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French PM shows support for Quebec's controversial secularism law during Canada visit

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal expressed strong support Friday for Quebec's model of state secularism — a policy that has been criticized by the Canadian government — saying France shares the ...
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French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal expressed strong support Friday for Quebec's model of state secularism — a policy that has been criticized by the Canadian government — saying France shares the province's commitment to religious non-affiliation.

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Cult Mtl

The Trumpification of Canadian politics

Toxic online behaviour is nothing new. As far back as 2015, I joined forces with other Quebec women to write a letter published in French-language daily Le Devoir imploring for the adoption of new edi ...
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Toxic online behaviour is nothing new. As far back as 2015, I joined forces with other Quebec women to write a letter published in French-language daily Le Devoir imploring for the adoption of new editorial policies, better online moderating practices and legal tools to tackle online hate speech. We also denounced pervasive online threats targeting women. 

In 2018, I argued that some online platforms had become so bad, we ran the risk of letting tech companies stand as unaccountable platforms for content. 

A decade later, things have only gotten worse. In some circles, online abuse and threats issued to public figures are almost accepted as being part of “the job” — an ugly necessity or expected consequence. “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen” is what I often see people callously comment after a politician or pundit shares that they’ve been a target of hate. 

Trump-style politics crossed the border

I like to call it the Trumpification of Canada. Like Donald Trump, who’s long been engaging in his “war” against “fake news” or mocking political adversaries, certain Canadian politicians are now also comfortable demonizing the press. Some don’t think twice about doing the same with their political opponents. Trump has succeeded in normalizing this type of nastiness, which only amplifies online abuse and emboldens partisans to feel that they can behave that way, too. I see far too many online accounts these days comfortably and openly spewing racist, misogynist, xenophobic, antisemitic or Islamophobic language. Some of that has certainly seeped into our politics. 

Much of what I saw written on signs and banners during the infamous “Freedom Convoy” in 2022 was beyond the pale. It deeply worried me. You can disagree with a democratically elected politician all you want, but to be walking around with a sign or piece of clothing displaying a noose and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name is dangerous. It’s an incitement to violence. 

Last week, Trump posted a video that featured a disturbing image of President Joe Biden hogtied in the back of a pickup truck. Only a few months ago, Trump casually endorsed the idea that he should be able to assassinate opponents without being prosecuted, an idea put forward by his lawyers. He implied that a president should be able to enjoy immunity no matter what. 

None of this should be normalized. 

Toxic post-pandemic political climate

Since the pandemic, I’m sure most of us have noticed an uptick in rude, aggressive behaviour. I sometimes suspect something snapped in people already dealing with an emotionally fragile mental state. People don’t think twice about lashing out violently — online or in real life — at those they disagree with politically or ideologically.

“Not only did the pandemic worsen deep-seated issues such as mental health, homelessness, healthcare and political polarization,” Dalhousie University assistant sociology professor Michael Halpin told CTV, “it has made people think differently about one another.”

That anger has manifested itself in increased threats towards politicians and public figures. Politics has become more confrontational, more rage-filled, more hostile. 

In 2019, Québec solidaire member Christine Labrie filed complaints after receiving online abuse and targeted hate. 

A woman was recently arrested for allegedly harassing Longueuil Mayor Catherine Fournier, who was targeted by death threats in connection with the city’s plan to cull white-tailed deer living in a local park. 

A few weeks ago, a man was arrested for issuing threats against Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

Liberal MNA Marwah Rizqy faced death threats while she was pregnant and campaigning in 2022. 

Last month, Gatineau Mayor France Bélisle, the city’s first female mayor, announced she was stepping down, citing a hostile political climate and death threats as the main reasons. 

Of course, the risk of violence in politics isn’t new. Most Quebecers remember only too well the attempted shooting of PQ leader Pauline Marois at Metropolis in 2012, which left one person dead and another injured. 

But threats against Canadian politicians have become increasingly normalized. This could affect our democracy, as it could potentially discourage quality candidates from entering politics at all. 

A newly released intelligence report by a federal task force warned that threats against politicians have become increasingly normalized due to “extremist narratives prompted by personal grievances and fuelled by misinformation or deliberate lies.” The report found that “political polarization, conspiracy theories and growing distrust in the integrity of the state fuelled much of this vitriol.”

Political rhetoric not helping the situation

Yes, there are extremist narratives that some groups are peddling, but we should also be paying close attention to political rhetoric that undermines trust in our institutions. In the current climate, some politicians’ insistence on capitalizing on political discontent about “corrupt” or “compromised” institutions that can’t be trusted, fueling increasingly angry skepticism, runs the risk of aggravating the vitriol.

Despite the very real danger of such political manoeuvres backfiring and undermining the public’s trust in our institutions, more and more politicians appear comfortable playing this game. A game that Trump is very familiar with. 

The Quebec Bar recently criticized Premier Francois Legault for attacking the impartiality and independence of the courts by insinuating they are beholden to a particular level of government. It was a completely unfounded declaration, yet the premier made it in the hopes of undermining their work — and casting doubt on any potentially unfavourable-to-him legal rulings. It was a cynical political move.  

Along similar lines, when Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre states that “Canada is broken” or when he mocks and criticizes reporters and “corporate media” and “established interests,” he’s taking a page from the Trump playbook. He’s deliberately and preemptively trying to cast doubt about any critical coverage of him. 

Moves like those may have short-term political gain, but they’re dangerous. They risk eroding public trust and forever altering the Canadian political landscape. They cross a line, which then allows others to cross it, too. 

Political strategy that thrives on aggressive conflict and opposition and leverages pre-existing anxiety and discontent, which often fixates on elected officials, could lead to the steady deterioration and undermining of our political institutions. We cannot afford to take it lightly. ■

This column was originally published in the April 2024 issue of Cult MTL.


