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Bill 101: A Word from Dawson’s Director General

Hi All, I’m going to break with tradition and post an article here by someone other than myself. Richard Filion is Dawson’s director general and here are his thoughts on the Parti Quebecois’ plans to extend Bill 101, limiting the use of English, to students at the CEGEP level. Filion: A Bill 101 for CEGEPs [...]

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Why I Like Alice Munro

I recently returned from a conference in Manchester. I hung out with some IT people—geeks, journalists and activists.  I had a lot of fun, visited with old friends, and on the flight back, I was lucky enough to sit next to a very charming person. In the course of our conversation, I tried to explain [...]

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The Violence in Montreal

I’ll admit it: politically, I’m confused.  I’m setting my thoughts down so I can understand just where I land on the left/right political spectrum. So far, my head’s spinning with the effort. I saw this photo pop up on my Facebook page this morning. I was instantly irritated. The caption, “Courage is contagious,” seems at [...]

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The Student Strike

There’s been a lot of strange information floating around regarding the student strike in Montreal. I caught a clip of Judy Rebick, a feminist pundit from Toronto, saying that the mainstream media only became interested in the strike once violence was involved. The implication is that media types weren’t interested in pursuing the more subtle [...]

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