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Shalom from Quebec, shall we continue to welcome?

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The same date also marks Canada’s ratification of the UN Convention on Discrimination Against Women.

Dignity, equality, freedom and social justice are among the rights protected under these conventions.

But what have these steps meant? Have we progressed?

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The Morning Chronicle, December 1
St. Andrew’s Day

What if we travelled together?

DSCF0003.jpgAs the first winter storms hit, we have to get in the rhythm of things, finding boots, shoes, mittens and shovels. There’s also the rhythm of winter commutes.

Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

After a bitter month-long political battle, Régis Labeaume was chosen Sunday to become the 37th Mayor of Quebec City. Labeaume earned over 59 per cent of the vote, drubbing his closest competitor and odds-on favourite, Renouveau municipal de Québec (RMQ) leader Ann Bourget, whose meager 32 per cent support surprised even Labeaume.

Holocaust survivor shares story at SLC

Champlain-St. Lawrence College had the privilege of welcoming Leslie Vertes, a remarkable man with a painful past and an extraordinary passion for life on October 16. At 83 years of age, Vertes is one of the few remaining survivors of The Holocaust, the event responsible for the murder of six million European Jews during the Second World War.

Here are our Bronze contributors so far

Bronze Category
($10 - $75)

Bernice Simons
Edith Boivin
Elizabeth Lovett
Elsie Jewell
Esther Greaves
Jean Allaire
Joan Joli-Coeur
John E. Mons
Lillian Gillard
Louise Murphy
Lyla Paquet
Lynda Lemelin
Madeleine Grenier
Madeline Stewart

Francophones have help from commissioner of official languages for court challenge

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The Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) is taking the federal government to court over its dismantling of the Court Challenges Program.

The FCFA filed an affidavit back in September. The organization is headed to court on January 21 and 22, 2008.

Morrin Centre unveils Voices from the Crossroads for 400th

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Photo: Michele Thibeau

Voices from the Crossroads is the theme for Morrin Centre's planned festivities for the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec. In the company of its many partners on Tuesday, the centre unveiled its plans, which stretch from January 2008 through December.

Challenge to linguistic rights is a true test of democracy

Editorial

The volunteers and employees of the Canadian Court Challenges Program have remained faithful to the cause. They still believe in the program that allows equality rights and language rights test cases to make their slow and costly way through our court system.

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