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Cult Mtl

Spaceballs is playing tonight at Cinémathèque Québécoise

The 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs is playing tonight at Cinémathèque Québécoise at 8:30 p.m. The screening, presented by Audrey Ann Tremblay and preceded by the classic Warner Bros. short ̶ ...
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The 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs is playing tonight at Cinémathèque Québécoise at 8:30 p.m. The screening, presented by Audrey Ann Tremblay and preceded by the classic Warner Bros. short “One Froggy Evening,” is part of the theatre’s ongoing retrospective Mel Brooks, A Hilarious Wit.

“In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called Perri-Air. In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).”

For tickets to tonight’s Spaceballs screening, please visit the Cinémathèque Québécoise website.

Spaceballs is playing tonight at Cinémathèque Québécoise

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Cult Mtl

500 free poutines will be given out on April 20 by Chef on Call for their 15th anniversary

Montreal late-night comfort-food delivery service Chef on Call is marking its 15th anniversary on April 20 by giving away 500 free poutines. The restaurant, which also has locations in London and Wate ...
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Montreal late-night comfort-food delivery service Chef on Call is marking its 15th anniversary on April 20 by giving away 500 free poutines. The restaurant, which also has locations in London and Waterloo, Ontario, is located at 3430 Parc.

“Chef’s throwing a b-day party like never before. Everyone invited. We got a piñata.”

500 free poutines to be given out April 20 by Chef on Call for 15th anniversary

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2 hours ago

Ex-CSA engineer acquitted on charge of acting for Chinese firm
Global Montréal

Ex-CSA engineer acquitted on charge of acting for Chinese firm

Former Canadian Space Agency engineer Wanping Zheng has been acquitted of breach of trust at the courthouse in Longueuil, Que.

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CBC Montréal

Auditor general launches audit into rocky rollout of Quebec's auto insurance portal, SAAQclic

The office of the auditor general's website is asking the public to share their experiences related to the digital platform during its winter 2023 launch. ...
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The office of the auditor general's website is asking the public to share their experiences related to the digital platform during its winter 2023 launch.

6 hours ago

CBC Montréal

There's something different about Montreal's Lachine Canal: no more trash cans

In a statement, Parks Canada says about 30 garbage bins have been removed with the aim to “encourage citizens to take responsibility for the management of waste destined for landfill sites.” ...
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In a statement, Parks Canada says about 30 garbage bins have been removed with the aim to “encourage citizens to take responsibility for the management of waste destined for landfill sites.”

12 hours ago

Call of the Wilde: New York Islanders shade Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in hard-fought overtime
Global Montréal

Call of the Wilde: New York Islanders shade Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in hard-fought overtime

The Islanders were desperate in this one, but the Montreal Canadiens stayed close like they have all season long. Brian Wilde has more.

17 hours ago

CBC Montréal

Quebec pioneer in HIV/AIDS research to be inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Catherine Hankins discovered the connection between intravenous drug injection and HIV rates among women and helped create CACTUS Montréal, North America's first needle-exchange program. Her cont ...
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Dr. Catherine Hankins discovered the connection between intravenous drug injection and HIV rates among women and helped create CACTUS Montréal, North America's first needle-exchange program. Her contribution as the co-chair of the COVID Immunity Task Force in Canada is also being highlighted by this recognition.

21 hours ago

Controversial Saint-Henri safe drug consumption site set to open
Global Montréal

Controversial Saint-Henri safe drug consumption site set to open

A transitional housing project and safe drug consumption site will open near a school in the Saint-Henri borough. While officials welcome the project, residents are resisting it.

21 hours ago

Sherbrooke Record

“I don’t do threats”: Berthold leaves executive committee after dispute with mayor

By Ruby Pratka Local Journalism Initiative   Sherbrooke Councillor Danielle Berthold has stepped down from her position as chair of the city executive committee after what she perceived as a thre ...
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By Ruby Pratka

Local Journalism Initiative

 

Sherbrooke Councillor Danielle Berthold has stepped down from her position as chair of the city executive committee after what she perceived as a threatening phone call from Mayor Évelyne Beaudin.

Berthold said she spoke with Beaudin on the evening of April 8. “I told the mayor I planned to vote against the pool tax, and she said, ‘When we’re on the executive committee, we need to stick together, and if not, there will be consequences.’ I consider that a threat, and I don’t do threats.”

Beaudin confirmed the conversation had taken place. “I told [Berthold] that in life, when you make decisions, it comes with consequences, and when you change sides, there are always consequences,” she told The Record. “When you vote to break the budget, there are consequences.”

The pool tax bylaw – which imposes an $80 per unit of evaluation tax on residential swimming pools – was approved by a single vote at the April 9 council meeting, with Berthold and Councillor Laure Letarte-Lavoie, who briefly attended the meeting with her one-month-old baby in tow despite being on maternity leave, voting in favour.

Berthold explained that she voted for the tax not because her convictions had changed or because she felt threatened by Beaudin, but because the money had already been factored into the budget, which she had voted in favour of. She announced her resignation from the executive committee after the vote. “I voted for the tax even though I explained that it made no sense…There’s no way I’m always going to be stuck between a rock and a hard place and unable to act according to my convictions,” she later said.

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21 hours ago

The Eastern Door

April is an important month

Cultural Awareness Month makes us all take notice of what’s around us – our living, breathing language and culture, but also our history and what it took to get us here.  It’s an opportu ...
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Cultural Awareness Month makes us all take notice of what’s around us – our living, breathing language and culture, but also our history and what it took to get us here. 

It’s an opportunity to celebrate all of what we are, and to help the youth understand all the sacrifices, fights, and issues we have dealt with, gone through, and will continue to have on our plate as Onkwehón:we. 

The Eastern Door has been part of CAM from the beginning, translating stories in Kanien’kéha, including our front page this week. We have used the spirit of this month to create Sharing Our Stories – which collects stories from our elders and puts them out there for all to see, in print and online. We have done so since August 2022, and will never stop. This project is too important. 

And so is Cultural Awareness Month.  

