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Editorial: Montreal voters will have their say on integrity
Editorials

Editorial: Montreal voters will have their say on integrity

Integrity must replace corruption at city hall. Nothing anyone says or does now can change the fact that Montreal taxpayers have been ripped off royally by a system of corruption and collusion, payoffs and kickbacks, threats and greed. The code of honour expected of the civil service has been replaced […]

Columnists

Hiring a lawyer can be traumatic—better know what you’re in for

You have left a certain amount of money as a retainer; will you ever see any of it again? To what use will it be put? You know you will have to pay for the time the lawyer uses to write letters or make phone calls, but there was also […]

Columnists

Word Nerd: Skunk’s aroma wafts through English words

If a reader peruses this article, should I be a) disinterested, or b) nonplussed? It depends on the meaning ascribed to the three italicized words. Let me explain. Traditionally, “disinterested” meant impartial, but nowadays the majority of people use it to mean “not interested.” I regret this modern usage because […]

Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions
Features / Reviews & Previews

Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions

  Persephone Productions’ monochrome set, black with chalk outlines, coupled with the charcoal clothing worn by Hamlet and his peers, gives the tale of the Danish prince a pre-Technicolor, BBC-miniseries feel. Christopher Moore’s Hamlet is appropriately sulky, Clive Brewer’s Polonius cloying, loveable, brilliant in a way that has the audience thinking, […]

Reviews & Previews

Recipe for eternal youth: children and music

A joyful concert will take place at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul this month. More than 25 children between 3 and 14 who attend music classes at the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre will share the stage with renowned Montreal jazz pianist Oliver Jones in a program […]

RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices
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RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices

To celebrate its 15th birthday, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has come up with a unique approach to showcase the greatest docs ever made. Within its regular programming, they have created a special section of 15 films proposed by 15 well-known people in the world of film. Composer of […]

STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis
Features

STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis

The public will never know how the STM will deal with the public transit worker who is alleged to have insulted a passenger and put her into a headlock during a dispute involving a malfunctioning métro fare machine. The STM must heed Quebec’s act respecting access to documents held by […]

Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors
Features

Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors

As there is no limit to human imagination, there is no limit to the forms fraud can take, experts say. And it can happen to anyone. Recently, The Senior Times received an email that seemed to come from Gemma Raeburn, a business professional and community leader we had written about […]

Santiago, Chile: Serenity and urban art
Features / Travel

Santiago, Chile: Serenity and urban art

If there is a safer, cleaner and more accessible city than Santiago, Chile, we haven’t been there. What makes the city so easy to visit is the main thoroughfare, O’Higgins Avenue, and the three subway routes: one runs along O’Higgins, one to the north and one to the south. Ever-present […]

Superstorm Sandy: It takes a storm to show us how precious life is
Columnists

Superstorm Sandy: It takes a storm to show us how precious life is

As I write from the safety and luxury of my Manhattan hotel, it’s 24 hours after hundreds of New Yorkers and New Jersey residents discovered their homes were destroyed by fire or submerged in water, their businesses gone with the wind, their lives turned inside out till further notice. We […]