Many have railed against McGill and Concordia for years for making Montreal too Anglophone, but, unfortunately for them, things could soon shift even further in that direction. As the Gazette reports, starting in September, international students from France will have to pay as much as out of province students from Canada. Previously, they were given in-province tuition, which was about a third of what their new annual fee will be. The over 12,000 French students studying in Quebec every year will be affected by the hike.
As a result, some Quebecois who see themselves as staunch defenders of French in the city may be unhappy with the move. FEUQ president Jonathan Bouchard has already spoken out against it, and it’s only a matter of time before more francophones begin registering their displeasure.
However, we all need to recognize that the city evolves, and through a financial point of view, it might be in the city’s interest for it to become more anglophone through this measure. If we’re going to consider a measure as extreme as Lucienne Robillard’s proposed $2.3 billion budget cuts, we might as well start with something as simple as raising tuition for a group whose discount doesn’t necessarily benefit the city.
McGill and Concordia could soon have populations which skew en more heavily anglophone, and that’s just fine. Change is natural, and people shouldn’t get in the way of changes that will help the city's finances.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC