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Quebec's Islamophobia Has Gone Down An Eerily Familiar Path

While I was out promoting my latest book in October, I received news that the Quebec Liberal government had just passed an odious piece of legislation, Bill 62, which forces Quebeckers to uncover their faces while giving and receiving public services. The law followed on the heels of the equally repugnant Secular Charter, which died when the previous PQ government ...

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Follow Quebec's Lead On Health Care — Prioritize Both Mind And Body

The Health Minister of Quebec, Gaétan Barrette, recently announced that the province was going to embark a plan to provide equal access to mental health services. This will mean that everyone living in Quebec will be able to receive psychotherapy when needed, and that these mental health services will be covered under Q… HuffPost Canada – Athena2 – All Posts

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Pamela Stevenson, Northern Quebec's Only Female Inuit Police Officer, Breaks Barriers

MONTREAL — Though she’s only 22, Constable Pamela Stevenson is undoubtedly one of her northern Quebec police force’s most coveted new recruits. When she joined last month straight after graduation, Stevenson became one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), whose vast territory includes everything in Quebec that lies north of the 55th parallel. <!– ...

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Trudeau Liberals Score Huge Upset Win In Quebec's Lac-Saint-Jean Byelection

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have pulled off a stunning upset, winning a federal byelection in the heartland of Quebec nationalism. Liberal Richard Hebert has won the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean, a riding held by the Tories since 2007 and once the home base of sovereigntist champion and one-time premier Lucien Bouchard. The Liberals last won the riding in 198… HuffPost ...

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Bill 62: Niqabi Women Fear Quebec's Religious Neutrality Law

MONTREAL — Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her. The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. And in an image-driven society, she found it liberating that ...

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Stoking Islamophobia Should Bar Group From Quebec's Discrimination Talks

Would a farmer ask a fox to help design a security system for her free-range chickens? A group that stokes Islamophobia and defends an explicitly supremacist organization shouldn’t be part of a Public Consultation on Systemic Discrimination and Racism in Québec. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) should be removed from the “list of selected organizations” for this ...

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Jagmeet Singh Would 'Respect' Quebec's Separation In Event Of Another Referendum

OTTAWA — Campaigning in a byelection in sovereigntist territory Tuesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh suggested he would be comfortable if Quebecers decided to split from the rest of Canada. Speaking to reporters in Alma, Quebec, in the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean where residents twice voted to separate — by an almost three-to-one ratio during the 1995 referendum — Singh was asked ...

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