Q:Why seasoned woman, why not older woman, mature woman? Well, because those words are freighted with the phobia against aging, and I think boomers are particularly susceptible to that. They have a phobia about aging? Oh, yeah. Definitely.
Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew, campaigning for re-election in Montreal’s Papineau riding, took time out from door knocking to work on policy regarding Haiti and Iran. Then he met voters at a mosque on Rue Bellerive and zipped over to the Peerless Clothing factory on Blvd Pie IX to glad-hand employees.
Two little events that occurred at the same time in Montreal last week help explain why Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were able to get a bandwagon rolling in “liberal” Quebec without too much difficulty. On Tuesday, the Rolling Stones repeatedly called out to their audience in French at the Bell Centre. Mick Jagger opened with a resounding, and vernacular, “Salut, les Québécois!” and then went on to joke that the 18,000 fans had filled the cavernous arena only to escape the leaders’ debate taking place across town.
When Domtar called an early morning meeting of its Cornwall paper mill workers on the last day of November, Danny Acheson knew it couldn’t be good news. A year before, the forestry products company had cut 390 workers. And for months, the Ontario town of 45,600, which grew up around the 100-year-old fume-belching icon, had been waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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