Montreal finally has a first lady we're proud to show off to the world. This isn't a personal opinion either and you can deny it all you want but this is the first time in very long time that anyone even cared about who the first lady is. Think about it, how many other first ladies of Canada can you name?
Yesterday as were perusing the internet for photo of Justin, we realized that we just couldn't find a bad picture of his wife. She's just too photogenic. That's why we decided to compile some pictures where Sophie Grégoire Trudeau simply looked flawless.
The holiday will take place on September 30, a date already known as Orange Shirt Day, "an annual day to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples," according to UBC.
The announcement of the new holiday comes after the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
The Trudeau government is also facing criticism for actions towards residential school survivors.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has said Trudeau "refused to commit" to end his government's appeal of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling "that ordered billions of dollars to be paid to Indigenous children and families who were separated by the child welfare system," according to Narcity.
A new art project called "SILOVE" by Urban Downfall "demonstrates our love for the old silos abandoned since 1986, emblematic of Montreal's industrial history," according to Riverside owner Justin Jolin.
"For now, the café will be opened during the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the ice cream truck, the opening hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the weekend."
Riverside Saint-Henri Grand Opening
Where: 5020, rue St-Ambroise, Montreal, QC
When: Saturday, May 22, 2021 (but you can go beforehand)
Why you should go: You can get a cold brew and/or a soft-serve ice cream for just $1 on Saturdays only.
If you do decide to go for more of a challenge, though, the intermediate-level panoramic staircase, which usually opens later in the spring, is the perfect hike around the body of water. Who needs Niagara?
360 Trail, Mont Tremblant
Kevin Ketchman, who reviewed the 360 trail, called it "a 360-degree tour across the summit of Mont Tremblant," which is about two hours away from Montreal.
According to the Hiking Project, the summit can be accessed from the main gondola at the bottom of the mountain or by hiking. But, either way, you'll climb over 300 feet in just 1.5 miles.
It lives up to its name — no matter where you are, you'll be able to see mountainous views all around, with very small portions of forested areas on your hike.
According to Sépaq, La Lucarne lookout can be accessed by completing La Chute-Sainte-Anne trail, giving hikers a landscape view of the Rivière Sainte-Anne valley.
The whole hike takes approximately one and a half hours total, and you can bring your pup with you under certain conditions.
Du Banc, Forillon
Parc national Forillon is in Gaspé. It's a 10-hour drive so it's a serious road trip but well worth it. Forillon's easy 4-kilometre Du Banc trail allows hikers to run, bike or walk the seaside path around Quebec's Forillon cliffs.
On Du Banc, you'll even be able to take in the Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse and overlook the Carricks Shipwreck Monument in memory of passengers who drowned off Cap-des-Rosiers in 1847, according to Parks Canada.
La Lumière trail, Petite île au Marteau
La Lumière trail in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is a distance from Montreal — 12 hours away — but its gorgeous sea cliffs and beachy views are the perfect summer getaway, without ever leaving your province!
A group of petitioners is done with Trudeaumania and wants Pierre Elliott Trudeau's name removed from Montreal's airport.
The reason is an American diplomatic document that says former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau plotted to harm Quebec's budding separatist movement by purposely increasing the unemployment rate.
The December 22, 1976 report from ambassador Thomas Enders to the U.S. State Department says the Canadian government was thinking over aggressive strategies to make separatism less appealing including the "encouragement of key investors to pull out of Quebec."
It was penned shortly after René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois pushed out Robert Bourassa's Liberals and swept to power.
Trudeau asked one of Quebec's most powerful businesspeople, Power Corporation chairman Paul Desmarais, to "make it as tough as possible" for the province, states the report.
"Despite what Cabinet Ministers say, Trudeau may still be emitting punitive signals on the Quebec economy," it reads.
"Idea would be to set up spurt of provincial unemployment rate from current 10 percent to 15 or even 20 next year."
Current PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is one of the signatories.
"One could not imagine a worse form of contempt for our democracy, including all those Quebec voters who, in the previous federal election, had put their trust in the Liberal leader," the petition reads.
"The goal of this odious sabotage strategy was to deliberately undermine the socio-economic status of the Quebec people in order to further undermine the popularity of the independence movement."
"It's high time to clear our major international airport of the name of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau," it continues.
"This man is unworthy of such an honour in Quebec."