The Thousand Words

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Pour en finir avec l’âge de la déraison

By David Simard on September 18, 2008

Voici donc qu’on découvre que la candidate conservatrice dans Saint-Bruno/Saint-Hubert, Nicole Char- bonneau-Barron, est membre d’un groupe sectaire catholique et profondément réactionnaire, l’Opus Dei...

Why our elections highlight the need for a true Canadian Republic

By Beryl Wajsman on September 18, 2008

rime Minister Harper’s frustration with a recalcitrant opposition was understandable. An opposition that sabre-rattled with weekly regularity yet supported the government on some forty confidence votes. 

Un pacifisme de tout repos

By Pierre K. Malouf on September 18, 2008

La campagne électorale vient à peine de débuter (j’écris ces lignes le 8 septembre) que déjà les sondages pleuvent...

Concordia back at the table

By P.A. Sévigny on September 18, 2008

Just days after classes resumed at Concordia, the university’s part-time faculty association is getting ready to pull the rug out from under the administration’s feet...

Election 2008 - Montreal: riding by riding

By Jessica Murphy on September 18, 2008


Sarah Palin and exceeding expectations

By David T. Jones on September 18, 2008

On November 3, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accepted the Republican nomination for Vice President.  Her selection on August 31 by Senator John McCain had prompted a tsunami of "Sarah Who?" instant analysis...

The Calm Before the Trade Storm

By Robert Presser on September 18, 2008

This November will mark 20 years since the historic election of 1988, when free trade with the United States dominated the debate. The Conservatives emerged from that election with a reduced minority and proceeded to enact the agreement that had been negotiated with the US...

Inspectors wreak havoc on fromageries

By Dan Delmar on September 18, 2008

The province’s food inspection agency is in the midst of a zealous, unprecedented raid on Quebec cheese shops. Their mission: To seek and destroy any piece of cheese that has had even the most harmless flirtation with the sometimes harmful Listeria bacteria...

Piperberg's World

By Roy Piperberg on September 18, 2008


Stars give of themselves for “Cassandra’s Lilacs” concert

By Beryl Wajsman on September 18, 2008

Jazz great Ranée Lee is the latest performer to join the star-studded line-up for the “Cassandra`s Lilacs” Gentle the Condition concert to be held Oct. 2 at 7.30 p.m. at Théâtre St. Denis. The concert is being staged by the Garceau Foundation in co-operation with the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal...

L’affaire n’est pas tout à fait hockey : Deuxième période

By Michel-Wilbrod Bujold on September 18, 2008

Les irresponsables de la Ligue de Hockey Junior Majeur du Québec font encore face à tout un défi : comment rendre moins évident que des brutes en habits et cravates doivent amener des délinquants en chandails à numéros à manquer de respect à leurs adversaires pour maintenir à tout prix cette «volonté de gagner»...

Bristol Palin: walking lesson in sex education

By Dr. Laurie Betito on September 18, 2008

Becoming a grandmother at the age of 44 and watching your teenage daughter bring an unplanned pregnancy to term is no cause for celebration. But that’s exactly how Sarah Palin, John McCain and the Republicans are reacting to this unfortunate turn of events; they’re treating it as the joyful beginnings of a young, Christian family. Are they in denial or blinded by religious fanaticism or both?..

In fond memory of Richard Monette

By Sharman Yarnell on September 18, 2008

At a time when funding for the arts is contracting, it is significant to note that we have also lost a man whose perseverance and creativity pulled The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario out of deep financial debt...

“Dangerous Liasions” is eye-filling

By Alidor Aucoin on September 18, 2008

As Le Vicomte de Valmont in the Segal Centre’s eye-filling production of Dangerous Liasons, Brett Christopher is a satin-lapelled lounge lizard with all the right moves..

La fonderie Darling : un espace de création unique

By Louise V. Labrecque on September 18, 2008

 Il n’y a pas plus québécois qu’un Québécois ! » Voici une maxime résumant à elle seule une québécitude bête à pleurer, un complexe en somme. De ce genre de cliché, de préjugé, de formule toute faite, impossible de ne pas faire matière à réflexion lorsque l’on visite la Fonderie Darling, nichée au cœur du Faubourg des Récollets, dans le « Quartier Éphémère »...

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