“For some politicians and pundits, it’s impossible to discuss Islamophobia in Quebec or Bill 21 and the impending legal challenge without them insisting it’s Quebec bashing. There is no room for nuance in their statements because they don’t want there to be any. It’s performative outrage that’s purely meant to distract.”
“People say I’m controversial,” Madonna said in 2016, “but I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.” Bingo.
“This year’s lineup at the Wildside Festival is a celebration of the city’s diversity and its distinct French heritage and soul, with English-speaking organizers and translators openly professing their love of francophone Québécois culture.”
44-year-old Fritznel Richard, an asylum seeker from Haiti who was trying to reunite with his family for Christmas, froze to death in the St-Bernard-de-Lacolle woods near a crossing point between Canada and the U.S.
More than merely superstition and naive symbolism about luck and abundance, new-year rituals from different cultures are about finding meaning in life, re-establishing control and re-emerging triumphant.
“Every print ad, every TV commercial, every carefully curated Instagram story or Facebook post, every Hallmark Christmas movie makes us expect too much. It’s a bottomless pit and a vicious circle and it’s oh so dangerous for our mental health.”
“How much tragedy is random and how much have we learned to tolerate? I can’t help but notice that far too many lives have been lost recently in senseless road accidents.”
The organization has put out a call for financial donations, essentials for parents and kids (especially newborns) and more helping hands.
Higher rates of mental health problems and poverty, plus difficulty accessing support services, paints an alarming picture for anglo dads in Quebec according to a new study.
A recent statement by CAQ MNA Martine Biron, who’s also the Minister for the Status of Women, was particularly tone deaf given the legal challenge against the Quebec secularism law that’s currently in the courts.