Opinion

Vive le Québec français !

Pelletier’s unexpected reply

It was springtime in Quebec. One of those sunsplashed early mornings that invariably called me to be up and walking. Before long I found myself exploring the Old City.

Hazel Ross Breakey gets the recognition she deserves

Thank you for the excellent article (QCT, January 7, 2009) signed by the staff of the Fraser Recovery Program, in tribute to the life and work of a great lady, Hazel Ross Breakey.

R. Clive Meredith

 

Impressions of a former Quebec City mayor

I met Jean Pelletier in the 1960's when we were both named to a junior committee of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. I was impressed by his intelligence and knowledge of music. Later, the Bois Fontaine building held an annual luncheon for its tenants to start the New Year. Jean was a terrific mimic and he entertained all of us with his imitations of politicians.

Nothing holy about war

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi

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It was with sadness and dismay a few days after Christmas that I was informed that my uncle-in-law Sergeant Gregory John Kruse was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Greg was a brave soldier, a loving husband and father of three girls. He will be sadly missed.

Fixing Canada's political mess

Manning Centre for Building Democracy and Troy Media Corporation

COMMENTARY

December 2008

Fixing Canada's political mess

By Preston Manning
President and CEO
Manning Centre for Building Democracy

Seniors want company, not stuff, for Christmas

I know a great many younger folks are desperate for inspiration on what to present to their senior relatives and friends for the holidays. It is far from easy. Most of us are not short of material things. We have enough gloves, scarves, brooches, earrings, shirts, ties and sweaters. Some of the things we have received over the years, we are passing along to younger relatives and friends.

A Christmas mishap

Christmas Memories

No talent to waste: literacy an economic priority

To the Leaders of Quebec’s Political Parties,

We heard proposals during this past electoral campaign on how to deal with the economic crisis at our door. The situation is, in fact, worrisome, and the economy is the focal point of each party's position.

Playing the Player Piano

Somepianos today play automatically. It really gives you a shock to hearthem tinkering along without someone sitting on the bench. Iguess it's really great, but not too much different from aradio without advertisements or a CD -- and it takes up more room.

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