A Criminal Record and the Job Market

05/03/2024 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor     One Quebec adult in seven has a criminal record. That’s 900,000 people 18 years of age or older. This statistic is verified by the Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec (ASRSQ). Given the current manpower shortage you’d think it would […] See more

Muslims Helping Muslims during Ramadan

04/08/2024 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor At the Goût du Bled restaurant on Jean-Talon East in St-Léonard, each year a wonderful foodbank pops up just for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. An army of volunteers gets together in the restaurant’s basement kitchen to prepare 1,200 meals a […] See more

One out of Two Men is a Woman

03/29/2024 The Social Eyes 0

By Sarah Lemay for the Gazette de la Mauricie Androcentrism literally means “male-centered.” It is a concept that reveals the historical, cultural and social domination of men over women in numerous societies around the world. This notion, as complex as it may be, has profound […] See more

Xavier Laloux: Be a Hero

03/22/2024 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor               Xavier Laloux is a contemporary artist born in 1985 in the Montreal suburb of Pointe-Saint-Charles, a working-class district in the south-west of the city. He has overcome many obstacles throughout his life. He is responsible for the image of a dove on […] See more

The Mother of Arborescence

03/01/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The interview takes place on a hands-free telephone, in front of the young people from the center and the parents present. Milaine Brousseau Ouellette, who has two children, operated a daycare at her home. She let the kids play outside all the […] See more

AA and Other Twelve-Step Movements

01/08/2024 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor Alcoholics Anonymous has existed since 1935, when two Vermont-born men, Bill W. a stockbroker and Dr. Bob, a surgeon, met. They were both heavy drinkers at the time when they crossed paths in Akron, Ohio. They are the founders of the AA […] See more

The Benefits of Buying Local

01/05/2024 The Social Eyes 0

By Alain Dumas, economist, editor at the Gazette de la Mauricie Considering that food takes up about 20% of our budget, replacing imported foods with local produce has a big impact on our economy and our environment. For example, when we buy a chicken that’s […] See more