Canada. Québec

CBC's 'The Story Of Us' Forgot About Canadians Like Me

Rémi Francœur | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
Rémi Francœur

Watching the CBC's 10-part television series Canada: The Story Of Us had me figuratively scratching my head. It left me flabbergasted and astounded. Critics have decried the series' anglo-centric slant on history. Respect should come from all sides, beginning with cordiality, recognition and representation.

Social Housing Is Not A Priority In Liberals' Quebec Budget

Project Genesis Housing Rights Committee | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Project Genesis Housing Rights Committee

After two years of major cuts to AccèsLogis, the Quebec Liberals announced yesterday that its 2017-2018 budget will restore funding to social housing to its previous levels (3000 units per year). While we are happy that AccèsLogis -- the only program that allows for the construction of social housing in Québec -- was not cut further this year, our delight stops there.

Andrew Potter's Resignation A Sad Day For Free Speech In Canada

Suzanne Wexler | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Suzanne Wexler

A few days ago, the (usually) brilliant writer Andrew Potter resigned as the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada amid scrutiny over an ill-received March 20 article in Maclean's. As such, many in the journalistic community are left horrified about the state of free speech in Canada - as they ought to be.

Divorce Has Made Me A Stronger Mama

Erin Silver | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

Having to guide my boys on my own, take care of them and make plans for us has made me brave. They rely on me for their basic survival, not to mention emotional support, and I will not let my own fears or insecurities get in the way of that responsibility.

Abolishing Quebec Medical User Fees A Step Toward Fairer System

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

It's a good news story in many ways. Abolishing these user fees puts an end to an unfair and inefficient system where money or private health insurance allowed one to jump the queue and get in front of the line, regardless of whether they had more urgent medical needs.

New Tax Incentives For Wealthiest Quebecers Benefit All In Province

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

Having competitive tax policies that encourage wealthy individuals who own and run businesses to keep those businesses here - and keep paying taxes here - is good for all Quebecers. It helps grow the pie, and when the pie gets bigger, everyone can end up earning bigger and bigger slices.

A Month After The Shooting, We Canadian Muslims Are Still Not OK

Osman Shah | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Osman Shah

Unless you're Facebook friends with all the Muslims in this country: we don't know that you're thinking about us - we don't know that you care. However uncomfortable you think you are feeling, it's not as bad as the sadness we feel from your real-life silence.

Religious Clothing Ban Would Only Widen Divide In Quebec Society

Mike Medeiros | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Mike Medeiros

There is quite simply no objective evidence to support that such a ban would help intergroup relations in Quebec. On the contrary - a ban on religious clothing is likely to accentuate the detachment felt by members of religious minorities, and other cultural minorities, towards Quebec society.

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.