It’s much easier to be knowledgeable and proud of your community and people when you have examples that remind you of how we got here and where we’re going. 

Hearing the language from the elders during this month and learning about things like wampum belts, books by our own authors, or our many facets of the artistic community, all paint a picture (excuse the pun), of what it takes to make Kahnawake what it is – a vibrant, growing, and vital community in the Indigenous landscape of this country. 

CAM was born out of a necessity to teach and learn, but also out of a hunger that exists within so many who often don’t know where to turn to learn our stories. 

Every Native community should have a month like this, but few do. Kahnawa’kehró:non stepped up and made it happen, and it showed quite clearly the kind of mobilization that can occur when we come together and decide to do something positive. 

Where do we go from here? Well, just having this month of April dedicated to such awesome teachings is great, and we’re not even sure how to improve upon it. 

Adding another month later in the year? Widening the month to include more activities? Taking some of what’s taught during CAM and utilizing it during other times or spaces in town? 

The important part is to keep ideas flowing and to take part in the pride that comes from Cultural Awareness Month. 

You don’t have to have access to your tóta to tap into the wealth of our very being, you just have to pick an event or two in April and listen and learn. One day you could be the teacher. 

The uphill battle for our language’s security exists, of course, but CAM is a way to combat that and reverse the low numbers of those who can converse in our language, and not be embarrassed by how little they know. 

This month is like a confluence of ideas, experiences and realities coming together to combat what colonialism has done to us, and no level, no matter how much of a beginner you are, is something to hang your head for. 

We must all learn one day, and today could be your day, but without getting out there to see, you may be letting an opportunity pass you by that could shape your entire future. 

Together, we can reverse the intergenerational trauma we are all victims to, but it will take time. During this process we have to be patient, grow individually, and always think of the collective as one big family working towards the same goal of being successful Kanien’kehá:ka. 

CAM started out as a humble initiative, but it has become a metaphor for the kind of action we all need to take to celebrate us. 

This editorial was originally published in print on April 5 in issue 33.14 of The Eastern Door.

22 hours ago

The Eastern Door

Fort Wall restoration underway

For many in Kahnawake, the Fort St-Louis Wall is an important piece of the community’s history. To some, it’s a reminder of the painful legacy of colonization, and should be torn down. To others, ...
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For many in Kahnawake, the Fort St-Louis Wall is an important piece of the community’s history. To some, it’s a reminder of the painful legacy of colonization, and should be torn down. To others, it’s a marker not to forget the past, and should be restored as a physical way to teach future generations about Kahnawake’s story. 

The wall has been crumbling for years, with sections of the wall removed in 2016 and 2019 after collapsing. Now, with funding from Parks Canada, the section of the wall that collapsed is being restored, with work having started at the beginning of this week. 

“It’s about preservation, not necessarily updating it with modern materials but rather trying our best to keep it to what it would have been when it was built,” said Lance McComber, project manager at the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK).  

The wall was originally erected by the French as a wooden structure in 1725 and was replaced with a stone fortification in 1747. It was designed to protect the French and their allies from potential attacks, as well as to protect the original Catholic Church building in Kahnawake. For that reason, it’s a grim reminder of the history of colonization.  

“Most people don’t know the full history of the wall, and that it was built not for us but to protect colonizer interests, and to protect the French soldiers from siege who occupied said area,” said community member Courtney Katt Montour.  

She said she’s against the restoration and preservation of the wall because of what it represents. 

“To me, it is a reminder of colonization, that outside religion was forced upon our community, and following that many were sent off to Catholic residential schools where they were abused, and families are left dealing with generational trauma caused by it,” she said. “I personally find it hard to support repairing a part of history that essentially divides our community between traditional spiritual values and Christianity.” 

The restoration itself will be entirely paid for by Parks Canada, meaning no MCK money is being used for the restoration, McComber said. Still, the wall takes up a large area that some community members have said could be used for parking for the Kahnawake Youth Center (KYC), or other community needs. 

Harley Delaronde, who taught in Kahnawake for 30 years and has a great interest in local history, said that preserving the wall is equivalent to preserving history. He is a tour guide at the Welcome Center and said that much of the wall’s history isn’t clear from books alone. The physical structure helps people understand the footprint of the French in the area. 

“It’s a symbol of our past, it’s a reminder of where we’ve come from,” he said. “It’s an important part of who we are and it’s a part of our history. We need to recognize where we’ve come from, and we weren’t living in a vacuum then or now. There are influences on us. And there’s importance to preserving our knowledge of history.” 

For others, the wall holds memories new as well as historic. Evelyn Jacobs said she wants to know more about the history of the site, but that the wall is still a part of her childhood, symbolizing how this piece of history has grown with the community that houses it. 

“That wall has been there since I was in elementary school, that I remember,” Jacobs said. “This is so important to our community because it’s part of our history. I think any heritage building in our community and anything that is history should be preserved.” 

Restoration on the Fort Wall is expected to last for eight to 12 weeks, with work taking place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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This article was originally published in print on April 5 in issue 33.14 of The Eastern Door.

22 hours ago

Quebec nurse practitioners will be able to take on patients waiting for family doctor
Global Montréal

Quebec nurse practitioners will be able to take on patients waiting for family doctor

Starting next week, specialized nurse practitioners in 11 Quebec clinics will be able to take on patients who are waiting for a family doctor.

11 Apr 2024 20:18:16

CBC Montréal

Montreal's 1st supervised drug inhalation centre to open in Saint-Henri despite concerns

Montreal’s first supervised drug-inhalation centre is opening in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood next week, but the new facility will offer much more than a safe space to get high. ...
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Montreal’s first supervised drug-inhalation centre is opening in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood next week, but the new facility will offer much more than a safe space to get high.

