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  • Kate 20:17 on 2022-11-20 Permalink | Reply  

    Some drivers are already pre-dreading the traffic difficulties that may accompany the COP15 meeting, although let’s not forget that motorists will still have use of the Ville‑Marie while transit users will lose Place‑d’Armes station and cyclists the Viger bike path, for the duration.

    Most of this article branches off into a summary of COP27, though.

    • Kate 20:12 on 2022-11-20 Permalink | Reply  

      A 74-year-old driver is dead after he lost control of his car and plowed into another vehicle and a pedestrian, Sunday morning in Verdun. The incident may have been caused by a health crisis at the wheel.

      • Kate 10:43 on 2022-11-20 Permalink | Reply  

        As a gesture against the National Assembly’s obligatory oath to the King, the Société Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste held an oath said to be libre, citoyenne et républicaine at St‑Jean‑Baptiste church on Saturday. These stories are English and French versions of the same CP report, and neither one mentions how many people attended.

        In tangential news, PQ leader Paul St‑Pierre Plamondon is grasping at straws to get party recognition in the National Assembly, even though the PQ elected only three MNAs last month. Normally, recognition and benefits only go to parties electing a minimum of 12 MNAs or receiving 20% of the popular vote. St‑Pierre Plamondon seems to be counting on historic sentiment to get his party a better deal.

        • Uatu 11:54 on 2022-11-20 Permalink

          An oath that reflects the secular nature of Quebec…. Taken in a church. Sure.

        • Blork 16:29 on 2022-11-20 Permalink

          That’s actually kind of perfect.

        • Ephraim 18:32 on 2022-11-20 Permalink

          Ah, yes, we are secular… in a church by a society named after a saint. Can someone remind them that Quebec excluded Jews from being in the National Assembly because the oath contained the words “on the true faith of a Christian” and that it is only with the 1832 Emancipation act (under Papineau) that Jews were allowed to even serve in the National Assembly.

          There is one MAJOR difference between these people and Ezekiel Hart… Hart desperately wanted to serve the constituents that had elected him and was willing to even take the oath in order to serve… but they kept on trying to prevent him. These people aren’t refusing to take the oath for publicity and self service and thinking nothing about their constituents who just don’t care about the oath… they need someone in the national assembly to represent them

        • jeather 08:44 on 2022-11-21 Permalink

          You forget that going to a school named after Jesus or Mary or a saint is just heritage, while seeing someone existing while being visibly not-Catholic is horrible religious proselytizing.

        • Ephraim 11:42 on 2022-11-21 Permalink

          Let’s ask Paul St-Chose Plamondon https://twitter.com/infomantv/status/989554648523603968?lang=en

          Ever since they called him that on Infoman a few weeks ago, I can’t manage to call him anything else 🙂

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