And any attempt to treat Quebec today like France in the age of Voltaire or Quebec under Duplessis is ignorant -- or a cover for Islamophobia to win votes.
When the majority of visible religious symbols in Quebec were Christian, nobody complained. But now that Islamic symbols have become more visible, it has suddenly become a matter of grave concern.
Given that coal drove the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, we need to guard against the abuses that could come with the mining of rare earth minerals for the green industrial revolution.
Freedom of expression is central to our liberal democracy. The state has no right to intervene in events like the panel discussion with Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.
Three unique and influential individuals in three very different arenas of life come together at this year's Hot Docs documentary festival in Toronto.
The Hum Podcast
Hosts Gilad Cohen and Simona Ramkisson open up about their personal lives, their thoughts on "wokeness" as a brand, and Gilad's thoughts on vaping.
Talking Radical Radio
Frances Ravensbergen talks about the migrant justice group Bridges Not Borders, based in a small Quebec town near an irregular border crossing commonly used by refugees entering Canada from the U.S.
The Liberals' just-announced change in refugee policy could have a devastating effect on thousands of vulnerable people. For some asylum seekers, it could, in fact, have life and death impact.
Progressives in Canada have many good reasons to be disappointed with the Trudeau Liberal government, but the Conservative campaign of fear and panic against immigration and refugees is frightening.
Kenney often points to the record number of Canadian immigrants when he was immigration minister, but he was not above appealing to prejudices and hatreds when it suited his political purposes.