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Quebec’s values test is insulting and dangerous

Quebec premier Francois Legault and his governing Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party are playing games with peoples’ well being as they try to score political points with their base. That’s exactly what the new Quebec values test comes down to: creating an environment of arbitrary fear and hatred towards immigrants. We know that it’s not something that’s unique to Quebec because despots and wanna-be political strongmen the world-over, including the bad-boy just south of the Canadian border, have been making a perceived threat from immigrants central their belligerence and hate-filled rhetoric. So it has been with Mr. Legault and the …

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A NEW YEAR, SAME BATTLES…?

Perhaps… But ‘vigilance’ remains the operative word as people go about the business of making a difference in the community in their individual way. So the ‘year-that-was’ is now that: over. Those so inclined celebrated by rounding out the ‘teens’ decades when the clock struck midnight and the ‘long hand’ ticked its way into 2020.’ No more whining years, just hard numbers going forward into the third decade of the 21st century. Doing my ‘end-of-year’ reflection one thing stuck in my mind, the dogged determination of one Kenrick McCrae, who had been in an ongoing fight with the Montreal police …

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Do you have 20/20 vision in this year 2020?

God cares about your vision…. A happy new year to you my dear readers of the Community Contact! This is a year to focus on you. It’s a year of vision and dreams. The year of the supernatural. You can call yourself a watchmen, I see-er, a dreamer, a visionary, a prophetic intercessor, or whichever pleases you most. Regardless of the title, the objective is that you must have a desire to aim higher to get spiritual understanding and discernment. This year, you must be able to discern what is going on in your personal life. You must walk with …

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Hello 2020

Our fears limit our potential… It’s a new year filled with promise and possibilities, but remember before anything can change in your life you have to ask yourself the right questions. What do you want to change in your life? Are you nurturing your mind, body and your spiritual life? What are you hoping for? What truly matters to you? Why do you want to change? Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses? Are you taking life for granted? What are you afraid of? Where are you now? Where do you want to be? When was the last time …

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MLK Day: How close are we to the Mountaintop?

Montreal first in Canada to formally recognize King’s contribution to society. King’s contribution to society. Come January 20, the third Monday of the month, Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated in both Canada and America. Every year, along with our American neighbours, we go through the ritual of honoring the clergyman, secular civil rights leader and martyr. Along with the celebration come frequent recitations of his stirring “I Have A Dream” speech delivered at the Lincoln memorial on August 28, 1963, during the March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and his final speech “I have Been to the …

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CHRISTMAS: THE TANGIBLE SEASON

Call it the “other season.” None of the others compare. It’s cold, but truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Seasons and seasonal celebrations be damned, none of them has anything on Christmas. It’s not an official season per se (as the four annual seasonal ones), but anywhere from December 24 to January 1st or 2nd of the next year, which one can even refer to as the ‘overlap season’. But one can say with little or no argument that it’s the best, most wonderful time of the year. One can even call it the “happy season.” Because …

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Title: Are you carrying the Light of Christmas?

Christmas is about Christ in you the hope of glory. As a matter of fact it doesn’t even matter whether Jesus was born on December 25th or not; the great news is that Jesus Christ was born as the saviour of the world. It is recorded, “for unto us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders… and His name shall be Wonderful Counsellor… Prince of peace…” (Isaiah 9:6). This child is the son of God. He was born and given to us for a purpose. He came loaded with …

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THIS WE MUST GET… LEST WE FORGET: THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON

May this Christmas bring us closer to the spirit of human understanding It is that time of the year when we’re inundated with Christmas special reruns, holiday cheer, remakes of old jingles and advertisements encouraging us to find the best gift for that special someone, not to mention every other person in one’s life. Strange but true, Christmas is also that time when people are expected to tolerate borderline abusive behavior of people in their lives, in the name of holiday spirit. There appears to be (origin unknown) an unspoken rule that the holidays are the time of the year …

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Peace be with you as you celebrate this holiday season

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord – Luke 2:11 This time of year can be particularly stressful, but it’s important to remember what Christmas is all about. Celebrating the birth of our Savior and all that He has done for you and just being grateful for your many blessings that you may sometimes take for granted. As you prepare for the Christmas holiday, take time to stop, take a deep breath, reflect, relax and just enjoy all of the special moments. No matter what the circumstance, …

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It’s Still About Consulting For Meaningful Results

SIGNATURES TO ENGENDER CHANGE? Call it a pre-Christmas gift from the proverbial Black community; I’m talking about twenty thousand or so signatures on a petition (in the works since last year) which was finally submitted to the city of Montreal ostensibly to bring attention to the perennial issue of systemic racism in the various departments that constitute the administration’s daily business, not the least of which is the SPVM, the police. Not only is the petition intended to illuminate the police and their questionable interactions with certain groups, proverbial “visible minorities”, especially Black people… males, it’s also about the invisibility …

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