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As #Quebec prepares to partially open today, I’m trying to keep an open mind. But I’m looking at these numbers and I can’t make sense of them. Quebec has roughly 23% of the CDN population, but almost 54% of all confirmed cases nationally, and close to 60% of all deaths.
Alberta, with significantly fewer #COVIDー19 cases than Quebec, isn’t planning on opening schools until September. Same for BC.
New Brunswick hasn’t had a COVID case for weeks and zero deaths, but hasn’t announced any plans to reopen schools/businesses.
In the meantime, the province doing - by far - the worst in the country numbers-wise, is preparing to slowly start opening businesses and sending kids off to school despite the overwhelming unease expressed by many parents and teachers.
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** EN FRANÇAIS: Liste de #ressources en #SanteMentale mentale disponibles au #Quebec . Elle n’est pas exhaustive donc n'hésitez pas à rajouter vos suggestions après mon dernier tweet de ce fil. SVP veuillez diffuser largement si cela vos aider vos proches, ami(e)s, collègues:
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#Préventiondusuicide: 1-866-APPELLE
Liste des #centresdecrise au Quebec : centredecrise.ca/listecentres
Ligne d’ #intervention psychosociale : 811
À #Montréal: Centrestpierre.org
Dans la region de #Québec : le 211 pour les ressources en santé mentales #communautaires
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#covid19: are the elderly dying in nursing homes for a host of reasons other than the virus?

If any one has a loved one in a #nursinghomes w/ a story to share, please reach out.

nytimes.com/2020/04/15/nyr…
My friend in #Montreal recently was told he couldn't see 'old man joe' his elderly friend.

He had a mask & gloves and finally they let him in.

How many elderly people are signing #DNR forms? Tell me!

#WeAreTheNewsNow

In the words of #jerome, do it for your abuelita.
Meanwhile my aunt died. If cancer, not coronavirus. We can't go to the funeral. Body is being cremated.

Do we realize what is being done, stripping us of our ability to bury our dead like in Africa with Ebola?
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Netflix binges.
Late-night Skype sessions with a bottle of wine.
Stress baking.
With gyms, playgrounds, + pools closed, #covid19 is set to cause another public health crisis: an epidemic of inactivity.
Fortunately, there's one outlet available.
In many, if not most, cities in North America (unlike some European cities, which can be much denser) public parks provide ample room for outdoor exercise, strolling, giving the kids fresh air.
Great North American urban parks were planned after epidemics of TB, cholera, and typhoid—often explicitly to provide city people with salubrious public space to escape crowded neighborhoods.
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Need your help.
Went to my local bike store today, + they told me they're closing as of midnight tonight. The premier of #Quebec has declared them "non-essential" (while keeping auto shops + government-monopoly liquor + cannabis stores open).
In neighboring province of #Ontario, they remain open, as in NYC (in spite of fact that @BilldeBlasio is fantastically un-woke on sustainable transport).
At a time when many people don't want to take #transit for risk of getting sick, bikes are individualized transport to people who have to get to work safely, with safe physical distancing. (Especially true in #Montreal, which has lately built great separated bike lanes).
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Who wants an Around the World With Mona in Sequins* thread?

*As she leads chants of Fuck the Patriarchy
#Soweto Theatre at @Abantu_ Dec 2019 #Sequins
#Chicago at @wcfbook and @ChicagoCouncil (video soon) Nov 2019 #Sequins
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“posturing feminist firebrand.”

I especially relish garbage publication PJ media’s claim that my beating the fuck out of a man who sexually assaulted me in a #Montreal club was “apocryphal.” His face and my knuckles would disagree. #IBeatMyAssulter

h/t @rerutled
Remember that just 10 days ago, same garbage PJ Media wrote another piece about me in which they actually - tellingly - called feminism a “terrorist movement.”
“misandrist waffle”

