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We’re number 84! (out of 87)

The latest data is in, and the MRC Pontiac has climbed two spots on Quebec’s socio-economic rankings of MRCs. The oft-repeated statistic that the Pontiac is the second-poorest MRC in…

Centralization and healthcare: are they compatible?

It’s a refrain we’ve heard all too often, especially in our little corner of Quebec. Citizens across the province, and especially here in the Pontiac, have lamented the recent centralization…

We should set an example

Canada, as many Canadians are quick to point out to our foreign friends, is a great country to live in. The pride people take in their country was on full…

What’s in a country?

What’s in a country? Well, now that the biggest party in our nation’s history is finally in the books, it seems like an appropriate time to do some reflection. What…

Why the sudden shift Mr. Premier?

Last week, Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard sounded off on the recent stabbing of a security guard in Michigan by a Quebec native. Couillard said that “you cannot disconnect this type…

Mayoral musical chairs

The game of mayoral musical chairs in Calumet Island has commenced anew, as now-former Mayor Pierre Fréchette announced his resignation on May 29. He was replaced by Deputy Mayor Jean-Louis…