Marcey Hawk is not your typical painter/artist. Nope she is very unique and creative. She instead of using paint brushes uses her as she likes to say "God given implements" to paint rather abstract looking peices.
She is known plain and simple as the "boobie painter" and she has quite the following and some paintings have even sold for over 500$.
The list of buyers is quite impressive, Hugh Hefner, Russell Brand as well as Rob Dyrdek have all groped... err rather bought one of her "masterpieces".
La Presse reported that each message indicated similar selection criteria, including: "a white [hospital attendant]," "WHITE WOMAN ONLY," "MUST BE A WHITE WOMAN," "the [attendant] MUST BE WHITE SKINNED."
The 10 messages, which La Presse said spanned 18 days throughout November 2020, were reportedly signed by four different human resources employees at the CISSS des Laurentides.
In emails obtained by La Presse, the CISSS human resources department explained that the requirement was motivated by a "difficult patient" who "only wanted a woman of white skin colour."
The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, an organization dedicated to promoting and upholding Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, has released a statement in response to this story.
"Discrimination and racist practices are prohibited in job postings and [...] they cannot exclude people on the basis of the 14 grounds listed in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, including colour and sex," it said.
According to CTV News, the CISSS Laurentides has launched an investigation.
Paul confirmed to MTL Blog that she took the opportunity to speak to Legault during a January parliamentary meeting on health transfer payments.
"I had just participated a few days before in the [Quebec] Islamic cultural centre's digital commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the [Quebec City] mosque attack," she said.
"The leaders who [spoke] raised their continued concerns around safety [and] systemic discrimination within Quebec, and I felt I needed to pass those messages along to him."
According to Paul, the existence of systemic racism in Canada is "simply a fact."
"Whether it's the case of Mr. [Mamadi] Camara, [or] police use-of-force statistics we have available to us [...] one does not need to compare or reference any other country in order to understand and acknowledge the reality of systemic racism in this country," she said.
What about Bill 21?
Paul described two schoolteachers assigned to her now-teenaged son's kindergarten class in Ontario — a Muslim woman who wore a hijab and a woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
"They were two of the best teachers that he ever had [...] they were wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better beginning to his education," she said.
"It occurred to me that he would not have those two teachers, had he been a student asserting his education in Quebec public schools. And that's a terrible thing to think about."
Do you think you could finish the whole thing in one sitting?
California Sandwiches came to Montreal in 2019 via Toronto, where it was already an institution, established in 1967. It's been a staple of Rue Saint-Denis ever since.
The menu includes a veal sandwich, chicken sandwich, eggplant sandwich, steak sandwich, and meatball sandwich.
There are also mini versions of some of the sandwiches (which are pretty much similar to the size of a regular sandwich, then).
According to MTL Blog's food correspondent, Alex Melki, the sandwiches live up to the hype.
"I feel like I'm at someone's nonna's house and she just made me dinner and she's like, 'You gotta eat some more,' and I'm like, 'No I already have the sandwich' and she's like, 'No, no. You gotta eat some more,'" he says.
California Sandwiches is located at 1748, rue Saint-Denis or you can get your massive sandwiches delivered on Uber Eats.
California Sandwiches Montreal
Cuisine: Italian sandwiches
Address: 1748, rue Saint-Denis
Why You Need To Go: Just like nonna would make — meaning, it'd be impossible to leave hungry.