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Brazilian artist Diogo Ramos sings his love for Quebec, diversity and freedom

Freedom, Liberté, Liberdade. Diogo Ramos now sings these words in three languages – English, French and Portuguese – as he released officially this month the videoclip for the single Liberté je t’aime (Freedom, I love you) during a impromptu show »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canada’s diversity and mix of cultures reflected in top music prize – Part 2

Last week, we had a first peek at the shortlist of Canadian artists that were selected by the jurors of the Polaris Music Prize, which was announced last Wednesday on CBC. Among the 10 albums that were considered the best »

Arts & Entertainment, Society, Sports

Another sports team drops controversial name

CFL ‘Eskimos’ name discontinued After years of questioning about the name, and the current strong movement against stereotypical names, the Edmonton Eskimos name is no more. Although various Edmonton rugby teams have used the name since the late 19th century, »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Canada’s diversity and mix of cultures reflected in top music prize – Part 1

Two weeks ago, I was telling you about the 2020 digital edition of the Juno Awards, celebrating the most popular Canadian artists and singles of the year. This week, we are discovering another series of singers and songwriters that were »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Theodore (Too) Tugboat is for sale

One of the most popular international childrens shows was that of the Canadian production of Theodore tugboat. A CBC production, it was set in Halifax harbour in Nova Scotia (called Big Harbour in the show) and form 1993 to 2001 »

Arts & Entertainment

COVID-19: Parking lot Bingo!

One of society’s biggest pastimes is bingo. Extremely popular, it gets very little media attention whether in church basements, various charity events, at county fairs, or big commercial operations, even though vast numbers of people participate regularly across the continent, »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

COVID-19: Drive in movies making a comeback

In its heyday in the 50’s and 60’s, drive in theatres were scattered in the thousands across North America and in many other places around the world as well. With the arrival of video cassette recordings, and cable TV, their »

Arts & Entertainment

Director of Ubisoft Canadian studios resigns amid allegations against employees

Yannit Mallat, the director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, resigned from his position effective immediately on Saturday evening, according to a press release from the video game developer and publisher.  “The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

Safe&Sound-New program helps immigrants build a new life in Canada as musicians

Remember hip hop Toronto singer K’Naan? His song Wavin’ Flag was used for the Coca-Cola commercial during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Yes, it’s been 10 years already, but the contagious energy certainly is still with you.  »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Atwood joins dozens of public figures in warning against threat to free speech

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has joined dozens of intellectuals who have signed an open letter warning about a growing climate of intellectual and ideological intolerance that weakens “our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological »