They are the city’s homeless, part of the urban culture in North America and a living scar, a condemnation of our post-industrial society and its underside.
Montreal’s fascinating history, ethno-cultural mix, older neighbourhoods, architecture, and geographical setting make it a city for poets.
No one was surprised when a Conservative-dominated Parliamentary committee, examining so-called anti-terrorism legislation, refused to hear Privacy Commissioner Daniel Thouin this winter.
They share similar ethno-cultural backgrounds, went to the same high school, Herzliah, and served as Côte-Saint-Luc mayor. Both admire retiring Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, and now are set to fight it out to replace him in the October federal election.
There were protests around the world, including in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, but the harsh sentence and refusal of President Eisenhower to provide clemency came in the context of Cold War hysteria.
It was Earth Day, the day after Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s budget failed to mention Climate Change, with no new money to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Ménard loves the mountain and, as a founding member of Les amis de la montagne, has worked hard to fight for its integrity. Plus she’s angry with those who pollute it by not picking up after their dogs.
For weeks now, I have been listening to and been inspired by this extraordinary compilation of 18 songs. They’re on on two CDs – music from around the world, beautifully recorded, varied, and a source of continued pleasure. Call them folk, or roots; you don’t have to understand the words to […]
“It’s the end of the masquerade.”