11 Apr 2024 19:41:44

Cult Mtl

Beloved Montreal restaurant Nilufar is making a comeback on April 12

Nilufar may have stopped serving its signature Middle Eastern fare from its old Ste-Catherine Street location last year (after being evicted by greedy landlords), but this week the beloved Montreal re ...
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Nilufar may have stopped serving its signature Middle Eastern fare from its old Ste-Catherine Street location last year (after being evicted by greedy landlords), but this week the beloved Montreal restaurant will be making a comeback. Nilufar, which continues to operate as a catering service, will be selling its goods from la Poubelle Magnifique (1221 Crescent) this Friday, April 12.

The Nilufar pop-up menu features falafel pitas and bowls as well as lentil soup, garlic sauce and peach juice, though organizers point out that other items that the restaurant used to serve are also available for pre-order via text or messaging (see their post for details). The full Nilufar menu can be found here.


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11 Apr 2024 19:11:50

CBC Montréal

How should children's screen time be managed?

Daybreak host Sean Henry speaks with Emmanuelle Parent, the co-founder and executive director of the Centre pour l'intelligence émotionnelle en ligne. ...
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Daybreak host Sean Henry speaks with Emmanuelle Parent, the co-founder and executive director of the Centre pour l'intelligence émotionnelle en ligne.

11 Apr 2024 19:05:38

Teacher fired after competing on ‘Survivor Québec’ reality show
Global Montréal

Teacher fired after competing on ‘Survivor Québec’ reality show

The president of the local teachers union, says the school board in the town of St-Hyacinthe dismissed her even though she had found qualified replacements to cover her absence.

11 Apr 2024 17:54:29

Élections Québec nixes plan to test online voting in 2025
Global Montréal

Élections Québec nixes plan to test online voting in 2025

The agency wanted to allow about 300,000 eligible voters in 21 municipalities to vote online during 2025 municipal elections in Quebec.

11 Apr 2024 17:10:15

CBC Montréal

Why are so many Montreal apartments rented without appliances?

In this episode of Good Question, Montreal, we explore some of the reasons why tenants have to buy their own appliances, and what this says about Montreal’s unique (but changing) rental culture. ...
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In this episode of Good Question, Montreal, we explore some of the reasons why tenants have to buy their own appliances, and what this says about Montreal’s unique (but changing) rental culture.

11 Apr 2024 16:00:00

Cult Mtl

Kyle MacLachlan on his new series Fallout, Dune, David Lynch and poutine

Growing up in a house full of cinephiles during the height of daytime and primetime soaps completely prepped me for Twin Peaks. The unlikely mainstream popularity of a TV series co-created by David ...
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Growing up in a house full of cinephiles during the height of daytime and primetime soaps completely prepped me for Twin Peaks.

The unlikely mainstream popularity of a TV series co-created by David Lynch meant that even my elementary school friends were buzzing every week about the show’s atmosphere, its terrifying moments and whether Agent Cooper would ever figure out who killed Laura Palmer. (No spoilers, but if you haven’t seen the series yet, time to get on it.)

34 years later, I had the opportunity to interview Kyle MacLachlan about a new series he’s part of: Fallout, a video game adaptation set in post-nuclear Los Angeles. As a fan of Westworld, MacLachlan was drawn to the project, in part, because it was executive-produced and partly directed by Jonathan Nolan — the co-creator of Westworld and co-writer of five films helmed by his brother Christopher — and because of the complexity of his role as Overseer Hank, the leader of one of Fallout’s luxury underground vaults where the lucky few live radiation-free. 

“I was flattered that they thought of me, honestly, and I liked Hank’s upbeat personality. He was a leader by example who could speak well and was passionate about what he did, he was a great dad — all wonderful qualities. And there’s another side to him that we just scratch the surface of at the end of the first episode. They planted the seeds really well, and there’s a deeper story going on here that’s going to be interesting to explore as only a series can.”

Kyle MacLachlan Fallout interview
Ella Purnell and Kyle MacLachlan in Fallout

In Fallout, there’s a vast post-apocalyptic world to discover through its lead characters, among them Hank’s daughter Lucy (Ella Purnell), whose heroic traits emerge as she’s forced to leave the vault, to the Brotherhood of Steel armored soldier Maximus (Aaron Moten) to the undead cowboy known as the Ghoul (Walton Goggins), a source of comic relief despite his grotesque appearance. While not quite as bleak as HBO’s The Last of Us, Fallout is part of a long line of dystopic titles that have flourished in the 21st century, a trend I asked MacLachlan to comment on.

“People love stories about people who can survive. Survival is such a big theme in Fallout, and what you have to do to survive, and I think we all believe that regardless of whatever circumstances might be around the corner, that we will be the person who can make it. All humans think we’re gonna get through this somehow, and we like to see stories about endurance.

“But maybe we are in sort of a bleak period right now — although we did have Barbie as one of the top films of last year, that was sort of a fun romp, although asking a lot of serious questions. You could also point to Oppenheimer as part of the fascination with destruction.”

Kyle MacLachlan Dune 1984
Francesca Annis and Kyle MacLachlan in Dune (1984)

Having played Paul Atreides in David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune in 1984, MacLachlan jokingly advised Timothée Chalamet to “go easy on the spice” when Chalamet was first cast in the role in 2019. The two Pauls later met at an Oscar afterparty in 2022.

“Timothée and I had a brief but very lovely conversation about the challenges of Paul and working on that role, which was a nice shared moment. I was looking forward to the (first) movie as much as anybody else, and it was good, I enjoyed it,” MacLachlan said (our interview took place in early February, prior to the release of Dune: Part Two). “I just really, really love the book and I love the world of Dune.”

MacLachlan last worked with David Lynch in 2016 on Showtime’s batshit Twin Peaks: The Return — a third season of the series that had MacLachlan playing evil and halfwit incarnations of Dale Cooper over 18 episodes (a fascinating exercise with fantastic moments that was ultimately unsatisfying, if you ask me). Though they don’t have any plans for another project at the moment (“It would be a thrill,” MacLachlan says), they do see each other socially — along with one of their fellow Blue Velvet alumni.

