Financial Fitness: Your legacy is in your hands

Financial Fitness: Your legacy is in your hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you might not have known that August was “What Will Be Your Legacy?” Month. Still, you might want to use September to act on one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy. A legacy isn’t simply a […]

Syd Kronish, president of the Cote St. Luc Men’s Club, (left) thanks Irwin Cotler for his talk. (Photo by Jack Frank)

Irwin Cotler: Antisemitism new global threat

By Sid Birns Last month Irwin Cotler spoke to over 300 club members of the Côte St. Luc Senior Men’s Club on international terrorism and antisemitism. Cotler talked about the explosion of international terrorism and global antisemitism as an assault on our fundamental values and proposed what Canada and the […]

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Legal Ease: Learning about “made-in-Quebec” wills

It is important for everyone, no matter how young or old, to make a will. If you fail to do so, you will die “intestate” and the consequences for your loved ones may not be what you had hoped for. If you do not have a will, the law of […]

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Word Nerd: Down the foxhole of First World War vocabulary

As this year marks the centenary of the commencement of First World War, it occurs to me that one of the reasons for the immense popularity of the television series Downton Abbey derives from the dynamic era it displayed in earlier seasons. During the helter-skelter years of WWI great social […]

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Celebrate friendship and romance in Paris

  This summer, marked 50 years since my husband, George, and I, then two immigrant nine-year-olds from opposite sides of the globe, met in the hallway of an Outremont apartment building. To celebrate our 34th year as a married couple, we went to Paris. Our window of opportunity was two […]

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Flavour Guy: Lessons I learned at the frying pan

I am an analog guy adrift in a digital world. Adrift, but not yet lost. I have my computers and a not-so-smart phone. I tweet, check Facebook and linkup on Linkedin; yeah, I’m hip to the jive. But that doesn’t mean I want to live there. Work requires that I […]

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Geraldine Doucet celebrates new adventure

The veteran actress is now the first director of theatre at Projet C & D (Centre héritage pour aînés), a new Montreal North senior day centre. Their planned internet radio channel will offer seniors the chance to tell their life stories and participate in Doucet’s Radio Theatre Project. “I am […]

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Preview: Heureux Naufrage (Fortunate Shipwreck)

The Charter of Values, as proposed by the former Parti Québécois government, raised inter-communal tensions, sparked an impassioned debate, and is now history. But what about the back-story, the historical developments that saw Quebec transformed from one of the world’s most pious Roman Catholic enclaves to this latest push for […]

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Facebook fraudsters exploit new territory

This summer, a public education campaign was launched in Nanaimo, BC, after one local senior was defrauded of almost $7,000, another lost $3,500 and a third unwittingly gave away $24,000. The method used was the now well-known grandson scam, which first appeared in 2008. It victimizes seniors by playing on […]

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Catholic Church engages in healing

A reporter asked Pope Francis last summer a question about the status of gay priests in the church. While his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had characterized homosexuality as “an intrinsic moral evil,” Pope Francis answered: “Who am I to judge them?” His attitude reflects a time of renewal and openness […]