“The simple reality is that gender parity isn’t attained with wishful thinking. It sometimes requires concrete action.”
“Als defensive back Marc-Antoine Dequoy enthusiastically celebrating the team’s win on Sunday in a now legendary post-game interview was a bit in your face, very shouty and not overly composed. But really… who can blame him? Well, some did, but I think they’re wrong.”
We spoke with MUHC psychiatric nurses about why they launched a fundraiser for their unit, and what the province needs to do to improve mental health services and reduce the need for acute care.
“Chef-restaurateur Dyan Solomon is a big part of what makes Montreal special, but before she fell in love with the city after arriving here from Kingston, ON, she was one of those dreaded McGill students the current government would rather see decrease in number.”
We spoke with several Montrealers — and one Ottawa parent whose daughter had considered studying here — about their frustration, disappointment and anger over the Quebec government’s decision to double tuition for out-of-province university students.
“‘It’s such a secret place, the land of tears’ is a line from The Little Prince, one befitting not only the grief I see on people’s faces on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — each locked in their own reality of loss, often unable to see the other’s — but also how I see the Middle East: as a perpetual place of conflict and mourning throughout my entire lifetime.”
“Indigenous Peoples are not losers of history asking for the beneficence of a superior people. They’re human beings with a commitment to preserving their own existence, which is a basic human right.”
Between a Nazi being invited to the House of Commons to revelations about a Quebec neo-Nazi, a lack of education about historical atrocities abroad and the simultaneous shameful treatment of Jews at home is showing.
“While his peers readily acknowledged his work’s ‘queer sensibility,’ it’s equally important to point out how much Montreal and Quebec’s joie de vivre also influenced his visual choices.”
“This is how racism and xenophobia seep in. Via sensationalistic newspaper articles that breed suspicion. Or via casual debates on TV panels presenting these thoughts as ‘common sense.’ Eventually, that carefully manufactured fear blows up in someone’s face.”