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Sessional tutors in Italian, University of Sydney

The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) at the University of Sydney currently has opportunities available for sessional tutors in several languages including Italian. The School offers a wide range of language and culture studies and is currently looking for motivated teaching staff who are interested in casual work during semester. 27 more words

Culture And Society

Dan Delmar: An alternative to English-language school boards

As tinkering with a proposed law to restructure school-board governance continues at the National Assembly following committee hearings and seemingly widespread outrage, English Quebec should take the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of these bureaucracies. 614 more words


Watchwords: Butterfly names can be wonderful

To celebrate Earth Day in advance, my wife and I went for a hike last weekend in the L’Anse-à-l’Orme nature park. We saw some of the wildlife you’d expect to find in the green fragments of Montreal island: woodpeckers, red squirrels, garter snakes. 599 more words

Local News

Reopen Bill 101, force retailers to add French to trademarks: Québec solidaire

QUEBEC — Reacting to media reports that the government has abandoned the idea of forcing companies such as Costco and Wal-Mart to add a French descriptor to their trademarks, Québec solidaire co-leader Françoise David argued Wednesday the province doesn’t have a choice but to reopen and strengthen Bill 101. 370 more words


Poor immigrant language skills linked to poor health: Study

Immigrants with poor skills in English or French are three times more likely to report ill health, according to a study by Statistics Canada.

The unique report found that many immigrants who arrive in Canada in good health start declining if they have poor language skills. 185 more words

The Search

Fraser: Pearson's dream of bilingualism, 50 years later

Fifty years ago, Prime Minister Lester Pearson rose in the House of Commons to articulate his government’s language policy. It was a remarkable statement, delivered a year before the first volume of the report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism was published and three years before the Official Languages Act was passed. 612 more words


Your letters for Wednesday, April 6: Tories, nukes and junk food

At least Ambrose appears in public

Re: Tories need to learn from Trudeau’s success in choosing new leader, April 1.

I had to laugh when Andrew MacDougall summarily dismissed Rona Ambrose as a possible successor to Mr. 616 more words