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                               Vol. 16 • No. 07 • Avril 5 / April 5, 2008 • Tel.: (514) 272-0254 • Fax: (450) 687-6330 • E-mail: info@the-news.ca

  Greeks celebrate                                                  Sklavounos Celebrates Year One
 Independence Day                                                      Over a hundred volunteers of Ger-               Former St-Denis MP and now sena-
                                                                    ry Sklavounos’ electoral campaign in               tor Marcel Prud’homme congratu-
                                                                                                                       lates Gerry Sklavounos on his first
                                                                    Laurier-Dorion took part in the one                anniversary as Laurier-Dorion
                                                                    year electoral anniversary celebration             MNA.        PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • NPEN
                                                                    last Thursday, March 27th in the for-
                                                                    mer electoral committee office corner
                                                                    Jean-Talon and L’Acadie Blvd. Among
                                                                    those who came to celebrate were The
                                                                    Honourable Marcel Prud’homme, P.C.,
                                                                    Senator and former M.P. for Saint-
                                                                    Denis, Parc-Extension city councillor
                                                                    Mary Deros, Mrs. Violette Trépanier,
                                                                    former M.N.A. for Dorion at the Na-
                                                                    tional Assembly and former Minister
                                                                    in Robert Bourassa’s government, Mr.
                                                                    Karl Blackburn, Organizer-in-chief for
                                                                    the Liberal Party of Québec, Mr. Chris-
                                                                    tian Ouellet, Chairman of the Québec
                                                                    Liberal Party’s Policy Commission and
 Montreal Canadiens player Tom Kostopoulos leads as                 Mr. Justin Trudeau, Federal Liberal can-
 Greek Independence Day parade Grand Marshal.                       didate in Papineau
                                      SEE PAGE 8                      SEE SKLAVOUNOS PAGE 6 ►


Handheld cellphones in cars banned; heavy fines for speeders
                                                            Driving while you’re making a call increases     WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW                                EXCESSIVE SPEEDING
                                                         the risk of an accident. Effective April 1, 2008,   • Drivers who are holding a cell phone in their     Drivers who are found guilty of an excessive
                                                         use of a hand-held cell phone that does not         hand are presumed to be using it.                speeding offence will receive much harsher
                                                         have a “hands-free” function is prohibited          • Any device that has a telephone function, such penalties.
                                                         while driving.                                      as a wireless information device (ex. Black-        You are committing an excessive speeding
                                                            In Quebec, dialling while driving has been       Berry), is deemed to be a cell phone and is offence if you exceed the speed limit:
                                                         a serious issue on the road. Between 2000           therefore prohibited when it is held in the • by 40 km/h or over in a zone of 60 km/h
                                                         and 2006, Quebec’s coroner’s office reported        hand.                                            or less;
                                                         at least 24 deaths in which a cellphone was a                                                        • by 50 km/h or over in a 60 km/h to 90 km/h
                                                         factor in the fatal crash.                             PENALTIES                                     zone;
                                                           The measures are part of Quebec’s efforts         Committing this type of offence will result in • by 60 km/h or over in a 100 km/h zone.
                                                         to rein in road and highway accidents, which        the following:                                      These initiatives arise out of amendments to
                                                         killed 717 people in 2006.                          • a $115 fine (including court costs)            the Highway Safety Code that were introduced
                                                                                                             • 3 demerit points.                              by the Government of Québec in December
                                                                                                                                                              2007 (Bill 42).

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 Cours de français                                                                sécurité des piétons
                             LANGUE SECONDE                                      dans l’arrondissement
                                                                                  Jusqu’au 27 avril 2008, la SPVM entre-         perdure dans ce quartier. Suite à plusieurs
                                                                               prendra sa campagne piétonne. Le but de           plaintes de la même nature, il a été porté
                                                                               cette campagne annuelle est de sensibiliser       à l’attention de la Division de la sécurité
       Pour les personnes immigrantes adultes                                  et de responsabiliser les usagers de la route à   routière et de la circulation que plusieurs
                                                                               l’importance d’adopter de bons comporte-          propriétaires stationnent leur véhicule
                                                                               ments afin de diminuer le nombre de victi-        dans l’entrée de garage et laissent dépasser
«      LA PROCHAINE SESSION DE COURS
                                                                               mes piétons impliquées dans des collisions.

                                                                               Rappelons qu’en 2007 à Montréal, 24 pié-
                                                                                                                                 une partie de leur véhicule sur le trottoir.

