That Maclean’s magazine cover is true after all
When Martin Patriquin wrote in Maclean’s magazine in October 2010, with a which featured Quebec’s iconic figure Bonhomme Carnaval dashing through the snow carrying a suitcase bulging with cash, probably o his way to an airport to catch a flight to sunnier and warmer climes down south, he was excoriated by Quebecers who thought he was disrespecting not so much the iconic figure, but its personification – the Quebec people – in this instance.
Many thought the article, which described Quebec as “the province the most corrupt in Canada,” was an anti-Quebec attack by (the rest of) Canada. Corruption, many thought, was no worse in Quebec than (in the rest of) Canada.
Quebecers were livid, and many who thought he was disrespecting the province and citizens who took umbrage at the cover depiction and story excoriated Patriquin.
Some of the many headlines reacting read, Maclean's cover stirs flap in Quebec: Use of Bonhomme and depiction of province as most corrupt irks many. Bonhomme’s handlers reacted “Quebec politicians and organizers of the Quebec Winter Carnival are up in arms about an explosive cover story…”
Like all entrepreneurs, fashion entrepreneurs are faced with a plethora of recurrent legal issues…
Montreal’s first-ever Black Fashion Week in town on May 16 and 17. This celebration of Quebec’s most talented visible minority fashion designers will be held at Saint-Jean-Baptise Church at 4237 Avenue Henri Julien and will feature big name designers such as Helmer and Yves Jean Lacasse.
At first glance, “fashion law” may seem like an oxymoron, an utter contradiction. After all, fashion is considered an especially creative domain, whereas the law seems anything but creative. Still, the fact remains that the fashion industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and like all entrepreneurs, fashion entrepreneurs are faced with a plethora of recurrent legal issues. The failure to properly structure their operations will prevent many talented designers from ever taking their craft to the next level. Continue reading for a glimpse of some of the legal issues faced by players in the fashion industry.
Baby mothers are bringing their sons into the barbershop for haircuts. Everybody was talking, some were texting, a few were singing, “did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball…”
Welfare Wesley looked at the baby father and said, “How do you know that song?”
The baby father said, “We just came back from the Jackie Robinson movie – or the Jackie Robinson story.”
Oletimer said, “Was it the Jackie Robinson story, or was it a Hollywood story?”
The baby father said, “I don’t know, it was difficult to listen to at the beginning because of the racism. But I wanted my son to see it, like the movie, Roots. I was not around when Jackie Robinson was around in 1946, but I am around now.”
Oletimer said, “I wasn’t around when they wrote the Bible, but I went to the library, I spoke with the people, and I lived it.”
Everybody got quiet in the barbershop when they heard that “Oletimer” was around when all the ugliness and racism was happening at the time Jackie Robinson was in Montreal.
His majesty and supreme honour are evidence and certain measure of the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, which He makes apparent for all to see, partake in and enjoy.
The gentle beauty of a garden of flowers, a waterfall, a newborn baby, the multi-colored horizon of the sky at dusk or dawn, or the symphony of a thunderstorm, are all examples of glory in the creations of God, which are around us all the time.
The only problem is that it is too easy to not notice at all and tune out of the spiritual awareness of God's glory. As I've written before, distraction is the enemy's assault tactic number one, and ensuring we're all too busy to even notice is unfortunately the sad reality.
Although I love the convenience and charm of city life it truly is a full course meal of human creation, like Bob Marley chanted: 'Concrete Jungle'.
I must admit that getting away from the city every so often causes the evidence of God's glory to be more apparent.
We're all caught up in the fulfillment of various responsibilities of our professional, social and family lives, but as the Word of God instructs: 'be in but not of the World'. Yes, you can ensure that all your priorities are met while having a spirit that is in constant worship of the Lord and the glory that is all His own, but He shares with all of humanity.
Teach your children that the way to make money is through work
In response to the recent article in the COMMUNITY CONTACT “THAT OTHER SOURCE OF LIFE ELUDING BLACK PEOPLE," permit me to proffer to the Ways and Means Committee some possible ways to ensure fiscal transparency just from simple information gleaned from this newspaper.
Here are some facts that must be factored in our search for a solution or an understanding of the issue by the poorer class.
Let us start from the bottom and nickel and dime our way to the top. Amen!
Do our children know how to handle money? No need to respond, as we all know what it will be.