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Ex-présidente de la Commission-Jeunesse du Parti libéral du Québec, Maripier Isabelle est titulaire d'un diplôme de premier cycle en mandarin et termine actuellement une maîtrise en science économique à l'Université Laval. Dès l'automne prochain, elle sera candidate au doctorat dans cette même discipline à l'Université de Toronto. Impliquée dans les milieux communautaire, politique et universitaire, le débat public constitue son terrain de prédilection.

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Mr. Lisee, Do Not Confuse Your Own Stance With That of Quebec's

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 5:27 PM

This Charter of Values is a minority government's stand. It could be called a political stand. It is not a people's stand.

And despite Minister Jean-Francois Lisee's grandiloquent title in a letter he sent on Jan. 10 to the New York Times, it is definitely not Quebec's latest stand.

When...

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Charter of Values: Down the Road of Unacceptable Discrimination

(9) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:19 PM

As the debate is heating up in Quebec about religious accommodations, it would be a worthwhile idea to consider some balanced policy options. For instance, adopting a code that would guide citizens, institutions and businesses who face different demands of religious and cultural accommodations could help in easing interactions within...

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Can We Still Trust Polls?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 11:26 AM

We have all heard of that Jurassic era when gigantic and fierce vertebrate creatures were ruling the world. The laws of evolution being what they are, no living soul has ever seen dinosaurs. They nonetheless remain a scientific curiosity, creatures of our imagination, starring in the children's cartoons airing on...

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Statscan's National Household Survey Is Not a 'Small' Data Problem

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 9:09 AM

Statistics Canada should pride itself on releasing first-class data to the public and decision makers.

Instead, the national statistical agency is minimizing the impact of the federal government's decision to abandon the mandatory long form census in 2010, and to replace it by the voluntary...

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Tuition Fees: When the PQ's Problems Seemed So Far Away

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 4:48 PM

Yesterday...
All my troubles seemed so far away...

Those might be the words going round the head of Premier Pauline Marois and her minister for higher Education, Pierre Duchesne, looking back at last summer, before their Parti Québécois won last September's provincial election in Québec. At that...

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Will Canada Improve its International Reputation in 2013?

(2) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Wars, conflicts, threats, famines, inequalities, extreme weather, natural and human disasters: worldwide, 2012 has been a year of challenges and disruptions. Some have been overcome and have turned out to be opportunities for the international community to learn and progress. But most remain unresolved and still desperately call for action...

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Quebec Budget: Face to Face with Reality

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 11:00 PM

Once upon a time, in a province where politics generated more suspicion than enthusiasm, at a time when trust was as rare as a rainy day in the desert, a newly-elected government was about to unveil its first budget.

On their way to power, members of that government had...

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