Waves of change in Quebec: A story beyond language
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Waves of change in Quebec: A story beyond language

In today’s media landscape there is 24/7 news coverage of each new “wave” of Covid. Talking heads on TV and Zoom parse the difference between the Delta and Omicron variants. There’s no lack of discussion either, around the dinner table or on social media about the pandemic, the viability of our healthcare system, and the…

Lawsuit challenging Bill 21 filed by EMSB
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Lawsuit challenging Bill 21 filed by EMSB

Lawsuit challenging Bill 21 – On Monday October 21st, the EMSB filed a lawsuit against Bill 21, the Quebec government’s ban on religious symbols. The Bill not only prohibits provincial employees in ‘positions of authority’ from wearing religious symbols at work, but also public sector employees – that includes teachers working in public schools. The…

At odds with Montreal’s diversity
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At odds with Montreal’s diversity

Last weekend the Quebec legislature was busy giving their approval –not with great displeasure on the part of the opposition– to two controversial pieces of legislation tabled by the CAQ government: Bill 9 that reforms immigration to the province, and Bill 21 on secularism. While Bill 9 will have some immediate adverse effects on those…

Trudeau demands Hampstead Mayor apologize for ethnic cleansing comment
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Trudeau demands Hampstead Mayor apologize for ethnic cleansing comment

Last Friday April 5th during a meeting in Cote St. Luc with other politicians and community leaders, Hampstead Mayor William Steinberg voiced his opinion and disapproval with Quebec’s highly controversial Bill 21 – a bill that would forbid public sector employees ‘in position of authority’ from wearing religious symbols at work. The bill, that has…