Roxanne Dubois

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#SaveOurLibraries : resisting Ford's ignorant cuts

It was just a question of time before the Ford government went after libraries. Of all the things that are going on in Ontario, it is so sad that we have to take up the fight to defend local library services.

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Lancement de Vendredi Français

Notre collaboratrice Roxanne Dubois publie un nouveau bulletin hebdomadaire intitulé vendredi français qui s’adresse aux francophones et aux francophiles. Le vendredi, le bulletin présente une sélection de bouchées de culture en français à lire et à apprécier. Roxanne partage des écrits originaux: des nouvelles, poèmes et de l’écriture créative sous plusieurs formes. De temps à autre, elle partage aussi du contenu externe en français comme de la musique, de l’art, des vidéos et des liens médiatiques.

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Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal

Que dire de ce roman maintes fois revu et analysé? Depuis le temps que j’entends parler du grand classique de Stendhal, je ne m’attendais pas à lire un passionnant thriller psychologique rédigé en language du 19e siècle. Le Rouge et le Noir est sans aucun doute une œuvre impressionnante à bien des égards. Il impressionne grâce à sa longueur, d’abord, car il compte plus de 600 pages. Il impressionne ensuite grâce à ses revirements. Voici le genre de livre qu’il faut lire au moins une fois dans sa vie.

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Critique de livre: Petit pays de Gaël Faye

Petit pays met en scène le Burundi, cet état Africain dans la région des Grands Lacs, souvent à l’ombre du Rwanda et de son histoire tumultueuse. Il est indéniable que ce roman parle de la guerre; début 1990 dans cette région du monde, à la veille d’une guerre civile, on ne peut faire autrement. Petit pays est beaucoup plus que ça: c’est un récit d’enfance qui raconte la ville de Bujumbura aux yeux de Gabriel, 10 ans. C’est un roman d’une lumière et d’une légèreté bouleversante.

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Book review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Everyone knows of Victor Frankenstein and the story of his created monster. His iconic green face and metallic neck plugs from the movie production are legendary, especially around Halloween season. Mary Shelley’s novel from 1823 is such an exciting classic to revisit.

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Education is a right | Roxanne Dubois

From the archives: In 2012, students across the country organized a National Day of Action on February 1. In the lead-up to the day, I wrote a series of posts prompting students to get active in the fight for Education as a right for themselves and the generations of students coming after them. I am re-publishing these posts in the wake of Doug Ford’s attack on students’ unions in Ontario, the only organized and well-resourced force that has historically resisted tuition fee increases and funding cuts to post-secondary education.

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Public education requires public funding | Roxanne Dubois

From the archives: In 2012, students across the country organized a National Day of Action on February 1. In the lead-up to the day, I wrote a series of posts prompting students to get active in the fight for Education as a right for themselves and the generations of students coming after them. I am re-publishing these posts in the wake of Doug Ford’s attack on students’ unions in Ontario, the only organized and well-resourced force that has historically resisted tuition fee increases and funding cuts to post-secondary education.

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Unsustainable student debt threatens future generations and the Canadian economy | Roxanne Dubois

From the archives: In 2012, students across the country organized a National Day of Action on February 1. In the lead-up to the day, I wrote a series of posts prompting students to get active in the fight for Education as a right for themselves and the generations of students coming after them. I am re-publishing these posts in the wake of Doug Ford’s attack on students’ unions in Ontario, the only organized and well-resourced force that has historically resisted tuition fee increases and funding cuts to post-secondary education.

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Reducing tuition fees means giving youth a fair chance | Roxanne Dubois

From the archives: In 2012, students across the country organized a National Day of Action on February 1. In the lead-up to the day, I wrote a series of posts prompting students to get active in the fight for Education as a right for themselves and the generations of students coming after them. I am re-publishing these posts in the wake of Doug Ford’s attack on students’ unions in Ontario, the only organized and well-resourced force that has historically resisted tuition fee increases and funding cuts to post-secondary education.

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