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Don Macpherson: Waiting for Aussant

Since the National Assembly has become bad political theatrics, the Parti Québécois might as well put on a play, figuratively speaking: an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. 664 more words


PQ loses heavyweight MNAs Alexandre Cloutier, Nicole Léger ahead of 2018 election

Two prominent Parti Québécois (PQ) members of the National Assembly will not run in this year’s provincial election amid reports several of his colleagues are also leaving the political scene. 218 more words


COMMENTARY: Politicians of all levels and stripes refuse to display moral courage on Islamophobia

Earlier this month the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to declare Jan. 29 – which would mark the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque massacre – a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. 737 more words


'He's a Canadian hero': Muslim community raises money for paralyzed mosque shooting victim

Aymen Derbali took seven bullets — two in his spinal cord — as a gunman opened fire at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City on the… 828 more words


POLITICS - The soft tyranny of Quebec’s ongoing linguistic crossfire

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QUEBEC’S ANGLOPHONES, francophones and allophones should all be on their smart phones demanding to know what in the name of Saint René Lévesque just happened in the National Assembly. 700 more words

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Bonjour-Hi: Couillard repents, but anglo group too furious to forgive

QUEBEC — Accused in writing of participating in an exercise that heaped scorn on the English-speaking community, Premier Philippe Couillard has moved to patch up relations in the wake of the Bonjour-Hi debacle. 1,104 more words


PQ leader 'set trap' with 'bonjour-hi,' Couillard speaks English in QP

Premier Philippe Couillard was forced to do some major damage control Thursday.

A week after the government voted in favour of a motion denouncing the popular “bonjour-hi” greeting… 483 more words