Let’s begin with a little look back.
A quarter century ago, an unassuming funeral director from tiny Huntingdon, Quebec , named Gordon McIntyre said he got ‘really mad ” when language police ordered him to remove his “Funeral Home” sign and replace it will “Salon Funeraire”.
McIntyre and two other Quebec businessmen said they had enough and filed a complaint to a United Nations committee.
As a reporter, I covered Jacques Parizeau for years. The former premier was many things, but for the most part you always knew what you were getting.Way back in 1995 when he said a yes vote would mean Quebecers were like lobsters in a trap. No way out. He was honest about things. Like them or not.Which brings us to the Francois Legault and the CAQ.Wolves in sheep’s clothing? Or as Churchill might say sheep in sheep’s clothing.
He admits he made a mistake. One of the leading minds of Canada, a scholar of international acclaim, admits he was he was in error.Philosopher Charles Taylor says a decade after his report on reasonable accommodation, he had it wrong.
Your hearts have to go out for the flood victims once again. It’s been an awful time. The stellar work of the volunteers redeems one’s faith in humanity. The City of Montreal and the CAQ government , to be fair , have been doing a competent job. They are doing their best. As are members of the armed forces.As I said, your hearts have to go out to the victims. Your heads have to go somewhere else.Why year after year does this happen sometimes in catastrophe?
So a convicted war criminal walks into a television studio and gets a standing ovation. Absurb? Indeed ! But no punch line here.That’s exactly what happened on the Radio Canada program Tout le monde en parle.The star member of Canada’s First Family of Terror, Omar Khadr apparently has taken to the talk show circuit.
This is going to be a long 6 months before the federal election. It almost seems like schoolyard insults are flying in every direction. “I know you are but what am I ?”The PM says the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is lying. Really? In politics?Trudeau even says he will sue Scheer over comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal