Addiction: a Burden on Children
Addiction
This week (November 21 – 27) is National Addictions Awareness Week. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is posting a different article each day on a different topic to mark the occasion. Today’s topic is “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” …
Beating Leukemia
Education
Sickness, accidents, mourning: all part of life. How can we confront the storm and learn to live again when these challenges shake our daily life? One young Quebecker, Jean-Gilles Gadoury, tells his story of fighting against the odds. An inspiring …
Parents, Teachers and Sex
Education
In 2005, the Quebec education ministry shut down sex ed in Quebec classrooms. But in December 2017, the wind direction changed. La Fédération des comités de parents du Québec (The Quebec Federation of Parents’ Committees) hailed the return of sex …
The SAQ for Children
Addiction
I line up at a branch of the SAQ, the Quebec Liquor Commission. I am getting our order for our concert venue, Bistro le Ste-Cath. By Raymond Viger  Waiting my turn at the cash, I look at all the “cuties” …
Mommy Doesn’t Have a Job Anymore
Economy
Parents can spend up to a year with their baby, all paid, before going back to work. That’s thanks to the Quebec Parental Insurance Program (le Régime québécois d’assurance parentale, or RQAP).  Each year 130,000 parents stay home from work …