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Quebec in a tizzy over the Canadian flag on Journée des patriotes

Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 22, 2024
Nationalists in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society may need to be reminded the Maple Leaf goes back to their organization, while the flag of the secular Quebec ‘nation’ honours religion and French colonialism, writes Andrew Caddell. Flickr photograph courtesy of Caribb
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 22, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 22, 2024
Nationalists in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society may need to be reminded the Maple Leaf goes back to their organization, while the flag of the secular Quebec ‘nation’ honours religion and French colonialism, writes Andrew Caddell. Flickr photograph courtesy of Caribb
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 15, 2024
As journalists die and the media shrinks, we are left with social media propaganda to inform us, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 15, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 15, 2024
As journalists die and the media shrinks, we are left with social media propaganda to inform us, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 8, 2024
If there is violence or clear hate speech among the pro-Palestinian protests on university campuses, the authorities would be justified in stepping in, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 8, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 8, 2024
If there is violence or clear hate speech among the pro-Palestinian protests on university campuses, the authorities would be justified in stepping in, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of CityNews
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 1, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and the rest of the Liberals may now be reassessing their shameless profligacy and wondering why there is no payback for their ‘generosity,’ writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 1, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 1, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and the rest of the Liberals may now be reassessing their shameless profligacy and wondering why there is no payback for their ‘generosity,’ writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 24, 2024
Our organization has received dozens of complaints about government officials refusing to serve anglophones, and Quebec government website and phone lines go out of their way to ensure services are provided only to 'historic anglophones.' This is the whirlwind Quebec Premier François Legault has created, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 24, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 24, 2024
Our organization has received dozens of complaints about government officials refusing to serve anglophones, and Quebec government website and phone lines go out of their way to ensure services are provided only to 'historic anglophones.' This is the whirlwind Quebec Premier François Legault has created, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Antoine Dionne Charest says Quebecers will come back to the provincial Liberal Party when ‘we reclaim our brand,’ and is worth watching, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 17, 2024
Antoine Dionne Charest says Quebecers will come back to the provincial Liberal Party when ‘we reclaim our brand,’ and is worth watching, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 3, 2024
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley moved efficiently and without acrimony to lead her country away from the Crown and towards becoming a republic, which Canada should emulate, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 3, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 3, 2024
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley moved efficiently and without acrimony to lead her country away from the Crown and towards becoming a republic, which Canada should emulate, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 27, 2024
In Quebec City, the faltering fortunes of Premier François Legault, left, have led to a dominating lead by Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of the Parti Québécois
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 27, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 27, 2024
In Quebec City, the faltering fortunes of Premier François Legault, left, have led to a dominating lead by Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and courtesy of the Parti Québécois
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 20, 2024
France Bélisle stepped down as the mayor of Gatineau, Que., on Feb. 22, citing personal attacks and death threats in the course of doing her job. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/City of Gatineau
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 20, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 20, 2024
France Bélisle stepped down as the mayor of Gatineau, Que., on Feb. 22, citing personal attacks and death threats in the course of doing her job. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/City of Gatineau
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 13, 2024
The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld Premier François Legault’s anti-religious symbols law, which makes the protections in the Charter meaningless, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 13, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 13, 2024
The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld Premier François Legault’s anti-religious symbols law, which makes the protections in the Charter meaningless, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 6, 2024
Then-prime minister Brian Mulroney addresses Ottawa media in the National Press Theatre in this undated photo. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 6, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 6, 2024
Then-prime minister Brian Mulroney addresses Ottawa media in the National Press Theatre in this undated photo. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 28, 2024
Piazza Archimede, in Ortigia, Sicily. Andrew Caddell writes that he returned from his first trip to Italy at the age 17 a different person. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 28, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 28, 2024
Piazza Archimede, in Ortigia, Sicily. Andrew Caddell writes that he returned from his first trip to Italy at the age 17 a different person. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Soldiers, like Philip Caddell and his fellow Royal Canadian Artillery members, were not exceptional people, but they volunteered for war in the first wave to go to the United Kingdom because their allies needed them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 21, 2024
Soldiers, like Philip Caddell and his fellow Royal Canadian Artillery members, were not exceptional people, but they volunteered for war in the first wave to go to the United Kingdom because their allies needed them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 14, 2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, is chief among those who have an interest in distracting the focus of the western powers from his war with Ukraine, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 14, 2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, is chief among those who have an interest in distracting the focus of the western powers from his war with Ukraine, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 7, 2024
