“As someone who supports Bill 101 and efforts to protect and promote French, I’m not someone you’d normally see at a rally for English language rights. But these aren’t normal times.”
“What We Choose to Remember sheds light on stories that have rarely been heard in public and is a celebration of people whose contributions have been downplayed or ignored. It’s a call to learn about and value each other’s heritage in the hopes of creating a more unified and inclusive Quebec for all.”
“There’s a direct line between misogyny and this desperate, maniacal desire to control women’s bodies. You aren’t pro-life if you care about a baby when it’s in a woman’s womb and then you don’t give a damn about it after it’s born.”
“Some Quebecers insist that the survival of the French language here necessitates pushing everything else aside. If you believe that to be the goal, it’s hard to appreciate today’s more complex Quebec, where many languages and cultures exist and overlap — but come together in French.”
“Musk is not a hero. He’s just a self-serving tech mogul who has the means to afford more extravagant mid-life impulse buys than your average divorced dad. But he’s not that different from former Twitter owner Jack Dorsey, who was also not your friend.”
From the great bungling of Bill 96 amendments to seeing MNAs applaud after voting down an inquiry into CHSLD deaths, it’s been a banner week for feeling like a political orphan in this province.
“Le fait que l’amendement au projet de loi 96 ait suscité panique et inquiétude chez des Québécois anglophones et allophones révèle trois grandes lacunes.”
An amendment to the bill, requiring English CEGEP students to pass three courses in French, is a laudable, necessary move. But it has prompted panic for a number of good reasons.
Outrage over a Laval University job posting that excludes white men exposes the continued dominance of the (white) boys club, even as they push the narrative that they’re the ones being discriminated against.
A 2018 rule-change under the Liberals, which the CAQ refuses to amend, will finally be challenged in court next month.