Backyard Revolutionaries

Post by Maxime Rousseau

All, backyard, canada, de, frais, politics, politique, post-secondary, quebec, revolution, revolutionaries, scolarite, tuition

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…

On Language and Quebec's Obsession on French

Post by Maxime Rousseau

All, culture, culturel, francais, loi 101, politics, politique, protectionnisme, quebec, revolution, tranquille

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…