The province’s strict limits on admissions for family reunification, and subsequent delays that make the wait three times longer here than in the ROC, have led to profoundly heartbreaking human consequences.
“Undocumented migrants in the U.S. pay BILLIONS in taxes to fund services they will, in most cases, never be able to take advantage of. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department has found that the top 1% of American earners evade $163-billion in taxes annually.”
Back from the holidays and down in the polls, the CAQ produced a partisan ad with some unintentional entertainment value, including echoes of Taylor Swift singing, “It’s me! Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me.”
The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre has added a chat feature to meet young people where they are and provide added anonymity to facilitate taking that necessary first step to denounce violence and seek out help.
“Every migration expert I have ever spoken to warned that closing Roxham Road would create jobs for human smugglers, one of whom — hired to guide Ana Karen Vasquez-Flores by text message as she walked alone in the woods across the U.S./Canadian border — is now facing extradition from Canada to the U.S.”
We spoke with parents and teachers about the need for fewer distractions for students in class and whether the ban will solve attention-span issues or create new problems.
“Quebecers, Canadians and, I suspect, most of the world feel a little worse for wear these days as we collectively navigate rising political tensions, stubborn inflation, creeping culture wars and global existential angst about what’s to come next.”
“It’s intellectually dishonest for Quebec nationalists to suddenly pretend to be so invested in the national anthem when they’re usually busy disparaging all things Canada. If the only time you care about the national anthem is when it’s not performed in French, you don’t really care about the national anthem.”
“It was a historic moment when federal and provincial politicians found the courage to push aside the strikes paralyzing our schools and hospitals, our overflowing ERs and a national housing and cost-of-living crisis so they could bravely unite to strike the final blow in the relentless war against Christmas.”
“The simple reality is that gender parity isn’t attained with wishful thinking. It sometimes requires concrete action.”