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  • Kate 11:41 on 2018-08-18 Permalink | Reply  

    CBC has an odd little primer on local biting and stinging bugs including both insects and spiders, but it seems to me while we don’t get much in the way of blackfly, sandfly or deerfly in town, he passes over the recent issue of ticks becoming more of a menace here.

    • Kate 08:37 on 2018-08-18 Permalink | Reply  

      A Montreal North councillor is quitting the opposition Ensemble Montreal party because the Ensemble borough mayor has blocked any explicit memorial to Fredy Villanueva. Renée-Chantal Belinga will sit as an independent.

      • Kate 08:17 on 2018-08-18 Permalink | Reply  

        City hall is pondering truly universal suffrage – giving all residents the right to vote in municipal elections, regardless of their citizenship status. Given the pathetic response of voters at this level – fewer than half of eligible voters can be arsed to get out and vote – and the number of people who live here who are permanent residents but not citizens, it would be a smart move to get more people involved in civic politics.

        Footnote: recently an acquaintance told me he had received his Canadian residency papers. I responded “Congratulations!” and he laughed. This is a man who has lived in various places and already has citizenship in two other countries. “It’s only Canadians who offer congratulations about this kind of thing, and you all do,” he told me.

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