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Printemps érable

Printemps érable

Like sap rising in spring, the Printemps érable showcases the talents and humour of Quebec students. Here are some examples: Red-clad students board subway cars during the morning rush hour ...Read more →

April 22

April 22

I am holding the side of the stroller. My brother is holding the other side. My twin baby sisters are riding in the stroller, and we are walking alongside our ...Read more →

The journalism of outrage

The journalism of outrage

I was a speaker facing student journalists attending the annual convention of the Canadian University Press in Montreal. "How many of you would say you are ‘muckrakers’ or ‘shit disturbers’ ...Read more →

Too big to wrap your brain around

Too big to wrap your brain around

The debate over Canada’s plan to purchase the unfinished F-35 fighter jet is a crucial event for our democracy. It is the biggest purchase of its kind Canada has ever ...Read more →

Make my day

Make my day

Full disclosure: I am director general of the Tolerance Foundation. We awaken students to the power of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We also field a team of animators ...Read more →

In search of a vision

In search of a vision

It could never surpass the magnificent funeral, but it was the biggest and splashiest convention held by the NDP yet. Overhead the JumboTron flashed, and all around were media booths, ...Read more →

Angel of the arts

Angel of the arts

An angel welcomes you to the 30th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art. The festival is called the FIFA (not to be confused with soccer) in French. ...Read more →

The red patch

The red patch

The blood red patch of cloth symbolizing the Quebec student strike against the 75 percent tuition hike is suddenly visible everywhere. Mixing defiance, joy and anger, the protest movement is ...Read more →

Mouseland

Mouseland

Who would Tommy Douglas support for leader of the party he helped found if he was alive today? Douglas was a Scots-born Baptist minister and socialist. From 1944 to 1961, ...Read more →

Robo Canada

Robo Canada

This is scary stuff. It now appears that Stephen Harper’s Conservative party may have tried to steal the last federal election. They may have skewed the votes in enough close ...Read more →

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