                                                                                                                                 « Cette situation déplorable prive les pié-
                                                                               tons sont décédés suite à un accident de          tons et les personnes à mobilité réduite du
       À TEMPS COMPLET DÉBUTE LE 5 MAI 2008                                    la route. Ce qui est le plus désolant de ce
                                                                               bilan est le fait que dans 50% des cas, le pié-
                                                                                                                                 libre accès au trottoir et de plus, en période
                                                                                                                                 hivernale, le déneigement des trottoirs de
                                                                               ton aurait commis une action contraire au         fait très difficilement, » souligne le comman-
       ET CELLE À TEMPS PARTIEL, LE 7 AVRIL 2008.                              Code de la sécurité routière, en traversant       dant du Poste de quartier 30, Fady Dagher.
                                                                               entre deux intersections ou lorsque que le


       INSCRIVEZ-VOUS
                                                                               feu était rouge. Quant aux conducteurs, ces Le commandant Dagher tient aussi
                                                                               derniers auraient omis de céder le passage  à préciser que l’article (C-4.1) 386 du
                                                                               au piéton où ont fait preuve de distraction.règlement de la Ville de Montréal sti-
                                                                                                                           pule que nul ne peut immobiliser
                                                                               Soulignons qu’au cours du mois du pié- un véhicule routier sur un trottoir.


       SANS TARDER !
                                                                               ton, le service de police entreprendra une
                                                                               campagne plus répressive au niveau de « Puisque nous tenons tous à cœur la
                                                                               ces interventions. En effet, les piétons sécurité de tous les utilisateurs de la route,
                                                                               seront rencontrés aux intersections et aux et afin que les citoyens puissent être bien
                                                                               endroits évalués à risques d’un secteur informer de la règlementation qui sera
                                                                               ainsi qu’aux endroits où le nombre de pié- appliquée à compter du 1er mai 2008, nous
                                                                               tons et conducteurs est élevé. Les conduc- invitons les citoyens à venir au conseil
                                                                               teurs fautifs seront également interceptés. d’arrondissement du 1er avril 2008, qui
                                                                                                                           aura lieu à 19h à la Maison du Citoyen,
                                                                               Conséquemment, le Poste de quartier 30 7501 François Perrault, afin d’écouter la
       Plusieurs formules de cours sont offertes :                             ainsi que la Division de la sécurité rou- présentation du commandant Dagher sur
                                                                               tière du Service de police de la Ville de ce dossier» souligne le maire de l’arron-
          Temps complet — jour                                                 Montréal font appel à la collaboration dissement Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-
          De 25 à 30 heures par semaine                                        et au civisme des citoyens du secteur de Extension, Madame Anie Samson.
                                                                               Saint-Michel afin de résoudre un pro-
          Temps partiel — matin, soir ou fin de semaine                        blème de stationnement sur le trottoir qui
          De 4 à 12 heures par semaine
          Cours spécialisés

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2 • Nouvelles Parc-Extension News • www.px-news.com • Avril 5 / April 5, 2008
Residents want St-Roch Street lot
turned into a green space
Site would be purchased by city or borough, says Councillor Mary Deros
          m art i n C . b a r ry                        Four-and-a-half years ago, a                       “I’d like to mention it is a complicated file.
                                                        dozen residents appealed to                        We’re trying to follow it through to see
  Some residents of Park Extension are                                                                      how it’s going to turn out. But we still have
renewing an appeal to the borough to                    the borough to turn a vacant                        out intention to have green space there.”
purchase a vacant lot, formerly the site of               Park Extension lot into a                           Would improve street, says resident
a church on the southern side of St-Roch               green space. Earlier this week,                         In an interview with Nouvelles Park
Street at the corner of Stuart and Wiseman             some of them were back again                         Extension News, McCutcheon said a half-
avenues, in order to make a park or a                                                                       dozen residents are behind the effort to
green space. During the borough council’s              look into the feasibility. “I wonder what            acquire the land, which had been the site
monthly meeting in St-Michel last Tuesday              the present situation is — if progress has           of the Greek Evangelical St. Sophie Church,
evening, Mary McCutcheon of Stuart Ave.                been made towards purchasing this lot,”              until its demolition by the city some years
and Martine Paulet of Wiseman Ave. both                McCutcheon said. Deros said the lot still            ago, because the city maintained the build-
appealed to Borough Mayor Anie Samson                  belongs to Father Victor, the pastor of the          ing had fallen into dangerous disrepair. “If
and Park Extension city councillor Mary                church that used to occupy the site, and             you look at the map of Park Extension and
Deros to intervene.                                    that he continues to pay his municipal               where the green space is, there is nothing
                                                       taxes. “It’s a private lot,” she said, noting        there,” said McCutcheon. “That is a crucial
Belongs to church pastor                               that the value of the property amounts to            section. Also it would make St-Roch St. a
  Four-and-a-half years ago, according to              nearly $700,000.                                     welcoming street. It’s a main street in the     After a hard winter that was costly for
McCutcheon, a group of Park Extension                                                                                                                       snow removal, the borough has no sur-
                                                                                                            area with churches and the school. And
residents had made the original request, Court case unsettled                                               now if there were a decent park there it
                                                                                                                                                            plus money for land purchases, accord-
                                             “At this point, we don’t know whether it’s                                                                     ing to Park Extension city councillor
adding that some members of the bor-                                                                        would add a great deal to the area.”            Mary Deros.
ough council had said they would at least going to be the borough or the centre city                                                                                        PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • NPEN
                                           that’s going to be buying it,” added Deros.
                                          “At the same time, we’ve had an exceptional
                                           winter. Any surplus we had is gone and at
                                           this point the borough doesn’t have the
                                           means to buy the land. There have been
                                           no further developments.” In addition to
                                           these problems, Deros said a court case
                                           launched by the pastor over the demoli-
                                           tion of the church by the city remains
                                           unresolved and the pastor still owes the
                                           city. “As soon as we get a judgment, we’ll
                                           see how it will follow through. At this
                                           point, the borough has no surplus.” Deros
                                           said it remains unclear whether the city or
                                           the borough would pay to buy the lot.

