Only in North America is it regarded as a major achievement to speak one language moderately well.
All of us in Quebec – and I mean all of us – have allowed language to become a preoccupation that works to the disadvantage of all of us – and I mean all of us.
Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone’s life.
Attempting to build a language wall around Quebec is precisely the wrong policy to follow. It will keep out of Quebec exactly what we need to attract by way of talent and capital; it will drive our best – francophones as well as allophones and anglophones, with their talents and capital – to leave Quebec.
It’s very simple. We are asking baseball to come clean and set the record straight. Either baseball officials seriously want to rid their sport of doping, or they want to brush the issue under the carpet. So far, we haven’t seen much evidence of the former.
You can intimidate some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time.
Drug use, within entire teams continues unabated. It is planned and deliberate cheating, with complex methods, sophisticated substances and techniques, and the active complicity of doctors, scientists, team officials and riders. There is nothing accidental about it.