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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 2:21 PM
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I went to see Maudie last night. Understated but very good. Excellent performances by both Ethan Hawkw & Sally Hawkins. It was interesting that two out of the eight screens in the multiplex were actually showing unabashedly Canadian films (the other being Bon Cop Bad Cop 2).

Maudie has been out for the last several weeks here in Atlantic Canada, and managed to be the second highest grossing movie in the region during it's first week of release. Hopefully it'll get a much broader release later in it's run.
I thought the acting performances in "Maudie" were very fine.

By the way, the on-line bidding for the Maud Lewis painting discovered recently in a New Hamburg, ON thrift shop has reached $45,000. That would double the highest price ever paid for a Maud Lewis work, iinm.
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VOCM had a brief up about the name of a park in PEI including the name Amherst is causing controversy because the man advocated genocide of indigenous people.

They said our Fort Amherst in St. John's is fine because it's named after a different guy.

PEI's is Jeffrey. Ours is William, and he defeated the French in the Battle of Signal Hill in 1762.

But then it points out they were brothers lol. It's probably likely their views weren't that different.
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VOCM had a brief up about the name of a park in PEI including the name Amherst is causing controversy because the man advocated genocide of indigenous people.

They said our Fort Amherst in St. John's is fine because it's named after a different guy.

PEI's is Jeffrey. Ours is William, and he defeated the French in the Battle of Signal Hill in 1762.

But then it points out they were brothers lol. It's probably likely their views weren't that different.
Amherst NS and Amherstburg ON are also named in honour of Jeffrey Amherst. It occurs to me that Amherst St in Montreal might have the same origin. There is a similar controversy about the name of the Langevin Block in Ottawa, which houses the Prime Ministers Office (Langevin was a creator of residential schools). To me, rather than trying to whitewash our history by eliminating the names of people considered unsavoury by contemporary society, it would be better to put up a plaque acknowledging the acts of the individual concerned.
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Old Posted May 15, 2017, 1:28 PM
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Amherst NS and Amherstburg ON are also named in honour of Jeffrey Amherst. It occurs to me that Amherst St in Montreal might have the same origin. There is a similar controversy about the name of the Langevin Block in Ottawa, which houses the Prime Ministers Office (Langevin was a creator of residential schools). To me, rather than trying to whitewash our history by eliminating the names of people considered unsavoury by contemporary society, it would be better to put up a plaque acknowledging the acts of the individual concerned.
I have found this idea appealling as well but it still means that these people are "honoured" with having something major named for them.

Then of course, you can do like the Acadians and put your university in the city named for one of the main guys behind your people's ethnic cleansing (Monckton), and then go even further and even name your university after the guy!
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Parenthèse.

( All the church bells are simultaneously ringing right now in Montréal for the city's 375th birthday )
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 2:52 AM
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Parenthèse.

( All the church bells are simultaneously ringing right now in Montréal for the city's 375th birthday )
That is cool.
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Parenthèse.

( All the church bells are simultaneously ringing right now in Montréal for the city's 375th birthday )
awesome. Any videos that capture this?
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these are older but still interesting









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^Diabetes and obesity, what a strange correlation.... Don't bring it up though, people get mad when you point out our province is fat.
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Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 with an opening weekend box office of $1 095 814 in Quebec and $1.3M in Canada.

http://www.lapresse.ca/cinema/nouvel...box-office.php

Slightly behind the $1 433 259 on opening weekend of the 2006 movie.
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They expect Maudie to take in over $2M in Atlantic Canada alone.
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After 2 weeks:

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2: 2.5M gross in Quebec, 0.5M gross ROC for a total of $3M after 2 weeks.

Bon Cop Bad Cop had $3.4M after 2 weeks.
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