Angelique Duruisseau
Artists
Edith Piaf, France’s most iconic chanteuse, has been the subject of a host of tribute singers for decades. But now, her powerful, expressive style, best known in songs such as Non, Je ne Regrette Rien and La Vie en Rose, …
B.U.
Artists
It’s hard for a Montreal artist to be downhearted when his dreams lead him to discover magical corners of the globe – such as the North African nation of Morocco. Indeed, his years spent working there went a long way …
Too Sexy, Too Young
Hypersexualization
At a shopping centre we meet Haley, 10, who is out with her mom. This little Ontarian is rarely caught without her bright red lip gloss and fake nose piercing. When asked why, Haley explains: “It’s pretty, and it matches …
Addicted at Age 12
Drug Addiction
Max, the pre-teen, was bitter about life. Introverted and sensitive, he buried his emotions in a mountain of drugs. He tells The Social Eyes about the plight of pre-teens trapped in an imaginary world of their own construction. At age …
A Half-Marathon for Life
Sports
The Oxford Dictionary defines perseverance as: “the steadfast pursuit of an aim, constant persistence.” To which I would add: “In the face of adversity and even pain when the mind and spirit are advocating quitting whatever activity is the cause.” …
From Farm to School: B.C.’s Example
Health
A kid who eats better learns more. So why not bring farm-fresh food to school cafeterias? That’s what Joanne Bays is doing in British Columbia. Not too long ago, Québec’s Équiterre organization invited her to share her experiences with those …
Broken Windows
Justice
In 2012, a shy, quiet teacher and political philosopher named James Wilson died. An expert in Chicago’s black neighborhoods, he was best known as the man who came up with the “Broken Windows” Theory. It says that if one window …