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  • Kate 14:58 on 2022-09-18 Permalink | Reply  

    François Legault has promised an additional $40 million for religious heritage in Quebec. He “took the trouble to specify that the state is secular but that it was necessary to preserve the heritage bequeathed by our ancestors.”

    Meantime, the PQ and QS are squabbling over who gets to be second, with Eric Duhaime mocking them both. Oh God, two more weeks of this.

    • Chris 09:19 on 2022-09-19 Permalink

      “One of the two programs is for the repurposing of surplus places of worship for the needs of organizations, non-profits, co-ops, etc.”

      Kate, this sounds exactly like a point you always raise when discussions of ending the tax exemption for churches arises: that these beautiful old buildings should get state money because they are so depended on by organizations, non-profits, co-ops, etc.

      Oddly, the article does not say what the other program is.

    • Kate 09:57 on 2022-09-19 Permalink

      I was going to point that out, Chris, but was also curious on your other point.

      Arguably there’s some value in simply making sure that wobbly steeples don’t collapse into busy streets, but what else are they planning?

  • Kate 10:35 on 2022-09-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Bon Appétit has a quirky list of what it calls the best restaurants in Montreal. I have no opinions here, not having tried any of them.

    • Kate 10:32 on 2022-09-18 Permalink | Reply  

      Some in NDG and the Sud-Ouest still hold out hope that a footbridge over the Turcot may yet be constructed to link the two boroughs.

      • Kate 10:28 on 2022-09-18 Permalink | Reply  

        The Gazette notes that Kojax on Ste‑Catherine has closed after 45 years.

        • Blork 11:05 on 2022-09-18 Permalink

          And yet they say they will open another downtown location soon. No info on WHY they are closing. Rent increase? Building set to be demolished? Where’s the real story?

        • Spi 11:27 on 2022-09-18 Permalink

          I’m pretty certain that building and the adjacent ones are part of a previously announced real-estate redevelopment.

        • dhomas 11:34 on 2022-09-18 Permalink


          Announced a while ago and seemingly behind schedule (according to the link above, it was supposed to be ready in 2021).

      • Kate 09:48 on 2022-09-18 Permalink | Reply  

        Ismaël Koné, who was born in the Ivory Coast but grew up in Montreal, is poised to become an international soccer star.

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