Deborah Ostrovsky

Deborah Ostrovsky is an editor and freelance writer who has written for the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Lilith and She lives in Montreal.

Montreal was once the “City of a Thousand Steeples.” Today it’s the city of a thousand church bazaars open on Saturdays to keep the cash flow up. more »


A group of university exchange students from France at the next table watch the entire interaction as if they were on a field trip for Lessons in North American Social Behaviour. They discuss the annoying aspects of the life they’re having here. Quebec is more American than they expected, they say. You can’t smoke in restaurants. The Québécois accent is drôle.  more »


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