I should put together an anthology called “Men Terrified of Mona.” This is from a couple of days ago from “Conservative Woman.”
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🇨🇦#Canada #FridaysForFuture International update #ClimateStrike #'s for #ClimateActionWeek:
🇨🇦1,000,000 people🇨🇦 Thus 1 out of every 6 strikers globally was Canadian🇨🇦 as well as we were 3rd globally for total # of strikes. Thanks to all local organizers & national supporters.
1000 #Calgary AB
15 #Cambridge ON
40 #Campbellton NB
20 #Camrose AB
15 #Canmore AB
15 #Cannington ON
150 #CapAuxMeules QC
300 #Caraquet NB
300 #Chambly QC
200 #ChathamKent ON
65 #Chibougamau QC
400 #Chillwack BC
40 #Clare NS
45 #Clinton ON
500 #Collingwood ON
80 #Compton QC
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Had a great #Canadian launch of #7necessarysins via @BeaconPressBks at one of my favourite bookshops @LibrairieDandQ in #Montreal and was thrilled that one of my favourite artists MissMe came. Another great one for the Faces and Fingers of #7necessarysins collage 📷 @rerutled
Earlier on Friday, 500k people joined the #ClimateStrike in #Montreal. I was proud to be among those numbers. Gina Granter took four of her five daughters to the march and brought the youngest one, Mathilde, to my reading. Our youngest feminist there
Thank you, Mara and Teddy of @LibrairieDandQ for all your help with my #7necessarysins event.
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I hear it was the largest individual #climateCrisis protest in history. Any city wish to challenge that? Regardless, 500,000+ people in #Montreal today for #ClimateStrike makes a POWERFUL statement that we’ve reached a real turning point toward #ClimateAction! Via @GretaThunberg
This makes me happy of many levels — including that #Vancouver showed up 100K+ strong for the @ClimateStrike, AND that citizens did it by showing how streets, bridges & our FUTURE are about people, not cars. #ClimateCrisis
Hat tip to @SimiHeer, great video!
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I couldn’t post this earlier because there were so many people and the cell signal was kaput. Girls girls girls #ClimateStrikeMontreal
People all around us #ClimateStrikeMontreal with @rerutled
Girls DESERVE attention!

If girls aren’t part of your revolution, it’s not my revolution

#ClimateStrikeMontreal
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Intersections are where most of the conflicts happen between people on bikes and people driving cars. Naturally it makes sense then to put the bike markings in the intersections and in front of driveways to notify drivers to expect to see bikes. #Montreal
But of course bike stencils aren't nearly enough, you need a network protected bike lanes. Here is an example of planted medians separating bikes from cars which are far more beautiful and safer than flex posts.
I've been questioned by a fair amount of people over the years on how pedestrians are supposed to walk across a protected bike lane. Here's a good example - raise the bike lane to curb level, paint a x-walk
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#Charb aurait eu 52 ans aujourd'hui

Deux frères, parisiens d'origine algérienne, musulmans et ayant fait allégeance à #AlQuaïda, l'ont assassiné le 7 janvier 2015 avec 11 autres personnes, en criant «Allahu akbar» et en disant avoir «vengé le prophète»

#CharlieHebdo
#Thread ⤵️
Le 10 et le 11 janvier 2015 plus de 4 millions de Français (dont 1,5 millions à Paris) sont descendu dans la rue en réactions aux attentats #islamistes contre #CharlieHebdo et l'#HyperCacher, attentats qui avaient fait au total 17 victimes.
Leur cri : #JeSuisCharlie
44 dirigeants de divers Pays participèrent à la "marche républicaine" parisienne et d'autres manifestations se déroulèrent à l'étranger, avec par exemple plus de 30mille personnes à #Montréal.
Le "monde libre" revendiquait sa #LibertéDExpression
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This year the BQW had the privilege to “adopt” Mme Emily Greif’s 👩🏻‍🏫 5th grade French ⚜️ class at @SWSatgoding @dcpublicschools, through the @EmbassyAdoption Program.

Aujourd’hui à @AmbCanEUA, les étudiants nous présentent ce qu’ils ont appris sur le #Québec.

#PublicDiplomacy
The 15 students started their Capstone Presentation by singing pour tout le monde ce qui reste la plus belle chanson québécoise, « Gens du pays » #Québec’s national hymn, written by famed poet Gilles Vigneault. ⚜️
Ensuite un hommage, en français, au célèbre poète montréalais Léonard Cohen.

