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Norman Cornett at the Jazz Festival
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Quebec must consider “the other” in values debate

The murderous attacks by Muslim fanatics against cartoonists in France, Denmark, and Holland who dared to deride Islam raises a fundamental question: should there be limits to free speech when it comes to the cherished values and sensibilities of religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslims and Jews?

François Ouimet photo by Julie Blanche
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Frank Zappa’s music at the Thomas More Institute

“As a conductor, I was taught the importance of developing a thorough and wide-ranging artistic culture. TMI has made this possible for me.”

Quebec should create anglo office: Graham Fraser
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Quebec should create anglo office: Graham Fraser

Graham Fraser is making waves with a suggestion – he first calls it “an idea worth considering” – that Quebec needs some kind of permanent secretariat for Anglo communities in the province.

Pascale Déry photo by Barbara Moser.
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Pascale Déry: We’re warming up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

First impressions mean a lot, and television journalist Pascale Déry immediately impresses with her sparkling personality, positive outlook, friendly approach, and grasp of political issues.

Call for volunteers: Winter 2015
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Call for volunteers: Winter 2015

MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre seeks volunteers for visually-impaired clients in St-Laurent, NDG, Hampstead, Côte-St-Luc, Montreal, and LaSalle, to visit, help with shopping, take walks, read mail, or converse with clients.  rhindi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca, 514-488-5552 X 1324 TEL-AIDE urgently needs volunteer listeners to respond to calls from people in distress. Next training sessions occur […]

Patrick Jr., Patrick, and Josephine MacFadden. (Photo: Lois Siegel)
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A tribute to Patrick D. MacFadden

A university education is much more than lectures, books, research papers, and exams. It’s about the people you meet, professors and fellow students, the extra curricular activities you take part in, and the resulting ideas, debates, and insights.

New citizenship medal to honour  D’Arcy-McGee activists
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New citizenship medal to honour D’Arcy-McGee activists

Residents of D’Arcy McGee riding will be eligible for a new award that recognizes outstanding work in the community.

Margaret Lock, professor of social studies in medicine at McGill. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Life choices may influence Alzheimer’s, researcher says

A clinical trial based in Medellin, Colombia, could help us understand how to identify and possibly treat Alzheimer’s disease. Margaret Lock, professor of social studies in medicine at McGill, cited this study as part of her overview of the research in The Alzheimer’s Enigma in an Aging World at this […]

A sign in Finland warns citizens to beware of pickpockets.
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Be a shopper, not a victim

Criminals can be very creative in their modus operandi.

Russian rabbi, artist unknown.
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Rabbi Arik Ascherman and his peers fight for human rights

For Rabbi Arik Ascherman, a human rights activist in Israel and the Occupied Territories, it is important for Palestinians to see a kippa-wearing Jew on their side.