Laïcité, liberticide et opportunisme

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Je ne voulait pas en venir à ça. Le sujet m'emmerde profondément, parce que sous sa forme actuelle il s'agit plus de shit-disturbing de souverainiste plus qu'un enjeux véritable. Je doit tout de même l'adresser parce que l'ampleur du débat (ou plutôt du bruit produit de part et autres) l'exige:…

Backyard Revolutionaries

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Ten weeks later, the province-wide conflict between students and government over the rise of tuition is still raging on. In the beginning, it was strictly about tuition, because students unions are OBVIOUSLY not politically affiliated with any political movement, party, or trade union. But now, funny enough, the debate seems…

Nanny State Strikes Again: Quebec Enforces Zero BAC Policy on Youth

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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It's been in the air for a while now, and nobody ever really took it seriously, but yesterday it got real: as of next April (approximate date), the Liberal government of Quebec is tightening up the Code de la Route to remove young adult's right to drive a vehicle with…

On Language and Quebec's Obsession on French

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A couple of days ago, a friend of mine posted a video on Facebook relating to Chiac, a marvelous mash-up of english and old french that is spoken in New Brunswick and some parts of the surrounding provinces. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36ZLQ5H2so] Obviously, the video is…

Pourquoi la loi 48 n'est pas la solution

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La semaine derniere, M. Paul Arcand, ministre de l'environment du gouvernement libéral, a déposé pour une première lecture en chambre le projet de loi 48, Loi concernant l'inspection environnementale des véhicules automobiles. Baptisé projet de loi sur les "minounes" par les médias, le projet de loi est encore…