Cornwall Ontario – I’m a refugee of Quebec. One of the multitude of Anglos that left (along with a lot of Francophones) for a multitude of reasons. I write this the day after helping empty my Mom’s Cote des Neiges apartment and finding an album of pics from the two short films I shot […]
Cornwall Ontario – I never graduated McGill University, but it is the only one I’ve attended as a student. I always thought that McGill was a shining beacon in Montreal, the city where I was born, something to be proud of for all of Canada. Like many English institutions in la belle province it’s faced […]
CORNWALL ONTARIO – One would think that after the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City that left six dead that Quebec and Canada would be hyper sensitive to threats of violence based on race. Yet after McGill Student Society Board Member Igor Sadikov still has not been charged and has still not be turfed from […]
CORNWALL Ontario – Several former board members of Centre Cultural de Cornwall stepped forward with a multitude of allegations and complaints about the francophone institution this week. Some of the allegations include: The organization is in deep debt; owning over $30K to the government as well as Suzanne Villeneuve, listed as the group’s secretary stating, […]
A Montrealer once penned a famous short story about a neighbourhood that went undetected by municipal bureaucrats. When the top Montreal bureaucrat found out that the whole area had been left undetected due to a lost filing cabinet card, he went to visit it and found a paradise on earth where people got along well […]
Financial challenges are nothing new to health care in Quebec or anywhere else in Canada. The province has created many private health services, but when you’re sick you expect to be treated when you enter a hospital, especially in emergency or crisis situations. A patient at St. Mary’s died because the only chance they […]
CFN – All of the usual responses quickly occurred after the Scottish referendum last week: The defeated separatists, although their leader announced his retirement from politics, claimed that they represented the forces of history and that having got from a standing start to 45% on their first try, they would cross the finish line next […]
Should the Destruction of Marois Mean it’s Time for the PQ to Drop Separation and Turn Conservative? by Jamie Gilcig
CFN – Many are rejoicing in la belle province this morning over the political destruction of one of the most destructive forces in Quebec Politics; one Madame Pauline Marois. She led her party to a complete defeat with the Liberal Party snatching 70 seats and a majority after she and the PQ triggered an election […]
CFN – Quebec goes to the polls today and it’s looking like Pauline Marois will be retired by the Province. Many are asking what the PQ truly represents anymore? They can’t be a party of the Left when they bring in Pierre Karl Peladeau of Quebecor, can they? They can’t be […]
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Canadians for Coexistence presents: Interfaith Celebration Venue: Shaare Zedek Congregation, 5305 Rosedale Av., Montreal, QC. H4V 2H7 Date & Time: Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 1500 hours. http://interfaithcelebration.ca/ Canadians for Coexistence, have been actively involved against Bill 60 which, if passed, will no longer allow public sector employees to wear a hijab, kippah, turban or any other […]
No more Referendum nonsense. Let the voters make a clear choice.
CFN– If Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and her Separatist friends are serious about a Spring snap election I would suggest that she call it an all or nothing call. That a vote for her party is a vote clearly for separation and that if granted a majority government it would be a defacto referendum. […]
CFN – Life is about improving and making things better, and after a year of research and consultations with a lot of people we are pleased to be announcing our new comments policy on CFN. As many know there are different formats used by various news sites. CFN manually pre moderates each comment. For […]
Is Celine Dion Becoming the Leni Riefenstahl of Quebec? Singer Embraces Quebec Charter – by Jamie Gilcig
CFN – That fount of political wisdom, Celine Dion, has apparently come out in favour of the new PQ Charter which has been roundly condemned world wide including Amnesty International. I remember when long time family friend Benny Kushner would show up at our home bringing albums of the artists he worked with way […]
Legendary Gazette Cartoonist Terry Mosher Hits New High with Quebec Premier Mariois Wrecking Ball Cartoon!
CFN – Singers have their one special hit; authors their books, but legendary Canadian political cartoonist Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, has hit a new high note in his long and historic career with his new cartoon depicting the Quebec Premier spoofing the Miley Cyrus song Wrecking Ball! The long time Montreal Gazette […]
Is it Time for the Opposition To Bring Down the Mariois Minority Government in Quebec Over the Charter of Shame?
CFN – Quebec’s new Charter of Shame has been condemned loudly outside of the province. It’s also be loudly rejected within by the opposition parties, by labour, by Mayoralty candidates in Montreal, Quebec’s largest union federation, the mayors of the 15 other municipalities on the island of Montreal, a prominent Bloc Québécois MP (expelled from the […]
La Langue a Terre – Are English Signs Really an Insult to French Quebecers in Montreal by Jamie Gilcig
CFN – It seems that a large core of Quebecers are determined to bring language issues to the forefront in Quebec. CTV in Montreal reported on a new documentary about the issue. LA LANGUE À TERRE, directed by Jean-Pierre Roy and Michel Breton essentially floats that Quebec should only have French spoken with only […]
CFN – Working families with children in Canada face high tax hurdles that could dissuade them from earning extra income, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada,” authors Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann find low-to- mid-income Canadians face […]