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Deborah Ostrovsky


Deborah Ostrovsky is an editor and freelance writer who has written for the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Lilith and montrealmagazine.ca. 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

Dispatches

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

Dispatches

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Does the phrase centre around, as in “the conversation centred around issues of freedom,” bug anyone but me? A centre is a fixed spot, and other stuff moves around it, right?

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