Québec’s Alternative Schools (Part II)

08/28/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor A School in the Woods An alternative school in the tiny village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, 15 kilometres west of Shawinigan, in the miiddle of the forest, is a provincial leader. In 2004, in the tiny village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, the local school closed its […] See more

Québec’s Alternative Schools (Part I)

08/25/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor A traditional school, with its rows of desks and its rigid discipline, isn’t for everyone. Some students learn better in a freer, less structured environment. By giving students more space and the freedom to learn, an alternative school helps students develop better […] See more

First Hochelaga MP in Cabinet Ever

08/16/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Member of Parliament for Hochelaga and Federal Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, at the Chic Resto Pop food bank today with me. She shared […] See more

Living With Going Blind

08/04/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Célie Dugand Living an ordinary life, Martine Bédard suddenly lost her sight in 2018 at the age of 51 after a bout with pneumonia and the breakdown of her immunity system. For his part, the artist Bruno Robitaille is afflicted with eight eye ailments […] See more

Is the Pen Mightier than the Keyboard?

07/31/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Célie Dugand and Colin McGregor Are we turning society’s youngest members into robots that just type things out at school without ever really making sense of it all? Are we creating a generation of catatonic typists who don’t ever reflect on what they’re told? […] See more

Ouanessa Younsi at Solovox

07/20/2023 Colin McGregor 0

Montreal poet and psychiatrist Ouanessa Younsi was one of several talented artists at last month’s Solovox poetry night at La Petite Marche restaurant on Saint Denis. Monthly Solovox events, always the third Wednesday of each month at La Petite Marche, are coordinated and ably emceed […] See more