September 28 2016 Edition

Defeated MPs have hard time finding a job

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(This is the first of a two-part report.)

The first anniversary of the 2015 federal election is around the corner. It's not an exaggeration to say never in the history of the universe has such a surprise been sprung on the sage political punditry of a country. Trudeau was Truman, everybody else, Dewey.

Irish Heritage Quebec launches its new season

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On September 16, Irish Heritage Quebec welcomed members to the first meeting of the new season. While comfortably seated in McMahon Hall, members were led by John O’Connor on a virtual tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Along the way O’Connor spoke about a number of people who have left their mark on Quebec City. 

English-speakers in Quebec City enjoy helpful, lively community

I came to Quebec City in 2005 to learn French and, as fate and fortune would have it, I ended up owning a leading English-language training company.  

OBITUARY: Jan Elizabeth Earle

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Jan Elizabeth Earle died in Exeter, UK, on Friday, August 19, 2016, aged 62 years. She was the loving mother of Isaac, Rosie, Heather and Tim, and daughter of Edna and Peter Skinner of Hildenborough, Kent, UK. She also leaves behind her good friend and ex-husband Steven Earle.

Holland School ran Marathon of Hope

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Annually there are 2500 schools in more than 58 countries running Terry Fox fundraising campaigns. The man who ran for a cure has come to live in the hearts of all Canadians.  He was a man whose dream of eradicating cancer had no boundaries.

Crossing Canada: Autumn Colours on Amtrak’s Adirondack

Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Quebec City residents are accustomed to hosting the hordes of “leaf” tourists who arrive by cruise ship or luxury bus at this time of year. The annual display of red, yellow and orange is truly stunning. It is no wonder that people flock to take in the autumn sights.

Quebec City is on the film and television industry map

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The OSQ receives a standing ovation for Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On September 23, ticket holders were in for quite a show at the Quebec City Film Festival. The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) was about to provide the musical accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 film The Gold Rush at the Palais Montcalm.

Membership has its perks

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Membership has its benefits, especially when it is to the Morrin Cultural Centre and Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. It is truly one of Quebec’s best-kept secrets.

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