                                                       Lot is reserved for a park
                                                       “Is there any danger that this will not be


                                                                                                                 “with Urgel Bourgie. and easy
                                                                                                                  Everything was simple
                                                     used for green space?” McCutcheon asked.
                                                    “Because, two things are worrying me. One

                                                                                                                                     ”
                                                     is that it has not been publicly announced                                                                   There were just so
                                                     that this particular area would be used for                                                                  many advantages
                                                     green space … I’m a little bit worried that                              to making our prearrangements. For example:
 Mary McCutcheon, a Stuart Avenue                    maybe there are other interest groups in
 resident, is one of a dozen or so Park              the area, which also are eyeing this land,
                                                                                                                                any risk.
 Extension citizens who want the bor-                which is very rare in our area.” Deros said
 ough to turn a vacant lot on St-Roch                that to her knowledge, a resolution was
 Street into a park or green space.                  passed reserving the lot for a park. “It is                                a good investment.
                 PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • NPEN
                                                     not reserved for any other usage,” she said.




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                                                                                            It’s time to promote peace in
 Parlez-moi                                                                                 Afghanistan
   D’HUMOUR                                                                                     I
                                                                                                    n Canada the debate on Afghanistan has had a very narrow
                                                                                                    focus. The primary concern has been the role of the Ca-
                                                                                                    nadian Forces in the counter-insurgency war. How many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The SCO was jointly created with China and includes several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    countries which border on Afghanistan. Iran, Pakistan and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Turkmenistan have applied for membership. The SCO has ex-
         Alberto del Burgo                                                                  more Canadians will be killed? How long will our forces be in                                                                           pressed concern about the spread of Islamic fundamentalism
                                                                                            Kandahar province? What will the U.S. government think if                                                                               in the region and the expansion of the drug industry and trade.
                                                                                            Canada withdraws from the southern zone of conflict? If Canada                                                                          They have offered to provide political, military and economic
                                                                                            pulls its forces out of Afghanistan, will there be chaos?                                                                               assistance to Afghanistan. The government of Hamid Karzai,
Comme disait un rabbin de mes amis :                                                           It is time for Canadians to consider what the Afghan people                                                                          which has official observer status at the SCO, is supportive of
                                                                                            want. At the top of the list would certainly be an end to the                                                                           such a development.
Ça sent la coupe!                                                                           death, destruction and despair, the other 3-D policy. A variety                                                                            The Russian and Chinese governments believe that the United
 Depuis quelques chroniques, je vous ai abondamment parlé de                                of surveys show at least 70% of Afghans do not want to see a                                                                            Nations should be taking the lead in reaching a consensus
 mes histoires de queue (de poisson, bien sûr) avec les femmes,                             return of the dreaded Taliban. Yet an even larger percentage                                                                            position and finding a political solution. They argue that the
 ma chatte, mon ordinateur, jusqu’à passer au déluge dans                                   supports a negotiated settlement with the Taliban to end the                                                                            expansion of the resistance in Afghanistan is due to the fact
 mon dernier écrit.                                                                         war. The U.S.-NATO policy, supported by recent Canadian                                                                                 that the counterinsurgency war and the development strategy
    Je n’ai pas arrêté de parler des conneries de Harper, (Les                              governments, perpetuates the war.                                                                                                       have been directed by the U.S. government with the support
 con-serviteurs ne perdent rien pour attendre), des conneries
                                                                                                Outside of Canada there is widespread understanding that                                                                            of its NATO allies. A successful settlement of the conflict has
 de Dion, des conneries de Tremblay, des conneries des fonction-
 naires, des élus, des nommés, bref, il est temps de passer aux                             the counter insurgency war is not working. This past year                                                                               to be a U.N.-supported regional agreement.
