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.
Quebec musicians who sing in other languages don’t often get the support that francophone artists do, raising the question of who’s allowed to belong in this province.
“Legault is operating a full-scale scare campaign about the fragility of the French language, using tired clichés about anglophones and outdated statistics about allophones.”
A new documentary tracks the seamless transition from the progressive Quiet Revolution movement to the CAQ’s right-wing populism.
“Both educators and parents at Barthélemy-Vimont school in Parc Ex believe Bill 96 will create major obstacles not only for children’s education, but also for the parents’ economic and cultural integration, and their confidence in Quebec institutions.”
“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.”