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Letter to the Editor: Cuts to Canadian Food Inspection Agency are dangerous

Dear Editor, In June, the Conservatives chose to make significant cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the omnibus budget bill. Liberals voted against these cuts because Canadians deserve to feel confident that their food supply is protected just as our farmers and ranchers deserve safe and stable business. […]

Lower-cost housing in Montreal’s west end sets higher standard
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Lower-cost housing in Montreal’s west end sets higher standard

by Irwin Block If you’re old enough to remember Monkland High School on West Hill, you’re probably eligible to rent an apartment there. Since 1987, when it was converted into apartments for autonomous seniors, it has been known as Résidence Monkland—one of several affordable, accessible and attractive not-for-profit places to […]

Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip
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Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip

by Mark Medicoff Autumn is a somber time, yet it regales us with its fiery splendour. The season’s mood urges us to reflect on life’s beauty as well as its uncertainty. So in tune with the autumn’s offerings, here are day-trip ideas to scoop you out of the armchair traveler’s […]

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Manhattan is a dangerous place. Beware of helpful people with dogs

by Harry Rolnick A Montreal ami asked me to find him a hotel for his forthcoming trip to New York, with the provision that the hotel be in a “safe neighborhood.” A worldly gentleman who has lived everywhere and done everything, his fears astonished me. On second thought, though, I […]

White Light Festival to brighten New York till Nov. 19
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White Light Festival to brighten New York till Nov. 19

by Harry Rolnick The great Persian poet Hafiz was once told that life enters the human body with the help of music. He replied, “That isn’t quite true. Life itself is music.” This should be the essence of the most magical musical month in New York, the White Light Festival, […]

At Montreal’s Gryphon d’Or, high tea comes with tiaras
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At Montreal’s Gryphon d’Or, high tea comes with tiaras

by Barbara Moser Burnt orange walls and wooden tables and chairs give this cozy tearoom a warm and welcoming feeling. Paintings by Montreal artist Shirley Katz lined the walls when we visited Gryphon d’Or for lunch. We were invited to find a table and choose our lunch from the blackboard […]

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Trivia and quiz book is full of surprises

by Kristine Berey Do you know what alcoholic drink is associated with Mexico? What about the name and year of the first musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein? Do you care? If you flip through Questions, Quizzes and Quotations by Benny Beattie, who spent eight years compiling this huge range […]

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August: An Afternoon in the Country: Where rural squabbles play out

by Byron Toben After the opening of the well-acted and directed August, An Afternoon in the Country, I asked two theatre people what they thought. Without having talked to each other, they each said: “Tennessee Williams comes to Témiscamingue,” which was my reaction as well. This English premiere by an […]

Côte St. Luc Men’s Club man of year – and socks
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Côte St. Luc Men’s Club man of year – and socks

by Sid Birns Bill Taylor became Man of the Year at a presentation at the Côte St. Luc Senior Men’s Club last month. Lawrence Bergman, MNA for D’Arcy McGee, thanked Taylor for his accomplishments and dedication to getting the best and most interesting speakers for the club. Bergman was that week’s […]

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Author Peter Beinart to outline views of Israel

Controversial author Peter Beinart is coming to Montreal to outline his views on the future of Israel, as described in his recent book the Crisis of Zionism. A Rhodes Scholar and former editor of The New Republic, Beinart argues that a democratic Israel must end the occupation of the West […]