 choses sérieuses.                                                                          was the most destructive since the U.S. invasion, with at least                                                                            This is not out of the question. It brings to mind the Six-
    Depuis quelques temps notre vie a subi bien des change-                                 6200 Afghans killed, a 24% increase in roadside bombs, and a                                                                            Plus-Two negotiations held in Berlin between March and July
 ments. j’ai même modifié mon abonnement au câble pour le                                   dramatic increase in suicide bombs. The United Nations, as                                                                              2001 where the United States and Russia, and the six countries
 suivre de plus près, bref, le sujet principal qui est dans tous                            well as U.S. and U.K. military leaders, report that the zone of                                                                         bordering on Afghanistan, held negotiations, sponsored by the
 les cœurs et sur toutes les bouches, c’est, vous l’avez deviné…                            operation of the insurgents is spreading. Attacks are now up                                                                            United Nations. The goal was to get the Taliban government
 c’est le Hockey.                                                                           to 550 per month.                                                                                                                       to agree to a broad government of national unity. If this was
    Depuis quelques années, après de timides apparitions pour                                 There is an opportunity for a new approach to the Afghanistan                                                                         achieved, the countries involved pledged economic assistance.
 une série ou deux, le club de hockey du Canadien s’était fait à                            problem. The NATO countries will be meeting in Bucharest,                                                                               The main goal of the Bush Administration at the time was to
 l’idée qu’avec 22 équipes dans la LNH, il avait mathématique-
                                                                                            Romania from April 2 to 4, and the key issue on the agenda is                                                                           provide a stable Afghan government which would permit the
 ment une chance sur 22 de remporter la coupe Stanley. Que
 les autres équipes faisaient payer les places en dollars améric-                           the war. For the first time in history Russia has been invited                                                                          building of the oil and gas pipelines from Turkmenistan to
 ains, bref, qu’on était bons pour un petit pain. Et voici que                              to attend. Russia will be representing the Shanghai Coopera-                                                                            the Arabian Sea.
 le dollar canadien est remonté que les joueurs sont remontés                               tion Organization (SCO) and the Collective Security Treaty                                                                                 Since September 14, 2001 Canadian policy on Afghanistan
 et le moral avec.                                                                          Organization (CSTO). The Russians and their allies in the two                                                                           has been to always support U.S. policy. Now is the time for
    Quand je pense qu’il fait désormais avoir des bracelets comme                           organizations are proposing a joint NATO-CSTO agreement                                                                                 our government to stand up and take a lead in peacemaking.
 pour Madona, pour acquérir des billets, et étant donné le prix                             for the settlement of the Afghan conflict. This proposal ap-                                                                            It is time to back the people of Afghanistan who want an end
 de ces billets, je vais vous offrir gratuitement un extrait d’une                          pears to have the support of the governments of France and                                                                              to this war. Canada’s reputation around the world is not our
 partie contre les Hurricanes de la Caroline en espérant que                                Germany and several other European NATO countries. The                                                                                  ability to fight with the United States in counterinsurgency
 nous chanterons en cœur la chanson de Ti-Guy Émond pour                                    new governments in Pakistan are supporting a negotiated                                                                                 wars. We are known for peacemaking and peacekeeping. Let
 balayer la série : sweep Caroline...!
                                                                                            settlement to the Afghan war. This is an opportunity for the                                                                            us cash in on that reputation.
    La meilleure performance est celle d’un joueur qui fut pour-
 tant considéré comme le meilleur joueur du monde et pourtant                               Canadian government to take the initiative and promote this
 qui ne reçoit pas tout le crédit qu’il mérite, c’est celle du directeur                    new peace initiative.                                                                                                                   John W. Warnock is author of Creating a Failed State: the U.S.
 gérant et de l’entraîneur : Prendre une équipe qui alignait les                                This is not a new development. The annual meeting of the                                                                            and Canada in Afghanistan, to be published by Fernwood
 défaites avec application, qui ne revenait pas de l’arrière et                             SCO at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in August 2007 focused on Af-                                                                                Publishing in May 2008
 lui insuffler cette rage de gagner qu’il avait sur la glace, il est                        ghanistan. The organization declared that they are willing to
 pas gainey celui-là!                                                                       participate in the resolution of the problems in Afghanistan




                                                                                                          ted?Annoyed?
     Si d’autres équipes ont développé leur french connexion, le                            and improve the work of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group.




