Canada. Québec

Canada Needs To Recognize The Reality Of Islamism

Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel

Acknowledging this fact is one of the first things you could have done to protect the Muslim community in Quebec City. To fight and prevent hate speech that comes from the far right, you also need to fight and prevent its counterpart. Otherwise, all your efforts would be useless.

Don't Blame Mosque Attack On Myth Of A 'Racist Quebec'

Yves-François Blanchet | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Living
Yves-François Blanchet

In politics, it is useless to cast off on others the responsibility for failure, retreat or tragedy. On the contrary, it is necessary to always and without complacency ask ourselves, each one of us and together, what we could have done otherwise to avoid such a tragedy and what could be done to prevent it from happening again.

French Fluency Simply Non-Negotiable For Next Conservative Leader

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

On January 17, the Conservative Party of Canada held its only French-language debate of the leadership race. For anyone who believes that the French language should be an intrinsic part of the political life of Canada, it was an exercise in frustration. Of the 13 candidates who had the guts to participate in this sorry show, less than half were able to show the basic ability to debate in Canada's other official language.

Washington Post Was Unfair, But Quebec Overreacts

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada
Jack Jedwab

Until February 1, free lancer JJ McCullough was unknown to Quebecers and other Canadians. On that day he published an opinion piece in the Washingto...

Dear Canada, Please Stop Calling Quebec City Racist

David Chabot | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
David Chabot

Please, don't paint us as a racist, intolerant community - it will simply add to the fire we are already battling. Canada is a multicultural and inclusive society, a fact a small part of my province hates. By pushing us all aside and characterizing us all as something we are not, you will increase that resentment.

How To Be Cool - Quebecois Style

Colin & Justin | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Colin and Justin take design inspiration from everything that surrounds them. Here they travel to Quebec for a history lesson and a chilly adventure i...

5 Ways To Celebrate Canada's 150th In The Great Outdoors

Marissa Schroder | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

If ever there was a time to take a Canadian stay-cation and explore the Great White North, 2017 is it. From coast-to-coast Canadians will be celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial -- a grand party for our nation's 150th. And what better place to mark the celebration than in the great outdoors?

As A Muslim Woman From Quebec, I Will Continue To Speak Up Against Hate

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

Multiple gunmen stormed a mosque in Quebec city during evening prayers and six people are dead. This is my home. This is my place of birth. I have to look my children in the eyes on Monday morning when I tell them this happened. I have to tell them that people went to a mosque just a few hours away from where we live and were shot while worshiping peacefully.

9 Reasons Quebec City Was Named Culture City Of 2016

Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living

Nine reasons Québec City is deserving of the title "Culture City Of The Year." From the AOL Partner Studio

Big Oil Shouldn't Celebrate Quebec's Flawed Energy Bill Just Yet

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

We were outraged when we became aware that companies had quietly claimed the subsoil under our feet. Bill 106 not only acknowledges this legalized burglary, but gives those companies legal priority over the owners of the land. Though Bill 106 is now legal, it is immoral and illegitimate.

You're Missing Out If You Don't Visit Quebec City This Winter

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

Winter is unlike any other time of year in Quebec City. Cobblestone streets are lined with freshly-shoveled snow, 17th-century buildings drip with icicles, and seasonal events and attractions welcome those who aren't afraid to travel north once the temperatures drop.

Five Ways Quebec City Can Give You A Fairytale Holiday

Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Living

Five reasons we're spending the holiday season in Quebec City. From the AOL Partner Studio

Quebec's Justice System Is Broken

David Easey | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics
David Easey

The justice system is clearly flawed, and it proves that police officers can get away with virtually anything. Instead of serving justice to the survivors, the system is openly protecting the perpetrators. It's also troublesome to see officers from the provincial police force launch a large lawsuit against Radio-Canada. Since when is it acceptable to go after journalists for uncovering the truths that plague our society?

5 Things That Will Make This Holiday Season The Most Fun Ever!

Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living

Ways to make this holiday season the best ever. From the AOL Partner Studio

Parti Quebecois Elects New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Jean-Francois Lisee has been a member of the legislature since 2012.

Big Oil Hits New Low With Financial 'Blackmail' Of Government

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Before using the threat of equalization payments as a "poke in the ribs" to provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec, perhaps the petroleum industry should rethink its own dependency on subsidies. It should be aware that it, too, is vulnerable to budgetary policy.

Public Car Insurers Justify Jacking Up Rates With Fudged Facts

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

ICBC applying for basic rate increase of 4.9 per cent. According to its release, the number of crashes across B.C. "jumped by 15 per cent in two years from 260,000 in 2013 to 300,000 in 2015." Why 2013 and not some other year, say 2007? The numbers wouldn't fit the narrative.

Quebec Seniors Say They've Found A Potato With A Divine Message

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada

They're drying the potato in order to preserve it.

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's too much to ask French citizens to explain how banning the burkini in any way diminishes security threats. If bans on religious attire that are so popular in France were indeed so constructive in the fight against terrorism why are the levels of anxiety continually on the rise in the country?

The Green Fund: An Important Tool For Quebec's Sustainable Development

David Heurtel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Politics
David Heurtel

In Quebec, all revenue from the carbon market is reinvested in implementing the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan for projects that will result in reducing GHG emissions, but that will also enable Quebec society to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Many Canadians Don't Realize They're Part Of A Majority-Minority

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

There are multiple ways to identify as a minority in Canada with language, ethnic, religious and/or racial/racialized status amongst the principal basis. Even if in certain situations you identify as a minority, that may not be how you're seen by others and/or how you feel in day-to-day interaction.

Justice Can Be Achieved Without Speech-Chilling Human Rights Commissions

John Carpay | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
John Carpay

Long before human rights commissions, the common law provided victims of false accusations with a real remedy to protect their reputation: defamation. When someone says something about you that is false and that hurts your standing in the community, you can seek and obtain monetary compensation.

What Are The Safest Cities In Canada?

YPNextHome | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

The safety of an area is always top of mind when searching for a new home. Statistics Canada recently released their study on police-reported crimes in 2015. The 2015 report examines the Crime Severity Index (CSI), which measures the volume as well as the seriousness of each crime in comparison to others.

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Howard Anglin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

Even before Canada's Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a "ground-breaking" and "historic" agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. One key omission was immediately evident. When it comes to alcohol, the agreement will establish "a working group on alcoholic beverages, which will explore opportunities to improve trade in beer, wine and spirits across Canada."

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.