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MTL Blog has formally launched Opinion and Essay content as part of our ongoing, not-so-secret plot to take over Montreal’s digital media landscape. We believe putting Gen Z and Millennial voices front and center is a crucial way to connect with our city, and we’re excited to deliver fascinating, authentically diverse stories to Montrealers.

Why Is MTL Blog Launching Opinion and Essay Content?

We want to be the primary source for news and views that amplify the lives, loves, concerns and discussions that are most important to our Gen Z and Millennial readers. We recognize that authenticity is key, and the best way to allow our diverse readership to have a voice is to actually give them a platform to be heard. We’re opening MTL Blog up to the lived experiences of smart, cosmopolitan writers, both within and outside of our company. Going forward, you can expect to live vicariously through the first-person narratives of MTL Blog staff as well as talented freelance writers with something important to say.

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Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Participation Guidelines, detailed below.

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John MacFarlane, Deputy Editor

MTLBlog Deputy Editor John MacFarlane is an award-winning journalist, editor, and producer with 20 years of experience in journalism, broadcasting and digital media in Montreal, Sydney, New York and Cape Town. At POV, the iconic PBS documentary series, he created and led a partnership with the New York Times – earning an Emmy nomination – and founded POV's groundbreaking, Webby-nominated Snapchat documentary project. He most recently worked as a news producer and digital journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has previously worked as a supervising producer on SBS Australia's The Feed and an episode producer on SBS's flagship long-form current affairs program Insight.

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The Montreal leaves are finally starting to fall to the ground, as they change from green to beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. But in other parts of Quebec, the fall foliage is already near its peak.

Bonjour Québec's handy map of fall foliage shows us exactly when different Quebec regions have the most colourful fall foliage — ranked from "beginning soon" to "near peak" to "end." You can use this map to plan a picturesque fall road trip or hike.

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Narcity Media's mission is to inform and entertain millennials with meaningful local stories about their community — because they live in the most interesting place in the world. Our content team is constantly striving to uncover magical spots that locals and visitors alike would enjoy.

That's because Narcity is your digital downtown. Every single day, you can discover what's new, what's now, and what's next, and the tools you need to explore the places, people, and passions that power your city.

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Narcity Media welcomes funding for the creation of original content in all mediums: editorial, video, and social media. As per our Editorial Standards, we're transparent with our readers when stories are created in collaboration with an outside party. We use these three different labels to categorize funded content:

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Supported Content describes content that is independently produced by the editorial team but funded by a partner. A partner can fund new projects or associate their brand with existing series on our website. Narcity Media's Editor in Chief has the final say on partnership approvals and ensures that all stories produced under this agreement respect our editorial standards, ethics, and values.

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