“Oh yeah, we’re practically neighbours in Hollywood. When I’m in town, I see David every few months. In fact, I was talking with Laura Dern, who is also a friend, and her birthday is coming up and my birthday is coming up so we were going to try and have a little brunch over at David‘s house, the three of us. Sometimes we just get together and reminisce and tell funny stories about each other. We have such a long history — gosh.”

David Lynch, Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan on the set of Blue Velvet (1986)

Asked about whether he’d been to Montreal, MacLachlan recalled shooting the TV movie Thunder Point here in 1998. “It was my one attempt to play sort of an action-hero/mercenary. It didn’t turn out very well,” he said.

“It’s a beautiful city. It didn’t feel like you were in an American or Canadian city, it was a different vibe. I really enjoyed it there. And the food there is unbelievable.”

As for whether he tried poutine, MacLachlan said, “Yeah. It’s good! It makes sense. I like a hearty meal, so it was perfect. It was alright by me.”

My final question for MacLachlan was about acting — specifically where he finds inspiration and whether any performances that he’s seen recently have been particularly impressive.

“The best place to go for inspiration is to watch a film. I was watching The Holdovers not long ago, and Paul Giamatti really immersed himself in that character so completely. I really enjoyed that.

“I recently watched Heat again, and you get the chance to see Pacino and De Niro together, which, at the time when that film came out, I remember it was a really big deal amongst actors in L.A., and probably around the world. You saw this wonderful respect between the two of them, like an appreciation for what the other one was doing. Nobody tried to take over the scene, it was very mutual, very watchful — very rich performances. I thought it was an incredible and mesmerizing scene. Revisiting things like that are always inspiring. 

“Gene Hackman‘s performance in The French Connection and how balls to the wall he was in that, and Ethan Hawke‘s performance in Training Day — I looked at that and I said, ‘Wow, well these are people who do what I do at the top of their game.’ So I’m continually inspired and impressed by performances like those.” ■

Fallout, starring Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, Moises Arias, Kyle MacLachlan & more

Fallout will premiere on Prime Video on Thursday, April 11.

This article was originally published in the April 2024 issue of Cult MTL.


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11 Apr 2024 14:33:03

Montreal school board to appeal Bill 21 ruling to Supreme Court of Canada
Global Montréal

Montreal school board to appeal Bill 21 ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

Bill 21 bars public sector workers in positions of authority — including teachers, judges, and police officers — from wearing religious symbols on the job.

11 Apr 2024 14:17:03

Stabbing in downtown Montreal sends man to hospital
Global Montréal

Stabbing in downtown Montreal sends man to hospital

A suspected drug deal gone sour is likely the reason behind an early morning brawl that sent one man to hospital Thursday, according to Montreal police.

11 Apr 2024 13:20:29

CBC Montréal

Montreal school board brings Bill 21 challenge to Supreme Court

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is taking its challenge of Quebec's secularism law to the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing it discriminates against Muslim women. ...
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The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is taking its challenge of Quebec's secularism law to the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing it discriminates against Muslim women.

11 Apr 2024 10:53:51

CBC Montréal

Old Montreal community group wants crackdown on illegally parked cars

Last summer, the Old Montreal Community Patrol started noticing an increase in illegally parked cars causing safety issues for pedestrians, reducing lanes and causing traffic congestion. ...
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Last summer, the Old Montreal Community Patrol started noticing an increase in illegally parked cars causing safety issues for pedestrians, reducing lanes and causing traffic congestion.

11 Apr 2024 08:00:00

CBC Montréal

No more long lines: Montreal-area transit users can now use their phones to refill Opus cards

People can use the Chrono mobile app to buy passes and tickets, completing transactions with credit and debit cards as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay. ...
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People can use the Chrono mobile app to buy passes and tickets, completing transactions with credit and debit cards as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay.

11 Apr 2024 00:21:07

CBC Montréal

'30 years later, we're just in the middle of the same scenario of mass atrocities': Roméo Dallaire

Retired Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, who led the UN's peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1994, reflects on the genocide that claimed the lives of over 800,000 Rwandans — mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus ...
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Retired Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, who led the UN's peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1994, reflects on the genocide that claimed the lives of over 800,000 Rwandans — mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Thirty years later, Dallaire says he feels rage that the world is still experiencing ''massive abuses of human rights'' and a ''genocide that seems to be evolving in the Middle East,'' criticizing Canada's lack of leadership in other parts of the world.

10 Apr 2024 22:20:00

CBC Montréal

After some serious weather whiplash, can Montrealers really say goodbye to winter?

April has already graced the city with sun and snow in the same week. While things are looking brighter these days, can we officially toss those tuques? ...
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April has already graced the city with sun and snow in the same week. While things are looking brighter these days, can we officially toss those tuques?

10 Apr 2024 22:11:13

Canadian marathoner honours Terry Fox one last time before death
Global Montréal

Canadian marathoner honours Terry Fox one last time before death

After years of health complications following a Stage 4 throat cancer diagnosis, Montreal running legend Eddy Nolan has requested a medically assisted death.

10 Apr 2024 21:51:36

Montreal commuters can now reload OPUS cards with a smartphone. Here’s how
Global Montréal

Montreal commuters can now reload OPUS cards with a smartphone. Here’s how

Chrono accepts debit, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google pay as payment methods for Montreal public transit users to purchase passes online.

10 Apr 2024 20:50:40

Quebec Superior Court judge authorizes QMJHL hazing class-action lawsuit
Global Montréal

Quebec Superior Court judge authorizes QMJHL hazing class-action lawsuit

The suit targets the league, its member franchises and its umbrella organization — the Canadian Hockey League — and seeks $650,000 for the plaintiff in damages.

10 Apr 2024 19:55:34

CBC Montréal

Quebec tables bill that includes fines of up to $1,500 for threatening politicians

Municipal Affairs Minister Andrée Laforest​​​​​​​ tabled a bill today that aims to put an end to the toxic climate faced by elected officials. ...
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Municipal Affairs Minister Andrée Laforest​​​​​​​ tabled a bill today that aims to put an end to the toxic climate faced by elected officials.

