You're the proud Montreal parent of a 15 year old girl. You make her lunch everyday in the morning & you kiss her softly on the head each night before bed. Regardless of the fact that you're separated during your 9 to 5 hours, you whistle while you work because you're filled with the calm contentment of knowing she's well taken care of & safely getting the best education out there that she could.... or is she ?
Well what if I were to tell you that as of 2015, this is NOT the case! During those illusive 8 hours between 9 to 5, you as a Montreal parent are separated from your child(ren) that both you (as parents) and them (as child-ren minors) are at the mercy of the Quebec Legislation & Education system and for them, Strip Searching a 15 year old Montreal girl this past week without parental consent or law officials present is ok. This "Grey Zone" of our current education system is not only condoned but advocated with vigor by Quebec’s education minister Yves Bolduc :
Does this mean that as long as someone "Respectfully" violates "our" (adults or child(ren) minors) civil rights in the name of security that it(the crime/act) that everything is automatically ok ? Well if this is the case, than I would say we need to review all laws to be equal. For example, I guess rape victims are going to have to toughen up, if the rapist "respectfully" raped them, it wasn't really rape and people who are murdered, should let their families know via clairvoyants that its ok, dont cry the murder was committed (respectfully) so you all should just be ok.
So where does this all lead, do we blame the teachers, do we blame the schoolboard, do we blame pop culture or the parents for simply not following and or monitoring their children 24/7.
If you ask me our society is currently in a "Grey" zone of morals and personal obligation and collective responsability and if this past weeks' box office smash hit is any indication of where we are headed as a society.. OUTLOOK NOT GOOD.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.