& Other Quebec Curios
Column about Quebec history and law.
For a time, the hegemony of education in the Eastern Townships was located in Lennoxville, that is, Bishop’s University. But then along came the Université de Sherbrooke. [read on]
Bishop’s University is a primarily undergraduate university founded, as the name suggests, by a Bishop. Bishop George Jehoshaphat Mountain founded the college in 1843, and [read on]
The Université de Montréal is the same and yet different from the three universities we have already seen: where Laval is in Quebec City, it is in Montreal; where McGill is [read on]
Long before Canada had its maple leaf flag, there was Montreal’s. At the same time as Maurice Duplessis was thinking of a provincial flag, the island of Montreal beat him [read on]
The Olympic Stadium: a giant, donut-shaped building. That’s about it, right? In a word, non. Envisioned by French architect Roger Taillibert, featuring a retractable roof [read on]
On the tails of the (not so) little history of Quebec law comes a strange anecdote about those Americans. The Americans, revolutionary in more than a few ways, were griping [read on]