Quebec Liberal MNA Désirée McGraw’s Bill 595 recently received unanimous support to create a provincial day recognizing perinatal loss. Screenshot courtesy of X
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 7, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 7, 2024
Quebec Liberal MNA Désirée McGraw’s Bill 595 recently received unanimous support to create a provincial day recognizing perinatal loss. Screenshot courtesy of X
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 31, 2024
Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister Derrick Bragg died at the age of 59 on Jan. 22. The little fellow with the big smile was popular on both sides of the House of Assembly, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Dana Blackmore
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 31, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 31, 2024
Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister Derrick Bragg died at the age of 59 on Jan. 22. The little fellow with the big smile was popular on both sides of the House of Assembly, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Dana Blackmore
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 24, 2024
The French media’s selective critique of Quebec Premier François Legault rarely, if ever, focuses on the concerns of the province’s 1.25 million English-speakers, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 24, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 24, 2024
The French media’s selective critique of Quebec Premier François Legault rarely, if ever, focuses on the concerns of the province’s 1.25 million English-speakers, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 17, 2024
One of April Wine’s songs suggests ‘rock ’n’ roll is a vicious game,’ but in 2024, they will probably play more gigs than they have in years, writes Andrew Caddell. Pexels photograph by Dom Gould
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 17, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 17, 2024
One of April Wine’s songs suggests ‘rock ’n’ roll is a vicious game,’ but in 2024, they will probably play more gigs than they have in years, writes Andrew Caddell. Pexels photograph by Dom Gould
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 10, 2024
Bye Bye 2023 featured send ups of figures like Quebec Premier François Legualt, played by Claude Legault, left, pictured with Guylaine Tremblay. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 10, 2024
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 10, 2024
Bye Bye 2023 featured send ups of figures like Quebec Premier François Legualt, played by Claude Legault, left, pictured with Guylaine Tremblay. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 20, 2023
Deborah Lyons, Canada’s special envoy for preserving Holocaust remembrance and combatting antisemitism, says she took on the job because she worries about the rise of polarization in North America, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 20, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 20, 2023
Deborah Lyons, Canada’s special envoy for preserving Holocaust remembrance and combatting antisemitism, says she took on the job because she worries about the rise of polarization in North America, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 6, 2023
Quebec Premier François Legault was never a skilled politician, and doesn’t have the kind of objectivity to look at the track record and fix what’s broken, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 6, 2023
Quebec Premier François Legault was never a skilled politician, and doesn’t have the kind of objectivity to look at the track record and fix what’s broken, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 29, 2023
The great philosophers agreed if one fought established authority, they should be prepared for the consequences, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Nadine Shaabana
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 29, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 29, 2023
The great philosophers agreed if one fought established authority, they should be prepared for the consequences, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by Nadine Shaabana
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 22, 2023
After winning the Grey Cup on Nov. 19, Montreal Alouettes’ Marc-Antoine Dequoy passionately decried the lack of respect for the French language at the game. RDS screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 22, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 22, 2023
After winning the Grey Cup on Nov. 19, Montreal Alouettes’ Marc-Antoine Dequoy passionately decried the lack of respect for the French language at the game. RDS screenshot courtesy of CBC News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 15, 2023
In these perilous times, former Liberal MP Marc Garneau, an engineer with a military background and respect from Americans, would been a calm hand on the tiller, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 15, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 15, 2023
In these perilous times, former Liberal MP Marc Garneau, an engineer with a military background and respect from Americans, would been a calm hand on the tiller, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 8, 2023
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon released his ‘Year 1’ budget for a sovereign Quebec on Oct. 23, but doesn’t seem to understand the anger in what would remain of Canada at breaking up this country, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of TVA News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 8, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 8, 2023
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon released his ‘Year 1’ budget for a sovereign Quebec on Oct. 23, but doesn’t seem to understand the anger in what would remain of Canada at breaking up this country, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of TVA News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 1, 2023
Post-secondary students took the streets in Montreal on Oct. 30 to protest the Quebec government’s plan to double tuition fees for non-Quebec students. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 1, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 1, 2023
Post-secondary students took the streets in Montreal on Oct. 30 to protest the Quebec government’s plan to double tuition fees for non-Quebec students. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 25, 2023
Cash-strapped Quebec taxpayers are expected to foot a bill of at least $750-million to repair a stadium without a sports tenant to host trade shows and monster truck events, while remaining empty half the year, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Nic Redhead/Flickr
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 25, 2023
