The incidents appear to be sporadic, but taken together represent what seems to be a disturbing pattern: actions by elected municipal officials that limit the legitimate and fundamental rights of religious freedom and freedom of expression.
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Recent developments in the horrific Hamas-Israeli conflict make it clear that progress toward peaceful accommodation is impossible with this terrorist gang. At least it’s clear for all whose minds are not clouded by pre-conceived notions of right-and-wrong in the region. Once again, and regrettably, the 1.8 million Palestinians living in […]
We all deserve the great weather that is unfolding to our collective delight. The winter was hard, and spring was peppered with rain and cold and unfulfilled expectations. But now that summer is with us, it’s time to take advantage of every daylight moment. Some of us are lucky enough […]
Quebec’s April 7 provincial election focused sharply early in the campaign on the arrival of media mogul Pierre Karl Péladeau onto the active political scene as a Parti Québécois candidate in St. Jérôme. It was less his raised fist and pledge to work to turn Quebec into an independent country […]
It’s been a long winter, brightened by the brilliant performance of our Canadian athletes at the Olympic Games in Sochi. But now that it’s over, we have to face the grim reality of our political winter. The prospect of a spring provincial election, with the Parti Québécois comfortably ahead in […]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel and Jordan last month in which he reinforced Canada’s already strong support for the Jewish state got a mixed reaction in major Israeli and Canadian media. Bernie Farber, former CEO of the now-defunct Canadian Jewish Congress, wrote that Harper’s “giant hug of the […]
The tragic seniors residence fire in idyllic L’Isle Verte that claimed the lives of 32 seniors was an avoidable tragedy. All of Quebec’s elderly—not just those with reduced mobility and autonomy—deserve protection and care in their declining years. The men and women who perished deserved better, and what is shocking […]
Poverty can be a cruel and painful condition, especially when the have-nots are bombarded by the buy! buy! buy! messages of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday consumer society. Try to imagine raising a family as a minimum-wage worker and paying for rent, food, clothing, medication and school supplies on $406 a […]
When the Office Québécoise de la langue française was proposed 35 years ago, it was the object of both delight and scorn. For the PQ government of René Lévesque, it was necessary to stop the erosion of French in Quebec. For many anglos, it was a direct assault on the […]