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Police Uniform

Just a quick observation/question for readers: 

Is it just me or the army pants the police officers are wearing in protest against the lengthy negotiations for a new collective agreement are way cooler than the usual uniform they are forced to wear?

As far as I'm concerned, they can wear them as long as they want.  I'd even put that into the new agreement... 

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Fortier Going Against the Odds

Foster Care for Native Children

Jonathan Kay, columnist for the National Post (Canada), published a column today about how child services department across the country are failing native children by abiding to rules that run counter to what children

Former Quebec Carnivals Player Gary Carter In the News

Former major league catcher Gary Carter is back in the news today, with what he said on a Sirius Satellite radio show following the rumors that New York Mets manager Willie Randolph could be fired in the coming days or weeks:

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Blog or Op/Ed: The Google Story

The Google Story

By now, everyone who has had communication with the outside world in the last ten years knows what Google is and does.

However, not everybody knows where it started (Stanford University) and the obstacles that they were forced to overcome (investors thinking search engines would never be useful).

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Blog or Op/Ed: Democratic Process

Democratic Process

Being Canadian, my take on the nomination process for the Democrats is unimportant to many outsiders. That said, it is interesting to see how the democratic process works for our Southern neighbors and how we differ here in Canada.

Return of the NHL in Quebec City

Last Monday, I went to the Colisee Pepsi to take in a game from the IIHF World Championships, between Belarus and Denmark. The game was very boring, except for the last 10 minutes of the third period, when Belarus tied the game, then took the lead, only to see it disappear with under a minute to go in the game. They would go on to lose 3-2 in overtime.

Ads-Free City?

Next December, a new bylaw is planned to dictate that all billboards should be eliminated in the capital, in order to clean up the landscape and limit the amount of advertising we are bombarded with on a daily basis.

Music Suggestion

As you will soon discover, I am a huge music lover and my taste range from jazz to heavy metal. On that note, I thought it would be a good idea to suggest artists to our readers that deserve to be heard, whether they are known or unknown.

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Baseball Season Upon Us

The Braves, Metros, Carnavals, Capitales…

Quebec City’s love affair with baseball dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and although there have been ups and downs, nobody can deny the passion shown by fans to their teams over the years.

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