& Other Quebec Curios
Column about Quebec history and law.
In the 1600s, Montreal had a bit of a rough time trying to get settlers to actually stay on the Island. By the 1650s, the population a planned settlement, Ville-Marie, had [read on]
It is said that the town’s name came from a joke of the explorer La Salle looking for China one fine day in 1669. When he didn’t make it to Asia, the people mocked him [read on]
Hampstead, founded in 1914, is generally considered as one of the richer parts of Montreal, as many wealthy citizens call this independent municipality home. In 2011, just a [read on]
Beaconsfield, not to be confused with the British version, is part of the “West Island” comprised of mostly English speaking Montrealers. A quasi-independent municipality [read on]
Historically once the land of farmers and other agricultural workers. Anjou evolved in the 1950s to a more urban culture, and in 1956, Anjou separated from a fellow parish to [read on]