Twenty Children in a Yurt

06/07/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger Despite the cold and the snow, I head towards a yurt in the middle of a forest in the Lanaudière district of Québec. A yurt is the traditional habitation of Mongolian nomads. It is a tent, decorated in very colorful motifs that […] 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

French Barnyard Vocabulary

12/18/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Anne Marie Parent For this column, we offer three French words and an English-French expression, all relevant to barnyard-based vocabulary. 1) Poule (hen) The word “poule” comes from the classical Latin word pulla, the feminine of the word pullus, which means “very small.” So […] See more

The Invisible Poor

11/10/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor    J. went to Services Canada to apply for unemployment insurance. But he couldn’t follow through until the end. “There were complicated words on the forms,” he complains. “Written in a complex fashion. It was really far more complicate than I thought it […] See more

Women and Love Throughout the Ages

11/06/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The French dictionary is an imposing tome, a great philosophical treatise. We can meditate on the given definition of a word and use it, with confidence, in a coherent context. By knowing a precise definition, we can make a word vibrate with […] See more