10 Apr 2024 19:31:37

Threatening politicians could result in $1,500 fine under new Quebec bill
Global Montréal

Threatening politicians could result in $1,500 fine under new Quebec bill

The legislation would give police the power to impose a fine of between $50 and $500 to anyone who disrupts a city council meeting with disorderly conduct.

10 Apr 2024 19:10:45

CBC Montréal

STM announces operation to 'reassure' Metro users as safety concerns grow

Montreal’s transit agency has a plan to reassure Metro users, who report feeling unsafe while taking the system. Montreal police have reported that more homeless people and drug users are using the ...
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Montreal’s transit agency has a plan to reassure Metro users, who report feeling unsafe while taking the system. Montreal police have reported that more homeless people and drug users are using the transit network.

10 Apr 2024 19:02:15

The Eastern Door

Habs host First Peoples Celebration Night

Win or lose, seeing the Montreal Canadiens play at the Bell Centre is always a special experience, and for at least one group of Kahnawa’kehró:non, Saturday’s game was one to remember.  T ...
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Win or lose, seeing the Montreal Canadiens play at the Bell Centre is always a special experience, and for at least one group of Kahnawa’kehró:non, Saturday’s game was one to remember. 

This year’s First Peoples Celebration Night at the Bell Centre saw 20 youth, parents, and chaperones from the youth support and foster care programs of the Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) invited to watch the Habs take on the Carolina Hurricanes. 

“The Canadiens took the initiative and invited us, so I’m hoping that we have a sort of partnership developing, to maybe turn this into an annual thing,” said Walter Whitebean, a youth support worker at KSCS. 

The game turned out to be a 3-0 loss, but the result did little to dampen the experience. 

On top of attending the game for free and enjoying the Bell Centre’s famous hot dogs, the group was also given early access to the downtown arena. Along with families from the Anishinaabe Nation of Lac Simon in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, they were given an hour-long skating session on the Bell Centre’s ice. 

Whitebean didn’t need to be asked twice before saying yes to the Canadiens’ skating offer. 

“When I told my wife, she said ‘you’re not even a Montreal Canadiens fan,’ and I told her that it doesn’t matter. When the NHL calls you to go skate on the ice you don’t say no,” said Whitebean. “Every kid grows up thinking about playing in the NHL, and for some of these kids to actually skate on the ice was pretty amazing.” 

A tour of the Bell Centre followed the afternoon skate, as well as photo sessions with Canadiens’ mascot Youppi! Due to concerns regarding at-risk youth, photos of the KSCS group were not made available and were not publicized by the Canadiens. 

Whitebean said that the families were very thankful for the once-in-a-lifetime day. “A lot of these kids don’t necessarily have the same experiences as an ‘average kid,’ so for them to get a different experience that a lot of people don’t get to do, it’s great,” said Whitebean. 

As part of First Peoples Celebration Night, Maliseet graphic designer Maxime Jenniss designed a reimagined Canadiens logo, which adorned pucks, shirt, and jerseys sold that night at the arena. Prior to puck drop, Innu artist Katia Rock sang the Canadian national anthem in French and English, with a few couplets in Innu. 

That, however, was the extent of the in-arena celebrations on March 30, to the disappointment of some in attendance. It contrasted with the much more elaborate celebrations held during last year’s Indigenous Appreciation Night and during Truth and Reconciliation Day in September. 

“Some youth and parents mentioned that they were expecting some sort of Indigenous showing during one of the intermissions, but there wasn’t any,” said Whitebean. “We will bring it up when giving feedback for next time.” 

Despite that, Whitebean still thinks that the experience was very much worthwhile. “It’s one thing to do a land acknowledgment and all that, but it’s another thing to invite these youth to experience this,” said Whitebean. “I think it’s important for them to be partnering with our community because we’re literally 15 minutes from the Bell Centre.” 

The group from KSCS was joined by many other Indigenous invitees; 110 youth from the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) were invited to the game. “They came from many cities across Quebec, and were able to come to the game thanks to tickets given by the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and Ford,” said Myrian Marotte, strategy director communications and public relations for the RCAAQ. 

The families from Lac Simon, where a pilot project of the newly expanded Bleu Blanc Bouge initiative was carried out in the last few months, also were in attendance for the game. 

The program will be brought to Indigenous communities as part of a partnership between the Canadian National Railway and the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. Over the next five years, an investment of $750,000 will aim to benefit Indigenous youth through the promotion of healthy and active living. It will include the teaching of skating, ice hockey, and ball hockey.  

“Persistent obstacles to sports access, especially in numerous Indigenous communities, exacerbate health disparities among First Nations and Inuit youth,” said Geneviève Paquette, general manager of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. 

An auction of signed items from Indigenous Canadiens alumni, Indigenous players from other teams, and women’s hockey players, as well as items with the reimagined logo signed by current players, was held until April 3 to benefit the RCAAQ. 

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This article was originally published in print on April 5 in issue 33.14 of The Eastern Door.

 

10 Apr 2024 19:00:00

Montreal metro gets new security plan amid rise in safety concerns
Global Montréal

Montreal metro gets new security plan amid rise in safety concerns

Montreal's transit authority is deploying special constables and other safety employees in teams of four to monitor the 10 stations where riders have most reported feeling unsafe.

10 Apr 2024 18:08:49

Cult Mtl

Justin Trudeau calls out Pierre Poilievre for not denouncing endorsement by Alex Jones

In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre for failing to denounce an endorsement that Poilievre recently received from Ale ...
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In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre for failing to denounce an endorsement that Poilievre recently received from Alex Jones. Jones is an infamous alt-right radio personality and conspiracy theorist in the U.S. who was ordered to pay $1.1-billion in defamation damages to parents of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in New Jersey.