And then they paid tribute to #Montréal poet Leonard Cohen, with the French version of his famous song “Hallelujah”
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1. En cette période de commémoration, je voudrais parler de Rose, une grande dame pour laquelle je veux tenir nos mémoires en éveil. Sa vie a basculé entre le 22/04 et le 17/06/1994. Chaque jour jusqu'au 17/06, je vais vous parler de celle qu'elle fut #laVieDeRose #Rwanda #RwOT🇷🇼
2. Comme toute chronique, l’itinéraire de vie que je vais vous raconter est divisé en plusieurs périodes. L'histoire de Rose suit le calendrier de l'Histoire de son pays natal, le Rwanda : avant 1959, entre 1959 et 1994, entre avril et juillet 1994 et après 1994. #laVieDeRose
3. Elle s’appelait donc Rose, et elle était aussi belle que la reine des fleurs. Comme ne tarderait pas à le démontrer son parcours accidenté de jeune fille, de femme, de mère puis de veuve, Rose appartenait à la version la plus résistante de l’arbuste dont elle porte le nom.
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Born & raised in #Fanar #Lebanon, a tiny country in the middle east with a lot to offer. I always had a positive outlook on life maybe because of the culture or values🤷‍♀️.
If you don't know #Lebanon or a #lebanese then you should start mingling 🤣
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS
I grew up surrounded by a loving, joking & tough type of family that always support each other even amidst fighting. You can imaging being 4 kids in different age groups can cause a lot of fights growing up 😂 #siblingsfight #family #VoicesIWS
@IWS_Network
I have my issues🤷‍♀️! I always wanted to prove myself & make my family proud(2nd child). A pressure that was just in my head; they were always proud of us. I wanted to grow up to be a doctor or an army officer like my dad. Let's just say I changed my mind! #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network
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Alright, #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy, it's time to build some #HYPE!

Fuel up on ☕ & head up to panel #506 in the Capitale room at 3:30!

Great insights from panelists incl @tgruos @DSP_SPE & @MadisonRilling #CIÉ @SciChefQC and *news* (hype!) on the way for #nextgen in 🇨🇦 #scipol.
Here goes! Still time to join us #CSPC2018!
@BelislePipon @HarvardSciPol #FRQ introduces very first panel organized by #CIÉ @SciChefQC, w/ @BlakeFreier @tgruos @DSP_SPE @DLEKirkwood @MadisonRilling. Paul Dufour, as always, is our guide!

#CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy
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Panelists of the #montreal #AI #ecoystem @froginthevalley @marktmaclean @MILAMontreal @rllabmcgill @NarjesBoufaden @PhilBeaudoin of @SymposiumAi, we need to talk. I’m bringing other AI researchers (from Montreal or not) into the discussion because I feel it’s very important. 1/15
It relates to more than just Montreal, but the general AI ecosystem: @atg_abhishek, @goodfellow_ian, @fchollet, @hardmaru, @element_ai, @Montreal_IA, @johnolafenwa, @MTLINTL, @math_rachel, @mtlaiethics, @AndrewYNg. 2/15
I didn't get the chance to make a comment yesterday as time was over. There was a lot of talk about how great the ecosystem is great except for some minor communications flaws, but what nobody even mentioned is how incredibly closed this ecosystem is to outsiders. 3/15
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@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #ACMPR highlights #WeedLikeToKnow :
- limit of <30-day supply or 150g
- LP delivery by mail only, no retail point of sale
- medical doc lasts 1 year
- storage limit (to be removed soon with #CannabisAct )
- Soon, might be able to transfer from one licensed producer to another
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #CannabisAct Bill #C45 removes #cannabis from #cdsa, separate act will be created for regulation of cannabis
- Can grow up to 4 plants (debated) in dwelling
- legal limit up to 30g in public
- anticipate royal ascent by end of June, coming into force Sept/Oct 2018
#WeedLikeToKnow
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser There is still reluctance in prescribing #MedicalCannabis, and there is lack of point of sale (still will have to be by mail), excise tax and HST/GST upcoming, lack of drug plan coverage.
#WeedLikeToKnow #SPEforum
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Live: #Hijabhoax #Protesters from eight #Canadian cities gathered at the Parliament Hill in #Ottawa now! They deserve equality and no more #fakenews!
More photos from the #Hijabhiax protest in #Ottawa! All Canadians are equal, #Hijabhoax divides Canada! Do you see the police?
Team from #Montreal Joined the #Hijabhoax protest in Ottawa now!
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