“Be cool and join the navy.” It sounds like a fair recruitment slogan, if you’re aiming to reach young people who might otherwise have no interest in signing up for the armed forces — and indeed, that sentence formed a key part of a recent advertising campaign. 635 more words
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Montreal’s Canada Day parade has come a long way since 1977.
Certainly, it has grown bigger — with 7,000 people expected to participate this year and thousands more lining Ste-Catherine St. 511 more words
As a longtime Greenfield Park resident, I’m somewhat muddled about why our normally peaceful bilingual town has been the centre of the latest Quebec language tug of words. 141 more words
Raelke Grimmer is founder and editor of Tongues, a print and online magazine celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity. She’s also a YA novelist and completing a PhD in creative writing and applied linguistics—in short, she’s a super talented wordsmith and we were excited to hear a bit more about her work and what she’s got on her bookshelf. 1,337 more words
Only in an environment where fundamental liberties like freedom of expression have been so demeaned for so long could the mayor of Longueuil matter-of-factly decry the fact that Bill 101 doesn’t prohibit an elected official from speaking English at a public meeting. 188 more words