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Quebec clings to separatist sentiments and Ottawa's subsidies

Quebec clings to separatist sentiments and Ottawa's subsidies

By John J. Metzler MONTREAL — Political uncertainty shadows Quebec in the aftermath of a contentious provincial election campaign.  Now in the wake of the vote, the specter of separatism has re-emerged in the multi-ethnic Canadian province where the political rhetoric by the French-language focused Parti Quebecois could return economic instability and undermine fragile business […]

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Laughter the best medicine for Montreal's linguistic and cultural divide

Laughter the best medicine for Montreal's linguistic and cultural divide

By John J. Metzler MONTREAL — It’s takes a comedian to break the ice in the often frosty linguistic debate in Montreal, the cosmopolitan Canadian city where the French-speaking majority jealously and legally holds the linguistic high ground.  So when an Indo/Canadian immigrant Samir “Sugar Sammy” Khullar brought a hilarious comedy show in Franglais, a […]