Can we be Different and Agree?
Community
Many things make me a different sort of person. By Raymond Viger And I am proud that I am different from others. I love my own uniqueness. Our differences lead us to believe that consensus is impossible. That we can’t …
Education and Differences
Community
Many things make me a different sort of person. I’m dyslexic. Yet because my mother taught me to read, write and count, I made it to the top of my class. Many students are “different” like me. By Raymond Viger …
Prison Stopover – Part 2
Criminality
In 2016, Colin McGregor changed penitentiaries. After 23 years in medium security he was moved to Laval. Before going to his new prison he was sent to the Regional Reception Centre in St-Anne-des-Plaines, a compulsory waystation for all transferees going …
Prison Stopover – Part 1
Criminality
In 2016, Colin McGregor changed penitentiaries. After 23 years in medium security he was moved to Laval. Before going to his new prison he was sent to the Regional Reception Centre in St-Anne-des-Plaines, a compulsory waystation for all transferees going …
Davy Boisvert
Artists
No need to investigate any further: Davy Boisvert excels at any artistic medium he tries his hand at, from dance to rap to singing. File Artist In Quebec he’s everywhere: on your TV screen, on stage, behind the scenes, and in …
Pascal Dufour
Artists
Best known as a 17-year veteran of the Quebec supergroup Les Respectables, Pascal Dufour is also a citizen-activist; since 2011, he’s been the spokesperson for the youth group Jeunes pousses (Young shoots). File Artist Like the organization he represents, he …
Squirrels and the Transfer Bus
Prison
On a transfer bus from Cowansville to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, in the lower Laurentians just north of Laval. It does not matter if it is day or night. I cannot tell. By Colin McGregor | File Prison In the rear, in a …
A Homeless Man’s Journey
Homelessness
The homeless are not born, they are made. Every homeless person has their own sad story, their reasons why they ended up on the street. Some, like Bernard Martin, have to dig back into childhood to understand how you end …
Nomad Music
Natives
Culture is often a source of identity. Urban or ancestral, sometimes every culture seems to be at war with the world around it. But youth conquers all, bridges gaps, reconciles opposites. Marie Semeur | File Native Wapikoni Mobile is best …