“Any responsible leader that receives an endorsement and support from proven conspiracy theorist and liar Alex Jones would have immediately denounced that. But that’s not what the leader of the opposition did. He did absolutely nothing, because those kinds of endorsements fit within his political strategy.”

Justin Trudeau calls out Pierre Poilievre for not denouncing endorsement by Alex Jones

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10 Apr 2024 17:58:32

The Eastern Door

Peacekeeper supports abuse victims

Peacekeeper Isabelle Nicholas knows first-hand what it’s like to be trapped in a domestic violence situation. That’s why she’s hoping community members experiencing abuse will feel comfortable s ...
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Peacekeeper Isabelle Nicholas knows first-hand what it’s like to be trapped in a domestic violence situation. That’s why she’s hoping community members experiencing abuse will feel comfortable seeking support from her in her role as the domestic violence resource officer with the Peacekeepers. 

“I wish I would have had this type of support when I was going through it,” Nicholas said. “I’ve been through I, and I think that really helps.” 

Nicholas is the department’s first-ever domestic violence resource officer and was appointed to the role in May 2023. Since then, she’s been learning from other communities and organizations how they support victims of domestic violence, including at quarterly meetings with other domestic violence resource officers from across Quebec. 

She’s also been working with organizations that community members are entitled to access support from, such as the Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS), the Crime Victims Assistance Centres (CAVAC), and Rebâtir. All of those organizations can help victims of domestic abuse, though many in the community don’t typically consider outside organizations when seeking help. 

“There’s so much out there for people in these situations, but women in Kahnawake don’t tend to reach out because of the language barrier and the fear of talking to a non-local about your private stuff,” Nicholas said. “That’s why I wanted to figure out how to connect people and see how we can help the victims that are here in Kahnawake.” 

Nicholas can act as a facilitator between those services and Kahnawa’kehró:non, which will hopefully make the process less intimidating for those needing help and allow survivors to easily access English-speaking support. She can also act as a liaison between victims in the community and crown prosecutors, should abuse cases be taken to court.  

“I can bring them to court, if they need me to. I can sit with them through the whole process and explain to them what’s going on in the file, and if the Crown needs to speak to them, I’m that link between the crown prosecutor and the victim,” she said. “It’s that missing link that we’re filling in.” 

Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in Kahnawake. Between 2018 and 2022, there were 405 files concerning domestic violence opened with the Peacekeepers, a number that’s been steadily increasing almost every year since 2013. Most years see close to 100 reports. 

It’s hoped that Nicholas’ work, and the work of Kahnawake’s own Ionkwatahónhsate Victims Services will help those numbers go down.  

“We’re here to listen. I’m hoping this makes them feel comfortable to ask the questions they’ve been too scared to ask,” she said. “It’s not about convincing them all to leave their husbands. It’s about working out how to help you.” 

When Peacekeepers respond to a domestic violence situation, victims are referred to Nicholas, who follows up with resources that survivors can access as little or as often as they need.  

She has an office at the station, where she said victims are welcome to come and speak about what they’ve been through – though if victims are uncomfortable heading to the station, she’s more than willing to come to them instead. 

“I get it. I understand the dynamics of a domestic abuse relationship and why we stay for so long, and that really helps me understand them,” Nicholas said. “I’m not in uniform, my office has couches and ottomans. It’s all a relaxing atmosphere for them to feel safe and to have someone to talk to.” 

Nicholas knows that it can be frightening to make that first call for help but reminds the community that they can share their story at their own pace, and they’re never going to be forced to press charges against their abusers if they don’t want to. 

“I’m not a social worker, I’m not a psychologist, but I am a woman, and I’ve been abused,” she said. “I’m 57 years old and I have a bit of life experience, and I can help them as much as I can.” 

Emergency calls must still be made directly to the Peacekeepers. Nicholas will make contact with victims in the aftermath of a domestic violence incident, or can be reached directly at the station on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

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This article was originally published in print on April 5 in issue 33.14 of The Eastern Door.

10 Apr 2024 17:00:00

Police question ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death near Montreal
Global Montréal

Police question ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death near Montreal

Quebec provincial police say they are becoming increasingly convinced that a woman in her late 20s found dead in an apartment southwest of Montreal was a homicide victim

10 Apr 2024 16:34:31

Plaza St-Hubert will be Montreal’s newest pedestrian zone this summer
Global Montréal

Plaza St-Hubert will be Montreal’s newest pedestrian zone this summer

This year, city officials say over nine kilometers of Montreal streets will be pedestrianized across the city and 2,100 businesses will be accessible by foot.

10 Apr 2024 16:25:11

CBC Montréal

Montreal-area transit users can now reload OPUS cards on a phone

As of Wednesday, people can use the mobile app Chrono to buy fares, completing transactions with credit and debit cards as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay, instead of standing in long lineups at tic ...
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As of Wednesday, people can use the mobile app Chrono to buy fares, completing transactions with credit and debit cards as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay, instead of standing in long lineups at ticket counters.

10 Apr 2024 15:15:32

Motorcyclist dies after being thrown from bike in crash south of Montreal
Global Montréal

Motorcyclist dies after being thrown from bike in crash south of Montreal

The motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was ejected from his bike in Longueuil on Tuesday evening. He was taken to hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

10 Apr 2024 14:27:07

Cult Mtl

You can now recharge your OPUS card with your phone

Montreal public transit users will be able to save a significant amount of their commuting time lining up at metro stations to renew or add tickets to their bus pass. The Autorité régionale de trans ...
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Montreal public transit users will be able to save a significant amount of their commuting time lining up at metro stations to renew or add tickets to their bus pass. The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain announced today that OPUS cards can now be recharged with your phone via an app called Chrono.

For more information, please visit the ARTM website.

You can now recharge your OPUS card with your phone

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10 Apr 2024 13:54:35

CBC Montréal

Suspicious death of woman on Montreal's South Shore deemed homicide

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) says the local police service was called to an apartment on Toulouse Street in Candiac just before noon, where officers found the body of a woman in her 20s.  ...
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The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) says the local police service was called to an apartment on Toulouse Street in Candiac just before noon, where officers found the body of a woman in her 20s. 

