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Letter: English-speaking Quebec is at a crossroad

Re: “How anglophones can thrive in Quebec” (Montreal Gazette, May 25)

English-speaking institutions and positions in Quebec society have been decimated during the last 40 or so years. 423 more words


Letters: Notion of a single school system has flaws

English schooling is slowly dying out

Re: “How anglophones can thrive in Quebec” (Montreal Gazette, May 25)

Celine Cooper suggests that eligible anglophone parents should abandon English schools in favour of bilingual common schools. 514 more words

Montreal Gazette

'Tied with indissoluble chains': Languages of Exile and Imprisonment

Lisa Di Crescenzo/Sally Fisher   Monash University

The inaugural Annual Symposium of Monash University’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS),'”Tied with indissoluble chains”: Languages of Exile and Imprisonment in Medieval and Renaissance England and Italy’, was held at Monash University on 24 April 2015.

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Culture And Society

Deconstructing "Active Listening"

A few weeks ago, “Whole Body Listening Larry” made the rounds of the autistic community:

The discussion at the time centered on how Larry’s approach to listening is a neurotypical-centric one, and that, for many neurodivergent people (including autistic people), behaving in the way Larry describes actually… 556 more words

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PQ's Martine Ouellet takes no-nonsense approach to sovereignty

QUEBEC — In this campaign, she was known as the sovereignist politician in a hurry.

Of the four candidates running for the Parti Québécois leadership, only Martine Ouellet — known in party circles as the go-getter — has gone out on a limb and promised to achieve independence in a first mandate of a PQ government if elected in 2018. 881 more words


Watchwords: Words that make Canadian English distinct mostly are nouns

What makes us distinct are our nouns. By us, I mean Canadians who speak English. We continue to speak a variety of English that is clearly distinct from that of our southern neighbours. 651 more words

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No compromise on French language, PQ candidates say in debate

There can be no compromise on the protection the French language in Quebec, Pierre Karl Péladeau said Thursday.

But he has argued there needs to be consensus building on the hot-button issue of secularism and religious values even if he now says he favours a ban on religious symbols in the public sector for persons in authority, including teachers. 672 more words

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