people of montreal

Taking the newly framed picture, Roisin hanging it up with her collection. There. After months working on it she finally had it almost done. The People of Montreal. Every picture she had taken of the people of the city was up there right now and there was still a whole other wall to go. Taking a step back, she glanced at the person as they came in. “What do you think?”

WHY WE NEED TO VOTE DEAR GOD WE NEED TO VOTE PLEASE VOTE EVERYONE VOTE VOTE VOTE

GUYS, LOOK

CONSERVATIVE SUPPORT IS LITERALLY ALL PEOPLE OVER 50

SEE THAT?

THOSE ARE ALL THE OLD PEOPLE. VOTING CONSERVATIVE

NOW HERE’S US:

LOOKS PRETTY DIFFERENT DOESN IT.

YEP. NOW GET THIS. 

THERE ARE MORE OF US THAN THEM

WE LITERALLY OUTNUMBER THEM

YEP

SO HOW COME THE CONSERVATIVES GET IN? HOW COME THEY’VE BEEN IN POWER FOR THE PAST EIGHT BILLION YEARS DEAR LORD? 

VOTER TURN OUT

THEM:

US:

LOOK AT THAT!!!!

LOOK AT FREAKING US!!

The only reason they win is because OLD PEOPLE SHOW UP TO VOTE.

OLD PEOPLE KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AND THEY FREAKING STAND UP FOR THEM 

THEY GO OUT THERE AND THE PUT A BALLOT IN A FREAKING BOX 

AND THAT’S WHY THEY ARE CONTROLLING OUR COUNTRY EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE IN THEIR SENIOR YEARS AND WE ARE THE ONES ENTERING THE WORKFORCE AND SUFFERING UNDER A BAD ECONOMY AND WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FUTURE WE ARE THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE NO FREAKIN SAY BECAUSE WE 

DIDN’T 

SHOW  

UP.

SO GUYS PLEASE, PLEASE I’M FREAKING BEGGING YOU. 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR MONDAY ON OCTOBER 19, ARE YOU WORKING, ARE YOU IN CLASS, ARE YOU VISITING YOUR SICK MOTHER, ARE YOU BEDBOUND, EITHER WAY IT’S POSSIBLE TO VOTE, YOU’RE LEGALLY ALLOWED TIME OFF TO DO THIS THING. YOU CAN DO IT IN ADVANCE IF THAT’S EASIER, YOU CAN VOTE BY MAIL, YOU CAN USE SO MANY THINGS AS ID LOOK IT UP AS LONG AS IT HAS YOUR NAME AND PICTURE AND SOMETHING WITH YOUR ADDRESS, THERE ARE EXAMPLES HERE, YOU CAN DO IT BY PIGEON FOR ALL I CARE JUST DO THE THING PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU DO THE THING.

HERE’S WHERE TO GO AND HOW TO DO IT 

PLEASE DO IT PASS IT ALONG SPREAD IT TO YOUR FRIENDS

IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT HOW TO DO THE THING ASK ME I WILL LOOK UP ANYTHING YOU WANT FOR YOU

LET’S SHOCK THE HELL OUT OF THEM PLEASE I <3 YOU ALL I BELIEVE IN YOU

AND IF YOU DON’T I WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND PERSONALLY SMASH YOUR TEA ON THE FLOOR WHILE HOWLING WHYYYYYYY AND I WILL HaUNT yOU As a GhOST

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Blind man claims brutal treatment at hands of Montreal police
Veckqueth Stevenson, who says he is legally blind, claims the Montreal police brutally manhandled him in a park last May.

According to Veckqueth Stevenson, he was simply listening to music in a Montreal park with friends when police approached him.

“I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Turn down the music,’ and I turned down the music,” Stevenson told CTV Montreal.

When Stevenson – who says he is legally blind – heard an argument between a police officer and another man, he stood up to find his stereo and leave Nelson Mandela Park.

Veckqueth Stevenson, who says he is legally blind, claims the Montreal police brutally manhandled him in a park last May.

“Somebody said, ‘Where’s your ID?’ and I said, ‘I don’t have any ID with me,’” Stevenson said.

According to Stevenson, a police officer then pushed him to the ground, bruising his head, spraining his fingers and cutting his lip. Stevenson was subsequently arrested and brought to a police station where he was fined $149 for playing music in a park and charged with assaulting a police officer.

The Montreal police tell a different story from that night last May, saying that Stevenson was unco-operative and head-butted an officer – claims that Stevenson denies.

“I decided to come forward with my story because the way I was treated,” Stevenson said. “It wasn’t right.”

Fo Niemi, executive director of the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, says there should be an independent inquiry into the incident.

“There’s no more symbolic place than Nelson Mandela Park,” Niemi told CTV Montreal.

“A black man in his 50s who is visually blind is treated like this with excessive force to that extent I think it raises a lot of issues.”

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Black Lives Matter Toronto Solidarity rally in Montreal, Quebec. Online reports said that over 250 people showed up tonight. March 29th, 2016. 

For more context about the ongoing protests in Toronto by Black Lives Matter members, read this piece:

Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Toronto gaining momentum

New series follows four women as they try to figure out what it means to be a modern-day Mohawk

After years of work, the woman behind Mohawk Girls says she’s nervous about how the Mohawk community will react to her groundbreaking comedy series.

Mohawk Girls — created and directed by Tracey Deer — is the first TV comedy series ever made in Kahnawake. 

The show premieres next Tuesday on APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network).

The TV series takes a humorous look at the lives of four women in their 20s trying to stay true to their roots and still find love. It’s kind of like Sex in the City — but instead of being set in New York, it’s filmed in Kahnawake.  

Deer says dating is complicated for Mohawk girls.

“Coming from a very small pool, we all want love, connection, but when you’re related to half the people there and the other half has dated your sister, and your cousin, and your aunt — you’re really left with not a lot of choices,” she says.

‘For so long we haven’t been properly represented in the media’- Tracey Deer, Creator and director of Mohawk Girls

Deer used to teach drama at a summer camp in Kahnawake. She says she wrote the series with some of those campers in mind, including lead actresses Heather White and Brittany LeBorgne.

“I was a young girl who wanted to be a filmmaker and I ended up telling [the campers] one day I’m gonna make a TV show and you girls are gonna star in it,“ she says.

"We all have a good laugh about the fact that it’s actually happening.”

'Authentic’ series aims for universal appeal

Producer Christina Fon from Rezolution Pictures says the show has universal appeal.

“APTN thinks Mohawk Girls will change the way Canadian audiences see native people,” Fon says.

'People might say that’s our business, it’s private and shouldn’t be shared.’- Tracey Deer, Creator and director of Mohawk Girls

The series' first season will air across Canada starting this Sunday and will be broadcast in English and Mandarin. There’s also international interest from US distributor GRB.

Despite all of the buzz, Deer worries about how members of the Mohawk community will react once they see themselves on television Tuesday night.

"You know for so long we haven’t been properly represented in the media and that has been a big gripe and I’m a bit worried that I’m putting out a show that is very authentic to the experience of my people,” she says.

“I’m afraid the opposite criticism is going to come. People might say that’s our business, it’s private and shouldn’t be shared.”

The 13-episode half-hour comedy premieres on Sunday, Nov. 23 onOMNI 1 and on Tuesday, Nov. 25 on APTN.  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mohawk-girls-tv-series-takes-edgy-look-at-dating-1.2844628?cmp=rss

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