September 19 2018 Edition

VEQ Fall Fest brings community together

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ)’s annual Fall Fest is always a much-anticipated event for the members of the anglophone community. Once again this year, Mother Nature smiled down on those who gathered at St. Vincent Elementary School’s gymnasium and playground on a bright, sunny Saturday, Sept. 15.

Politicians learn to stop worrying and love the notwithstanding clause

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Just like the opening line of a noted biography of him, Pierre Trudeau’s notwithstanding clause in the Canadian Constitution “haunts us still.”

Memorials and Things of Fame

September 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Bill 101: A solution more expensive than the problem

Quebec’s Charter of the French Language, commonly known as Bill 101, was adopted by the National Assembly on Aug. 26, 1977. Forty-one years later, the law imposing French as the official language of Quebec is still wreaking havoc, socially and economically.

Quebec City Women’s Club starts new season

The Quebec City Women’s Club is starting its 2018-2019 year with an informal get-together on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. President Joan Valois extends a warm welcome to new and former members as the club begins its 81st year. “Invite your friends and join us for a light buffet and some warm conversation,” she says.

The story behind Côte Badelard

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Photo: Google Maps

This cobblestone pathway and wooden staircase which join Upper (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) and Lower Town (Saint-Roch) are named in honour of Philippe-Louis-François Badelard (1728-1807).

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing to seek your readers’ feedback on the following question:

What can Canadians do to be better Canadians?
I am seeking this feedback in connection with a book idea I have. The working title of my book is Kiss The Ground You Walk On, Canada and in it I want to convey the message of how we can all be better Canadians.

Saint Brigid’s Guild honoured for 50 years of devoted service

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Ladies and a few gentlemen of Saint Brigid’s Guild were recognized for their 50 years of devoted service to the residents of Saint Brigid’s Home at a special event held at the home on Sept. 14. 

Vacant lot behind Maison Péan will get its park

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Behind the large stone building known as the Maison Péan, located at 59 Rue Saint-Louis, a field has lain abandoned for nearly 25 years. Its overgrown grass and bushes are an incomprehensible eyesore in the middle of Old Quebec.

Metropolis remains epic after 90 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Metropolis, a pioneering silent science fiction film made nearly a century ago, is a fascinating, complex film. On the surface, it is about the lower class rebelling against the upper class, while in reality, it is also about control, love, self-discovery and finding common ground between two parties.

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