“The study confirms what many of us feared: Bill 21 has worsened perceptions of religious minorities while making those minorities feel marginalized in their own home.”
“There’s a humanity and resilience there that I can’t describe without sounding naïve, and that spirit often defies logic. This is a place where people celebrate life with zeal and verve, as if they know it could all be wiped out tomorrow. Because it can.”
Recent coverup revelations and assault allegations have revealed the sheer number of abuse-apologists and victim-shamers on social and tabloid media.
So-called freedom of expression advocates are in a tizzy after a CRTC ruling criticized the use of the N-word by Radio-Canada in relation to a well-known Quebec book from the 1960s, despite its author’s eventual denunciation of what he once stood for.
Montreal’s audacious new installation is stirring up the same criticisms that have always been lobbed at public art, from the Eiffel Tower to the Bean to Nuns’ Island’s infamous roundabout sculptures, closer to home.