The notices started going out yesterday morning, telling residents of affected areas about the boil water advisory affecting 1.3 million people in Montreal.
But a number of people have been telling me they heard about the warnings through the media and are less than impressed, to say the least, with how officials tried to contact them about them about the biggest such advisory in the city's history.
Then the problem became this; people worried about their health after consuming some water AFTER the warnings went out.
What about you? How were you advised? Are you satisfied with the city's communication system?
One of my guests tonight was a Montreal woman by the name of Nydia Dauphin who recently wrote a blog for the Huffington Post asking the question, "Why The Hell Are Quebec Comedians Wearing Blackface?"
Very good question.
In this instance, Dauphin was upset, and rightfully so, that comedian Mario Jean (pictured) painted his face black for an awards show called the Gala Les Olivier, that aired on Radio-Canada.
Dauphin believes a big part of the problem is a lack of education, or in other words, ignorance. I could not agree more.
You can hear my entire interview with Dauphin by clicking on the arrow below the picture.
Photo credit: Radio-Canada
Jimmy Kay and others from the Unity Group have been doing their best to convince the PQ government that Bill 14 should not pass.
I agree, as do so many others. It is an awful piece of proposed legislation. And many have been wondering why the federal government has been so silent on this issue.
According to Kay, Ottawa can veto Bill 14. He says that under Section 90 of the constitution, the federal cabinet,
with the authority of the governor general, can disallow any provincial legislation it sees as unjust. No vote in parliament is required.
This veto power was referred to in the Confederation debates, and was a sacred promise made to all minorities of Canada that the federal government would always step in whenever a province violated the rights or privileges of its minority citizens.
The question remains; why has Ottawa been so silent on an issue ...
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Equality Party 2.0?
The new party is looking to add members to its ranks after forming within the past few months, following the election win last September of the PQ.
Party president Allan Finkelstein joined me tonight, announcing the party's general meeting for the recruitment of new members. It will be held Sunday May 26 from 2pm-4pm at the Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites located at 1900 Trans-Canada Highway.
The speakers include party leader Mark Bergeron, Howard Galganov, Hugo Shabbeare (spokesperson for the Quebec Office for the English language) and Debra Shapiro-Lambersky (President the Equality Party 2.0 Youth Wing).
The Equality Party 2.0 brands itself as the"only Quebec political party that 100% supports a return to sanity, equality of rights, and freedom of choice in all business linguistic matters, investment and tourist friendly policies, and the promotion of tolerance in everyday ...
As many as 25% of North American women are likely to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Sarelle Sheldon was raped two years ago in Montreal and she is talking about it, writing about it, to let people know that she is a survivor.
And Sheldon hopes others will be able to speak out as well.
Sheldon was raped in Montreal in August 2011 when someone slipped the date-rape drug into her drink. She was left in an alley. The next morning, she awoke in a hospital bed.
Her attacker has never been arrested.
But Sheldon shows remarkable courage in speaking out. And in the video below, you can watch her talking publically for the first time about the attack.
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