Cash-strapped Quebec taxpayers are expected to foot a bill of at least $750-million to repair a stadium without a sports tenant to host trade shows and monster truck events, while remaining empty half the year, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Nic Redhead/Flickr
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 18, 2023
In the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, there were dozens of events held in support of the Palestinian diaspora, which may be a harbinger of things to come, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 18, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 18, 2023
In the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, there were dozens of events held in support of the Palestinian diaspora, which may be a harbinger of things to come, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 11, 2023
Andrew Caddell, right, and son James, in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1998. In the lead-up to the anniversary of his son’s death, Caddell writes that if you know someone who has suffered a loss at any time of their lives, be gentle with them. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 11, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 11, 2023
Andrew Caddell, right, and son James, in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1998. In the lead-up to the anniversary of his son’s death, Caddell writes that if you know someone who has suffered a loss at any time of their lives, be gentle with them. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 4, 2023
Yes, this has been a bad year for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government, but he should never be underestimated, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 4, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 4, 2023
Yes, this has been a bad year for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government, but he should never be underestimated, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 27, 2023
When Prime Minister Justin made the claim about the Indian government’s potential link to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, he offered speculative intelligence that had little basis, and should never have been uttered publicly, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 27, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 27, 2023
When Prime Minister Justin made the claim about the Indian government’s potential link to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, he offered speculative intelligence that had little basis, and should never have been uttered publicly, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 20, 2023
In Premier François Legault’s Quebec, it’s hard to find a politician who will not strike out at anything English as if it’s a piñata, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 20, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 20, 2023
In Premier François Legault’s Quebec, it’s hard to find a politician who will not strike out at anything English as if it’s a piñata, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 6, 2023
At a time when social media creates barriers between us, and our desire to emphasize our differences can put us at odds, the beginning of a new season is a good time for forgiveness, writes Andrew Caddell. Pexels photograph by Tomas Anunziata
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 6, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 6, 2023
At a time when social media creates barriers between us, and our desire to emphasize our differences can put us at odds, the beginning of a new season is a good time for forgiveness, writes Andrew Caddell. Pexels photograph by Tomas Anunziata
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 30, 2023
Premier François Legault’s traditional reaction to media analysis of the ‘incursion’ of English is that Quebec will become another Louisiana in two generations without overbearing language laws like Bill 96, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 30, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 30, 2023
Premier François Legault’s traditional reaction to media analysis of the ‘incursion’ of English is that Quebec will become another Louisiana in two generations without overbearing language laws like Bill 96, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 23, 2023
Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings speaks to reporters in the West Block on March 27. Whether in P.E.I., Alberta, or Kamouraska, rural Canada can accommodate new people and new construction, but no one is listening, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 23, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 23, 2023
Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings speaks to reporters in the West Block on March 27. Whether in P.E.I., Alberta, or Kamouraska, rural Canada can accommodate new people and new construction, but no one is listening, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 16, 2023
The box-office hit Barbie has taken on a life of its own, thanks to an awkward feminist plotline, and the reaction of conservative commentators in the United States, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Brecht Bug/Flickr
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 16, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 16, 2023
The box-office hit Barbie has taken on a life of its own, thanks to an awkward feminist plotline, and the reaction of conservative commentators in the United States, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Brecht Bug/Flickr
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 9, 2023
Journalist and author Denise Bombardier died on July 4 at the age of 82. She was a feature of Quebec television public affairs programs for decades, until she was fired from Radio-Canada for getting into an argument about gay marriage in 2004, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 9, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 9, 2023
Journalist and author Denise Bombardier died on July 4 at the age of 82. She was a feature of Quebec television public affairs programs for decades, until she was fired from Radio-Canada for getting into an argument about gay marriage in 2004, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters after shuffling his cabinet on July 26. This new cabinet has a total of seven new ministers, proclaimed as 'new blood.' But what they really are is a bunch of neophytes, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 2, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters after shuffling his cabinet on July 26. This new cabinet has a total of seven new ministers, proclaimed as 'new blood.' But what they really are is a bunch of neophytes, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 26, 2023
When one looks at the countries that have marched up the productivity list, it is their citizens who have embraced competition and technology in every aspect of their working lives, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 26, 2023
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 26, 2023
When one looks at the countries that have marched up the productivity list, it is their citizens who have embraced competition and technology in every aspect of their working lives, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Pexels