The identity of the Humboldt Broncos victims helps explain why Canadians have rallied around them to an extent unseen for any other community.
Mathieu Murphy-Perron is a bilingual playwright, photographer and activist based out of Montréal. A graduate of Concordia University's theatre program, Mathieu is the co-founder and co-Artistic Producer of Tableau D'Hôte Theatre. You can follow him on twitter @matness or on his personal website matness.ca.
Rare are the moments where reading of an actor's passing does much more to me other than illicit a half-shrug before I carry on with my day, but in the case of Robin Williams it stopped me straight in my tracks. Williams depression wasn't new. He was an alcoholic with a long history of substance abuse. He dodged consistent allegations of stealing jokes throughout his years as a stand-up comic. He suffered. Despite and through the laughs, he suffered.
08/12/2014 10:48 EDT
This isn't good for our personal or our collective health, Québec, and it needs to stop. Sometimes, we need to have these hard conversations. Sometimes, we need to be ready to put our minds together to envision how we want our communities to evolve. Sometimes, we need to conquer bad memories and try talking once more.
05/07/2014 12:51 EDT
The only scenario in which the NDP may be organised and stable enough to enter the Québec fray would be if it were to win consecutive mega majorities federally. That would bring us to 2023. This is neither a sustainable nor a realistic political alternative.
04/11/2014 05:57 EDT
The sky above Montréal is ominously grey. On social media, particularly Facebook, it's a different story. There's so much noise, so much anger, so much petulant giddiness. I'm severely disheartened to see so many friends, colleagues and acquaintances bursting with joy over the prospect of four years of majority Liberal rule.
04/08/2014 06:14 EDT
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