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Dallaire, Belafonte draw lessons from Rwanda, Humanitarian aid alternatives

Three high-profile UNICEF representatives were in Quebec City last week to address the global problem of child soldiers. At a press conference at the Hilton Hotel last Thursday, Harry Belafonte, Senator Romeo Dallaire, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada Nigel Fisher resolved to move beyond politics in order to defend children caught in conflict.

Addressing Quebec’s black history

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It’s time to look more closely at Canada’s past ties to slavery, argued Montreal writer Dorothy Williams during her talk at the Morrin Centre last Friday. Canada’s progressive role in the abolition of the American slave trade is touted in history classes, but, as Williams reminded attendees, Canada and Quebec have slavery in their past as well.

The Kite Runner provokes reflection

Every now and then one comes across a book that moves you to talk and even to write about it. I finally read The Kite Runner while on vacation last week: I loved it. Laced with pathos and irony this first work by physician-author Khaled Hosseini reminded me of an old favourite: Marcel Pagnol’s L’Eau des collines, once or twice put to screen as Jean de Fleurette and Manon des Sources.

Quebec City Travel Newsletter June 4

QC students win LG’s award

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Stopping homelessness before it starts

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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Feedback please...Memorials and Things of Fame

Hi,

Just wonder if anyone out there reads "Memorials and Things of Fame"....?

Just wondering...........

Cathy

 

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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