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TMR has removed the usual creche and menorah from its town hall, although it’s keeping a tree with lights.
Apparently a Muslim group wanted Islamic symbols displayed, but as it’s a religion noted for its ban on pictorial representations – you could have calligraphy, I guess, and maybe the crescent moon and star? – and because its lunar religious calendar means Muslim holy days move around from year to year, so there’s no particular holiday necessarily falling near the winter solstice, I’m not sure what would’ve been appropriate. Anyway, the town decided better to have none.
I think this is actually the way to go for government entities of all kinds: some lights and shiny stuff this time of year but no explicit religious content. If anyone’s offended by neutrally presented coloured lights and tinsel, I verge on thinking it’s tough patooties time.
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Lovely piece from the Quebec French Guide blog on what the real Quebec French accent sounds like.
Montreal wants Quebec to change the rules so that social housing units become obligatory in any housing project. Until now it’s just been a voluntary city guideline.
Too bad – I’d've loved to get a social housing unit in the Ritz project.