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

Cruel Tube

04/26/2024 Colin McGregor 0

A poem from Colin McGregor from the anthology It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn – available from the publishers Editions TNT.com Cruel Tube Oh toothpaste, why won’t you go back? I hope and hope and hope and hope And hope again I’ll squeeze you in […] See more

Fuel Economy and the Auto Industry

04/12/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger To reduce gas consumption, on January 2, 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon lowered the speed limit on American roads to 55 miles an hour. Given that vehicles at the time consumed upwards of 17.4 litres/100 km, this gas saving measure had its […] See more

The Beginnings of the Automobile

04/05/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger In the beginning, the car company started by Henry Ford had as its aim to bring the automobile to the rural population. By 1920 this objective had been realized. Were auto manufacturers content with achieving this? By no means. Expansion is a […] See more

Suicidal Cyclists and Pedestrians

11/03/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The relationship between automobile drivers, cyclists and pedestrians has changed greatly over the last few years. In the previous century, the road belonged to vehicles. A pedestrian who risked sticking their foot out onto the street did so at their own risk. […] See more

Art that Breaks Down Barriers

10/09/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor In a Quebec City theater, an unusual event: an exhibition of paintings, poems and sculptures all created by people with criminal records. Personnes judicarisées, (People brought to justice) to use the terminology of criminologists. The welcome from visitors to this opening is […] See more

Freedom, but the Peter Principle…

06/30/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor     I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills                                                                        – William Wordsworth I have been asked to write an article about my first year in an apartment, fully paroled, after 29 years in prison and a […] See more

Frauds and Scams on Dating Sites

05/12/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor When we’re blinded by love all sorts of bad things can happen. Isabelle Rivest, founder of the dating site Effet Tandem, tells us that dating site scams cost Canadians a bundle.  According to the RCMP, such sites saw $64.7 million worth of […] See more