June 25 2008 Edition

Michele’s Last Press Conference

As you all know by now, Michèle Thibeau is leaving the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph to seek out a new adventure.

She has been working for the QCT for almost 10 years now and she will be sadly missed by all of us here.

Congress hopes to reignite religious flame in Quebec

New music attracts youth to church

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Photo: Scott French

The International Eucharistic Congress saw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world descend upon Quebec City this past week. Despite dwindling church attendance in Quebec, many who attended the Congress remain upbeat about the future of Catholicism in the province.

Congress hopes

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Photo: Scott French 

“We are very pained for them,” Reverend Father Robin Marshal D’Silva (not pictured) of the Mumbai archdiocese said. The reverend father was commenting on Catholic church attendance in Quebec.

Who founded Canada? Quebecers can’t agree

The significance of Quebec’s 400th anniversary has quickly become a contentious issue amongst Quebec and Canada’s politicians over the past two months.

July 1 promises three times the fun

Canada’s 141st birthday bash is promising to be the biggest thus far. Festivities will be spread over two days beginning on the eve of Canada’s anniversary on Monday night, June 30, and carrying through to July 1.

City censors satyrized image of Queen

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Photo: Ivan Binet

The Queen has unwittingly reared her head at Quebec City’s birthday party. An art piece originally commissioned by the committee of the 400th anniversary has been censored by the exhibition’s sponsors: the Bibby Ste. Croix foundry and the city of Quebec. The piece, a decorative manhole cover by Quebec artist Martin Bureau, depicts the Queen donning caribou antlers instead of her crown.

Debate over founding nations

The significance of Quebec’s 400th anniversary has quickly become a contentious issue amongst Quebec and Canada’s politicians over the past two months.

Michèle leaves her desk

I wish I didn’t have to write this. More precisely I wish I didn’t have to write this just yet. Could easily have waited another year, give or take five or so.

But Michèle Thibeau is leaving her desk at the Chronicle and I want to wish her well.

Farewell to a great colleague and a dear friend

For almost four years I have been working with Michèle at the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. I am very sad to see her go and at the same time very happy for her.

Michèle has been an inspiration to me not only at work, but also as a dear friend.

Good fences don’t always make good neighbours

The American poet Robert Frost once wrote “good fences make good neighbours.” For the majority of us, this may be true. However, on the eve of our national moving day, when many of us are about to inherit new neighbours, the story may be very different.

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