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Haitian born lawyer Tamara Thermitus heads Human Rights Commission

Contact Staff On Tuesday, February 7, Tamara Thermitus was named head of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, becoming the first person of African descent to hold the position. Her appointment came after weeks of wrangling by politicians at the National Assembly, with opposition politicians led by Parti Quebecois’ Jean-Francois Lisée claiming that she was “too multicultural” for the position, while others accused her of being too close to Dominique Anglade who is the minister of Economy, Science and Innovation. Both women were born in Haiti. After many in the public voiced their concerns, her recent nomination received …

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Josa Maule built her school in her likeness: strong and resilient

MSOPA celebrates 25 years Egbert Gaye You have to love the hardscrabble industry of theatre and film to stay excited after 25 years of ups and downs. Meet Josa Maule, who since 1992 has trained a generation of aspiring actors in Montreal while opening doors for many through her network with film and television production companies across North America. Over the years, through Josa Maule’s School of Performing Arts (MSOPA), she must have mentored over five thousand actors, hundreds of filmmakers and playwrights, encouraging them to have a good work ethic, build bridges and network. She is the first to …

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Call her Ms. Trish of all trades

This communication specialist is a bubbling cauldron of creativity Egbert Gaye Tricia Henry playfully refers to herself as Miss Trish, or better yet, Trish of All Trades, but she’s all business when talking about her intent to stamp her name on the entertainment landscape from Montreal and beyond. So whether she is writing a blog that touches on entertainment, social and personal issues working on documentaries or broadcasting her daily on-line radio show, Mornings With Miss Trish (Your Favorite Cup of T), she dabbles in it all. “Creativity is my passion,” she told The Contact recently in a late night …

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Haitian born lawyer Tamara Thermitus heads Human Rights Commission

Contact Staff On Tuesday, February 7, Tamara Thermitus was named head of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, becoming the first person of African descent to hold the position. Her appointment came after weeks of wrangling by politicians at the National Assembly, with opposition politicians led by Parti Quebecois’ Jean-Francois Lisée claiming that she was “too multicultural” for the position, while others accused her of being too close to Dominique Anglade who is the minister of Economy, Science and Innovation. Both women were born in Haiti. After many in the public voiced their concerns, her recent nomination received …

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Josa
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Josa Maule built her school in her likeness: strong and resilient

MSOPA celebrates 25 years Egbert Gaye You have to love the hardscrabble industry of theatre and film to stay excited after 25 years of ups and downs. Meet Josa Maule, who since 1992 has trained a generation of aspiring actors in Montreal while opening doors for many through her network with film and television production companies across North America. Over the years, through Josa Maule’s School of Performing Arts (MSOPA), she must have mentored over five thousand actors, hundreds of filmmakers and playwrights, encouraging them to have a good work ethic, build bridges and network. She is the first to …

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Miss Trish NO NAME ON PIC
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Call her Ms. Trish of all trades

This communication specialist is a bubbling cauldron of creativity Egbert Gaye Tricia Henry playfully refers to herself as Miss Trish, or better yet, Trish of All Trades, but she’s all business when talking about her intent to stamp her name on the entertainment landscape from Montreal and beyond. So whether she is writing a blog that touches on entertainment, social and personal issues working on documentaries or broadcasting her daily on-line radio show, Mornings With Miss Trish (Your Favorite Cup of T), she dabbles in it all. “Creativity is my passion,” she told The Contact recently in a late night …

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Reflections of Blackness in full effect

Black History Month events are well underway across Montreal. So to honour, celebrate and appreciate Black heritage and culture, Tashe, JaiDance and Montreal United have teamed up for a presentation of an all-encompassing cultural event dubbed Reflections. Things get underway at 1:00 PM with the marketplace, which will showcase several talented entrepreneurs in Montreal’s Black community and the various products and services they produce and provide. Along the way, those in attendance will be treated to a spectacle of spoken word and performing arts presentations that will leave you inspired, and have you wanting more. Which will include dancing, good …

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THE HYPOCRISY OF RELIGION AND POLITICS…

The Religion… I went to Union United Church the end of January to worship, something I do occasionally. And each time I pull on that big brown door it’s with great expectations of hearing some “good news” from the pulpit and the good members of the Union family, especially that the seemingly endless contention, which has resulted in the polarization of the congregation, has finally ended, and that everyone is now on the same page, singing from the same Hymn book, and working cooperatively. So there I was. After greeting familiar folk I settled in for another Sunday session of …

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Dear friends, Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is LOVE. [1 John 4:7-8] Next week we celebrate love on Valentine’s Day; but what is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13 says: Love is patient Love is kind It does not envy It does not boast It is not proud It is not rude It is not self-seeking It is not easily angered It keeps no record of wrongs Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with …

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