By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Ryan Remiorz, CP. Earlier this month, Quebecers went to the polls and elected a new party for the first time in nearly fifty years. As far as the game of expectations were concerned, two parties shone while the rest were left licking their wounds. Perhaps this shouldn't come as a … Continue reading Voters opted for change in Quebec – what’s next?
By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Graham Hughes, CP. Quebec has the most volatile electorate in Canada and no political party should count on the province to deliver the same results twice. If history is any indication, Quebec can't be counted on to produce the same electoral results twice in the same riding, let alone … Continue reading Yet again, the next federal election’s kingmaker could be Quebec
By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Nanaimo Bulletin. While our neighbors south of the border argue about who to let in, Canada remains an open society, one that welcomes newcomers and encourages immigration. Together, we've worked to build the country we now have today, one hundred and fifty years later. Since the very start, Canada has … Continue reading Embracing Canada’s open society even as others close borders
By Chelsea Craig & Richard Forbes. Featured image via John Mahoney, Montreal Gazette. "Mes amis Quebecois, le français c'est important pour moi," Kevin O'Leary read clumsily from a memo to the Montreal audience; the presumed front-runner in a race of fourteen candidates vying for the federal Conservative party leadership, O'Leary was responding to those who had … Continue reading O’Leary is far from the only Canadian who can’t speak French – and that’s a problem
Quebec has seen enough turmoil over the separatist 'dream.' With over three quarters of the province now finding it wrongheaded, why can’t we let sleeping dogs lie?
By Chelsea Craig. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked some controversy by attending a gender segregated mosque – Ottawa's oldest – this past week. To his credit, Trudeau acknowledged the divide, raising his hand to address the crowd of women on the balcony, saying “Diversity is a source of strength, not just a source of weakness, … Continue reading What does it mean to be a feminist, anyways?
By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. This time last week the federal government was announcing the official launch for the long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The launch took place at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with three ministers at hand, who shared their thoughts and their hopes … Continue reading We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten
By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Canadian Press. A high stakes provincial by-election in St-Jerome, Quebec will be called in the fall and a CAQ win could hint at potential electoral ruin for the PQ in 2018. With the CAQ hoping to gain back the seat they lost to former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau … Continue reading St Jerome is more than just another by-election
By Chelsea Craig. Recent calls for a second Scottish independence referendum have been stirring a conversation among Quebec’s chattering classes who’ve been hard at work this past week drawing comparisons between Scotland’s and la belle province’s own quest to become a sovereign state. Setting aside the obvious legal distinction between Scotland, which is a country … Continue reading Despite the buzz, Scotland isn’t a roadmap for Quebec