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Alain Miville de Chêne

Entrepreneur, investor, student and lover of life.

Entrepreneur in Quebec city. One of the first hackers in the mainframe age of time sharing computers, went on to develop custom scientific and management software. Founded of a company counting passengers in buses and trains worldwide. Expert in collaborative management and continuous improvement of processes. Brought a lawsuit against the city of Quebec's awarding of the management of the new Amphitheater to Québecor.
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An Open Letter To The New Independent Senators

As senator, you will be entering in a whole new phase of your life. As a newcomer, you have a freedom of thought and a creativity which will invariably be constrained once you will have internalized the Senate's culture. Use this limited time wisely.
04/12/2016 01:58 EDT
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The Senate Has Its Very Own Legitimacy

Most of us, having only a vague understanding of the Senate's possible functions and past realizations, see it as illegitimate or undemocratic, and wish to correct the situation by applying one of two stereotypical and superficial recipes: election or abolition.
01/25/2016 05:55 EST
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There's Still Hope For A Non-Partisan Senate

The Constitution defined a container, but not the content. Nothing in it says that the Senate has to be a partisan body. It has become so by choice, due to a particular political culture. Filling the Senate with non-partisan members is a practical first step to its cultural evolution.
12/08/2015 11:37 EST
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Quebec Vote Has No Say In Harper's Fate

Since 1993 there were five elections, none of which were determined by Quebec's participation. None. The Quebecois vote has been meaningless federally for a long time. In 2011 Harper had only five members elected in Quebec, having had 10 in each of the previous two elections, and he still obtained a strong majority.
09/27/2015 08:06 EDT

The Desire for an Independent Quebec Has Passed Its Peak

Emotion, not reason, motivates independence movements. The desire for Quebec's independence is an ethnic project: that of the francophone nation composed of the roughly 77 per cent of Quebec's people sharing a common language, history, and culture, and who want to maintain its existence in North America. The project has no meaning otherwise.
06/14/2015 10:59 EDT