10 Apr 2024 13:08:49

CBC Montréal

Felix Auger-Aliassime falls to Sonego at Monte Carlo Masters

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters tournament on Wednesday after dropping a second-round match 6-4, 7-5 to Lorenzo Sonego of Italy. ...
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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters tournament on Wednesday after dropping a second-round match 6-4, 7-5 to Lorenzo Sonego of Italy.

10 Apr 2024 12:56:56

CBC Montréal

Quebec premier says it's up to parents — not his government — to limit kids' screen time

François Legault's comments contradict those of Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant, who a day earlier suggested the Quebec government might introduce a law that limits children's use of screens. ...
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François Legault's comments contradict those of Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant, who a day earlier suggested the Quebec government might introduce a law that limits children's use of screens.

10 Apr 2024 12:25:08

Cult Mtl

Discovering Hidden Gems for Creative Students in Montreal

Montreal’s innovative side offers artistic ideas that creative students can discover. You can note colorful pictures on walls and follow your route to amazing places that add so much to your positiv ...
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Montreal’s innovative side offers artistic ideas that creative students can discover. You can note colorful pictures on walls and follow your route to amazing places that add so much to your positive and productive way of living. Montreal is an artist’s city, from street art to cafes, where one can find ideas and creativity.

Vibrant street art

Without a doubt, what makes Montreal so enchanting is the street art all around the city. Students can embark on a visual journey through the Plateau-Mont-Royal and Mile End neighborhoods that boast fantastic street art paintings on building walls and narrow alleys. Each stroke of the brush describes a story, a theme revealing the city’s rich cultural diversity and the fertility of its creative minds. Such kind of artistic passages will give you an opportunity to be fully immersed and reminded of new concepts.

Yet, it happens that students can be so engrossed in walking that they will not have time to write academic papers. Then, a wonderful dissertation writing service can come to the rescue. This service is known for being able to help with any subjects and types of tasks as quickly as possible. If you need to check plagiarism, you can always try this one. Thus, now much more time can be spent on more pleasant things.

Cultural hubs

Montreal benefits from a variety of cultural venues that encourage not only the growth of artists but also creatives. Areas such as the Phi Centre and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts have an institution that holds exhibitions, workshops, and special programs that attract all art enthusiasts. Students have the opportunity to dive deep into these thriving communities by interacting with their peers who are in the same field and getting insight from a wide diversity of cultural exposures.

Cozy cafes and places of creativity

In Montreal, students can unleash the best of their artistry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For instance, they can realize Café Olimpico, which is known for its great espresso and relaxed atmosphere and is located in Mile End, or another one is La Finca Café, which has a cozy seating area and a laid-back vibe. You could look for shared spaces such as the Notman House, which is a former historic building that became a meeting space for tech startups, artists, and other creatives. The co-working space is a good place to brainstorm and make contacts among other professionals.

Museums as gateways to art and history

The museums of Montreal are amazing for students, and they can learn and be inspired at the same time. Similarly, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is full of art from many epochs and cultures. Moreover, at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, there are educative exhibits on history and antiquity through archaeology and culture. Whether you are fond of old stuff or new art, the museums of Montreal have something for everyone’s taste. These places are best for enjoyment and also educative.

Montreal’s neighborhoods

Off the beaten track in Montreal, you’ll find the majestic and creative neighborhoods waiting to be explored. From the bohemian renewal of Mile End to the centennial architecture of Old Montreal, each district brings its own artistic mix of inspirations. Students can visit different colorful markets, stroll along various unique galleries, and enjoy the city that lives on every street.

Montreal Biodome

For creative students, the Montreal Biodome offers much more than just a peek through biodiversity. It is a magnifying glass of inspiration. Walking through artificial ecosystems provides a symphony of life, from jungles with trees to icy examples of polar landscapes. Also, getting to see such sights of incredible nature stresses that people need to maintain the ecology for the sake of our planet. Together with this, the Biodome becomes an impulse for the stimulation of creativity, as well as for environmental consciousness in students.

Closing remarks

In Montreal, creative students can identify and find ongoing inspiring works anywhere around the city. Either by getting yourself lost in colorful neighborhoods by visiting places of culture or simply having a coffee while snooping in cafes, there are abundant sources of inspiration. By shining a light on Montreal’s assorted culture and distinctive character, students can be stimulated to be more creative and learn to take on the city’s artistic glow.

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10 Apr 2024 12:00:00

CBC Montréal

'Time is blood in Gaza,' says Palestinian Montrealer urging Canada to get relatives out of war zone

When Samar Alkhdour's 13-year-old daughter finally got the green light to leave Gaza and come to Canada, she was already dead. Her mother is now protesting on almost a daily basis to make sure Canada ...
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When Samar Alkhdour's 13-year-old daughter finally got the green light to leave Gaza and come to Canada, she was already dead. Her mother is now protesting on almost a daily basis to make sure Canada stops dragging its feet and helps Palestinians escape.

10 Apr 2024 08:00:00

CBC Montréal

Hiring blitz at Quebec's fire protection agency as fears over early and intense wildfire season grow

The Société de protection des forêts contre le feu is hiring 160 people to be better equipped for the 2024 forest fire season which, after a dry mild winter, could start earlier. ...
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The Société de protection des forêts contre le feu is hiring 160 people to be better equipped for the 2024 forest fire season which, after a dry mild winter, could start earlier.

10 Apr 2024 08:00:00

Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens throttle Philadelphia Flyers, take big 9-3 win
Global Montréal

Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens throttle Philadelphia Flyers, take big 9-3 win

If the Canadiens didn't have a serious injury every week, there wouldn't be a lot of bad news to pass in this season of team improvement. Brian Wilde has more.

10 Apr 2024 02:03:14

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