Montreal Simon: Quebec’s Mad Emperor Strikes Again

They don't call Jean Charest the Mad Emperor of Quebec for nothing eh? For this is madness. Four days of negotiations ended in an impasse on Thursday when Premier Jean Charest’s government refused to budge on its plan to increase tuition fees.  It was likely the last chance for an immediate resolution to the social ...

Montreal Simon: The Casserole Protest and the Two Solitudes

As a guy who has one foot in each solitude, I know that the Québécois tend to be a little more exuberant than Canadians in the rest of the country. Especially when it comes to sex, or standing up for their rights. Or beating casseroles in the street in the middle of a raging thunderstorm ...