• Merci Mme. Marois

    Posted by in Uncategorized   1 Comment

    Apr

    08

    2014

    Schadenfreude is fun and all, and Marois was far from perfect, but let’s not forget a few things: She was our provinces first woman premier. I’m sure there were many glass ceilings that she had to break through to get there. She served the public for almost 35 years! She shut down the shameful practice […]

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    Religious Music

    Posted by in Music, Religion   4 Comments

    Mar

    08

    2014

    Most of my friends are aware that I consider myself to be an evangelical antitheist. This means, that like atheists, I don’t hold any belief in any deity. It also means, that unlike many atheists, I hold a positive belief that there aren’t any gods, that the belief in such things is harmful to our […]

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    Student, again!

    Posted by in Education   6 Comments

    Jan

    06

    2014

    Despite advice to the contrary from this article, I am going back to school. I’ve now officially been enrolled in 3 of the 4 universities in Montreal (well, 4 is a stretch, let’s face it UQAM, you’re just an über CEGEP). The brainpickings article above does have some valid points, however I think it’s somewhat […]

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    Dear voters, Please stay home.

    Posted by in Montreal, Politics   11 Comments

    Nov

    02

    2013

    As unpopular as this view might be to some, I will not be encouraging people to show up and vote. I think the arguments behind encouraging a greater voter turnout are flawed and unsound. Disclaimer: It’s no secret to most of my friends, that I am not a huge fan of democracy. This doesn’t make […]

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    Tyranny of Secularism

    Posted by in Uncategorized   2 Comments

    Sep

    07

    2013

    Pauline Marois’s Secularism Charter A recurring topic in provincial politics has come up again. Cynics say Pauline Marois and her minions are using the politics of division in order to gain votes and support by creating a false divide between pure laine Québecois and les éthiniques. While I generally despise cynicism and I would rather […]

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    PQ ‘secularism’ statement

    Posted by in Politics, Religion   1 Comment

    Aug

    14

    2012

    So, the PQ says that they want to ban overt religious signs in public service. Now, generally, I’m all for government staying completely out of any sort of religion in any and every way, shape or form. However, I strongly suspect that this is just the PQ showing their xenophobia once again. I submit this […]

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    Cher SPVM/Dear SPVM,

    Posted by in Montreal, Politics, Student Protest   10 Comments

    May

    24

    2012

    (English text follows the French) Chers membres du SPVM, En 2008, il vous en souvient peut-être, à l’invitation de votre estimée Fraternité déçue de l’offre salariale de la Ville de Montréal, vous protestiez en portant un jean et une casquette de base-ball rouge… Nous, nous en avons gardé un souvenir très précis. Même si vous […]

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    Nightly ‘Casseroles’ (pots and pans) Protest

    Posted by in Montreal, Student Protest   3 Comments

    May

    22

    2012

    Yet another awesome thing about Québec culture. This is right outside my apartment door: Every night, my neighbours are protesting the Charest government’s tuition increases. To make matters worse, Charest has been totally inept and incapable of coming up with a compromise. So these protests have been happening nightly, and they last for about 10-15 […]

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