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Saskatchewan chief says colonization to blame in rash of girls’ suicides

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — About 200 people are meeting in northern Saskatchewan to discuss how to prevent suicides in indigenous communities.

The gathering, called “The Community is the Medicine,” aims to equip indigenous youth and front-line workers with information to address suicide in their communities. 218 more words


Watchwords: We live in a 'post-truth' moment

In 1974 the British Medical Journal published a letter in which a young physician described a new disease: “cello scrotum.” The ailment was “caused by irritation from the body of the cello,” the letter-writer said. 613 more words


PQ and CAQ battle it out on identity

QUEBEC — An attack ad by the Coalition Avenir Québec has reignited the always-simmering identity debate at the National Assembly. The ad features a woman wearing a chador and accuses Liberals and Péquistes of accepting the garment in Quebec schools. 470 more words


Editorial: Ad reflected lack of diversity in Quebec vedette system

The apology was quick. Once informed of their oversight, organizers of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations lost no time acknowledging their error in not including any non-white stars in a promotional ad for an upcoming gala to kick off the 2017 festivities. 465 more words


Watchwords: From airplane mode to temblors, we're using new terms

New expressions keep pouring into the English language, old ones keep changing, and it’s time this column looked at a few of them.

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English or French? Federal government to review rules on when and where services are offered in both languages

The Liberal government has launched a review to update the 25-year-old rules for public servants providing front-counter services in English and French.

Treasury Board president Scott Brison and Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on Thursday announced a review of the regulations of the Official Languages Act, which govern communications and services offered in government offices to Canadians in English and French. 435 more words


No mandatory French classes for newcomers: immigration minister

QUEBEC — Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil has torn to shreds a Coalition Avenir Québec report recommending that all newcomers to Quebec take mandatory French classes. … 493 more words