So this weekend me and 3 of my friends decided to go on a camping trip. We booked a campsite and tent at Mauricie National Park all well in advance, got tons of supplies from Costco and Dollarama the day before and we thought all was good, we were completely prepared for the weekend.
Well folks, we were far from right. Everything that could possibly go wrong this weekend, went wrong.
We left the city on Friday evening and departed on our journey unsuspecting of what was to come for us. Of course, the first unfortunate event to happen was us getting lost on our drive up. We ended up in a completely different town than where we were supposed to be, but luckily the locals in Trois-Rivieres are super nice and helped point us in the right direction.
We finally made it to our campsite around 11:30 pm after the park had basically closed down but what happened next you ask? There was no tent waiting for us at our campsite!
So, our only option was to sleep in our car for the night. The 4 of us squished into the fully packed car and luckily, we had shelter from the thunder storm that passed by that night.
On Saturday morning we trekked out to the information desk at 6 am to see what the heck happened to the tent we booked. They told us they had no record of us booking a tent and they didn't have any available for that night.
We were determined to make this work though so they offered for us to stay in the community room for the night and we accepted.
You may be thinking, how could things get any worse right? Well, that afternoon one of my friends locked the car keys in trunk of the car with all of our blankets, sleeping bags and clothes. We had to call roadside assistance to come and unlock the car for us.
It was a weekend full of bad luck but somehow we made it out alive! We managed to make a fire and cook some food, relax on the beach for a while, and watch the sunset at night. So overall, the experience was pretty good but the next time I go camping I'm making sure everything is planned to a T!
While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."
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"We, the undersigned, demand that the Government of Quebec publicly reject, as of now, the idea of a mandatory vaccination passport and that it commit itself to do like the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has done, that is to say, prohibit the obligation to present a vaccination passport in order to attend certain events and practice certain activities," the petition states.
Samson, a former Coalition Avenir Québec member who switched sides in June, held a press conference about the petition alongside Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime on August 12. They explained that the party had already collected 133,000 signatures on a previous petition that did not meet the criteria of the National Assembly.
"We reviewed the wording [...] So we're going to ask these hundreds of thousands of people to re-sign their petition on the National Assembly website, and we're going to invite Quebecers who don't agree with the vaccine passport to come forward as well," Samson said.
The petition, which was posted to the National Assembly website on August 12, had garnered more than 75,000 signatures at the time this article was published.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.