It has actually been circulating for quite some time now, and for some reason it's making a comeback lately, that's why we decided to make it official once and for all.
No, you cannot get free Adidas shoes.
If you click on the post, it takes you to a fake webpage page to asks you to share it on Facebook. Then once you complete that step, you're asked to fill out a survey, but no matter how many surveys you complete you will never get free shoes from Adidas.
It has already been proven to be a hoax by Hoax Slayer and we confirmed with Adidas who informed us this is in fact just SPAM.
The survey broke down "achieving one's goals" into two personality types: "doers" and "dreamers." 43% of Quebecers considered "themselves to be equal parts 'dreamers' and 'doers,'" the spokesperson said.
"Quebecers are notably the most likely to consider themselves 'doers' across Canada, nearly 8% more than Ontarians," according to the survey.
And Quebecers have the hustle to back it up, apparently.
The survey results showed "nearly 3 in 4 Quebecers (72%) say they are almost always successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves."
While 85% of Quebecers are guided by their life goals, "many do not feel they have the right plans, supports, mindsets and resources to achieve them."
They are also "also less likely to identify procrastination (27%) and fear of failure (19%) as psychological barriers, compared to 38% and 28% of Ontarians respectively."
"The survey findings revealed that despite a turbulent 15 months, Canadians still have big dreams and goals they want to achieve," Marie-Pierre Leclerc, vice president at belairdirect, said in a press release.
Canada's statistical agency released the data on June 16 to create a "portrait" of the "demographic and social profile of Canada's diverse LGBTQ2+ communities" — however, much of the data "[focuses] on LGB Canadians (lesbian, gay, bisexual), since Statistics Canada has been collecting detailed information on these communities since 2003."
There were 72,880 same-sex couples in Canada in 2016, making up 0.9% of all couples in Canada.
StatsCan said half of those same-sex couples lived in the major cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa–Gatineau.
Between 2006 and 2016, the number of same-sex couples in Canada increased by 60.7%, compared to an increase of 9.6% in "opposite-sex" couples.
StatsCan said the increase "may be reflective, at least in part, of growing awareness and acceptance of sexual diversity in Canada."
LGBTQ2S+ hate crimes are on the rise in Canada
According to StatsCan's 2018 survey, LGB+ Canadians were both more likely to report being "violently victimized" throughout their lives and more likely to have experienced "inappropriate behaviours in public and online" than non-queer Canadians.
In 2018, LGB+ Canadians were "twice as likely" as non-queer Canadians "to report experiencing inappropriate behaviours" in the 12 months prior to the survey:
in public: 57% versus 22% of non-queer Canadians
online: 37% versus 15% of non-queer Canadians
at work: 44% versus 22% of non-queer Canadians.
Violent hate crimes against LGB+ Canadians were on par with violent racially-charged hate crimes in 2018.
Of hate crimes that targeted sexual orientation, 53% were violent crimes.
In comparison, 27% of hate crimes targeting religion and 52% of hate crimes targeting race or ethnicity were violent crimes, according to the data.
Further, according to StatsCan's 2018 survey, transgender Canadians were also more likely to report poorer mental health than cisgender Canadians.
They were also more likely to have "seriously contemplated suicide in their lifetimes."
Transgender Canadians were additionally more likely "to have been diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder" than cisgender Canadians.
The pandemic might have had a bigger effect on LGBTQ2S+ Canadians
StatsCan said that the LGBTQ2S+ population could have been "disproportionately affected" by job loss during the pandemic since a greater share of the communities' populations are between the ages of 15 and 24 — an age group whose employment levels "remains furthest from February 2020 levels."
LGBTQ2S+ Canadians also made less than their non-queer counterparts overall.
In 2018, 41% of LGBTQ2S+ Canadians "had a total personal income of less than $20,000" yearly, compared to 26% of non-queer Canadians.
In the same year, on average, queer income-earners in Canada made about 72% — $39,000 — of the average income of non-queer Canadians, at $54,000.
However, StatsCan noted that the income difference could partly be due to the large youth population in LGBTQ2S+ communities. Being enrolled in high school, CEGEPs or universities could reduce their potential income, the agency said.
In 2018, 33% of LGBTQ2S+ Canadians "found it difficult or very difficult to meet their needs in terms of transportation, housing, food, clothing, participation in some social activities and other necessary expenses," compared with just 27% of non-queer Canadians, according to StatsCan.
In a new set of advice published April 22, the SPVM warns apartment-hunting Montrealers of "fraudsters" who try to "scam [...] future tenants by posting ads for units that they do not own or that simply do not exist."
The SPVM says it has seen an "increase" in the number of scam events.
Potential scam tactics highlighted by police involve requests for electronic money transfers before a tenant visits an apartment.
"No matter what the pretext is, an amount of money is always demanded," the SPVM states.
"On average, the fraudsters demand deposits of one or two months' rent from their victims, which can range from $500 to $1200, depending on the apartment."
The SPVM's advice to tenants to avoid fraud includes making sure an apartment's address is listed in an online ad, Google searching photos used in an ad, speaking to neighbours and visiting an apartment before signing a lease.
This article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.
Long, lazy days in national parks, drive-in theatres, scenic road trips from the city, rolling up to the Orange Julep — with freezing daytime temperatures firmly in our rearview mirror, some of Montreal's best warm-weather activities are closer than ever. That is, if you have a car.
But what if you had the chance to win a new set of wheels?
From now until March 31, much-loved Lebanese restaurant Amir is serving up its most delicious giveaway yet in appreciation of its customers over the past year: a brand-new vehicle from Honda valued at $17,700!
Just picture yourself cruising down the open road, listening to your favourite tunes on blast all while being the envy of your friends. Now that's a dream ride you can get behind.
Yep, that's all there is to it! If you want to give yourself an even better shot at winning, you can share the official post on your Instagram Stories for an extra entry.
The contest is only open for a limited time, so if cruising around the city in a new Honda sounds like something you'd enjoy, you have until March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. to enter.
Amir is truly giving back to its customers in the coolest way.
The Montreal-founded franchise has been dishing out authentic Lebanese cuisine since 1983. Established with a philosophy based on family values, Amir has stayed true to its roots over 30 years later with 80 plus locations across Quebec, many of which are owned and operated by families.
Plus, all of their dishes are HACCP-certified, free from preservatives and full of fresh veggies with made-in-house spreads, white-meat chicken and AAA beef.
From their signature garlic potatoes that make garlic breath totally worth it to their newly launched, plant-based kafta/kabab, all of their dishes are born out of family recipes.
Side note: Amir's famous garlic sauce, falafel mix and potato seasoning are actually available at local grocers like IGA, Provigo and Metro. That means you can enjoy the best of Amir at any time — even in your brand-new ride.
Restaurant Amir Giveaway
Price: Free to enter
When: Contest ends on March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.