’, the new ...

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Coderre may be the Mayor

Keep your friends close… By: Dan Laxer The media used to poke fun at Prime Minister Jean Chretien for his struggles with the English language, until research surfaced showing that he would make the same types of mistakes in French as he ...

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On-The-Throne Speech

by Bonnie Wurst   After proroguing the government in September, the fourth time since becoming Prime Minister in 2006, Stephen Harper’s government kicked off the new session of Parliament on October 16th with a Throne Speech. But I’m not clear on whether ...

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