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Cynthia Reyes

Author of "A Good Home: A Memoir"

Cynthia Reyes is the author of A Good Home: A Memoir, published in 2013.

Cynthia has published non-fiction stories in Arabella Magazine, one of the fastest-growing magazines in the United States and Canada, as well as in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Toronto Life.

She is a former journalist, executive producer and head of journalism training with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. More than a hundred episodes of her programs have appeared on network television. She has won national and international awards and acclaim for her work, including the Children’s Broadcast Institute Award and the Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and Television.
It Wouldn't Be Canada Without

It Wouldn't Be Canada Without Quebec

On October 30, 1995, I was in downtown Montreal, where many of the shopkeepers are immigrants. Rue Ste Catherine; St. Dennis: I wandered these streets and others whose names I was too upset to notice. It was Referendum Day. Quebeckers were voting. By day's end, Canadians would know if we were still a country. The streets were almost deserted that day, the shopkeepers downcast. It was as if the mourning for Canada had already begun. Surprisingly, the separatists were defeated. Narrowly. Some blamed Quebec's immigrants for the loss. They'd voted overwhelmingly against separation.
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