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Tamara Thermitus named head of Quebec Human Rights Commission

QUEBEC — Haitian-born anti-discrimination lawyer Tamara Thermitus has been named head of the Quebec Human Rights Commission. She received the unanimous support of members of the National Assembly. 573 more words


Scrap McGill medical school in the Outaouais: francophone groups

Three francophone-rights organizations have launched a $30,000 radio campaign urging the Quebec government to cancel plans by McGill University to open a satellite medical school in the Outaouais in 2020. 466 more words

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City's poet laureate program returns, this time with two bards

The City of Ottawa’s poet laureate program is officially back.

Verse Ottawa says it has struck an agreement with the city to run the program. The organization will set up a nomination process to select two poets, an anglophone poet and a francophone poet. 237 more words

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Cree books filling a gap for students in Regina Public and beyond

Children’s books are hard to come by in Cree, so Regina Public Schools went ahead and made some.

A book launch was held at Albert Community School on Thursday, which is Family Literacy Day. 358 more words

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Alison Vicrobeck is settling back into a routine in Toronto, after spending a memorable year in New York City. She completed her journalism studies at Columbia University last May and recently concluded a prestigious internship with the New York Times doing research and fact-checking. 690 more words


Mamaweyatitan more than a name

The North Central shared facility now known as the Mamaweyatitan Centre, is not only the first of it’s kind in Canada, but it is also one of the first municipal buildings to bear an indigenous name. 628 more words

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Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres gearing up for spring events

Gearing up for its 15th consecutive year, The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is planning an expanded list of events this spring.

The French Canadian Association of Alberta has entered into a three-year partnership with Heritage Park Historical Village for its larger, more diverse venue, allowing for expanded entertainment for all ages. 345 more words

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