                                                                                                   rustra
 Canadien a désormais sa slave connexion : Aux commandes, ce
 cher Alex Kovalev pénètre en zone adverse, se poste systéma-




                                                                                                  F
 tiquement à la gauche du gardien qui donne un long retours
 intercepté à la ligne bleue par Markov, ce dernier remet dans
 l’enclave ou la rondelle est reprise par Plekanek, qui passe à
 Hamrlik, à Kostitsyn, qui , lance... et coooooompte!!!
    Le gardien adverse s’en va Gerber dans son coin. Avez-vous vu
 le sourire de Carbonoff? Encore un qui a le moral en Letton!




                                                                                                   ANGRY?!
    Vous pensez que c’est ça la slave connexion? Jamais de la
 vie, il va falloir ajouter à présent les Dandenof, Kostopoulich,
 Bouillonof, Higginzovich, Rydersky. Ça va nous rappeler les
 grands jours des Richardoff, Belivoff et Lafleursky, sans oublier                                                                                                                                                     You’ve got a place to vent! Send us a Letter to the Editor,
 leurs cousins germains : les frères Mahovlich!
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    Décidemment, il n’y avait qu’un seul França dans la gang,                                                                                                                                                            editor@the-news.ca
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                                  Entrée en vigueur de la période de restriction de stationnement le 7 avril
                               sur le territoire de l’arrondissement de Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension

  L’arrondissement de Villeray—Saint-
                                        « Le 7 avril… au lieu du 1er avril »
                                                    tions concernant le stationnement sur                 des contraventions seront distri-                     et plus particulièrement les automobi-
Michel—Parc-Extension informe les                   rue prend effet le 1er mars, mais cette               buées aux automobilistes qui ne se                    listes à respecter la signalisation lorsque
résidants que la période des restric-               année, à cause des chutes de neige abon-              conformeront pas à ce règlement.                      la réglementation entrera en vigueur, le
tions applicables au stationnement sur              dantes des dernières semaines, l’appli-               Il est à noter que la période vise, entre             7avril, afin de permettre à l’arrondisse-
rue entrera en vigueur exceptionnel-                cation du règlement avait été reportée                autres, à permettre le nettoyage et l’en-             ment de procéder au nettoyage printanier.
lement cette année en date du 7 avril.              au 1er avril, puis, finalement au 7 avril.            tretien de la chaussée et des trottoirs.
Habituellement, l’application des restric-          Ainsi, à partir du 7 avril prochain,                  Voilà pourquoi nous invitons les citoyens


Canada’s largest cities most diverse, study finds
Contribution to diversity by immigrants less in smaller cities
(CNW) In Diversity and Concentration in             Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, which                on the presence of family, friends or other           greater diversity of primarily non-white
Canadian Immigration: Trends in Toronto,            account for 70 per cent of the newcomers,             people with the same background − this is             visible minority groups introduces chal-
Montréal and Vancouver, 1971–2006, a re-            attract different ethnicities in varying num-         more important to many recently arrived               lenges for service providers and municipal
search bulletin published by the Centre for         bers and accommodate the newcomers in                 immigrants than the availability of employ-           authorities in accommodating ethnic, racial
Urban and Community Studies at the Uni-             different ways across the metropolitan area.          ment or services.                                     and religious diversity. These challenges are
versity of Toronto, researcher Robert Murdie        Toronto and Vancouver have some similari-               The research raises a number of important           concentrated in the three biggest metropoli-
analyses information from the 2006 census           ties (more Asians, more immigrants settling           policy questions. First, the increased con-           tan areas.
and compares it with historical trends. The         in the suburbs), while Montreal has a larger          centration of immigrants in Canada’s large              Third, the suburbanization of immigration
results show that while immigrants are con-         proportion of European and African immi-              cities raises issues about the most effective         poses challenges for service provision and
tributing to the diversity of Canada’s larg-        grants, who still tend to settle in the central       way to integrate newcomers and whether                planning; the lack of transit, the potential for
est cities and the medium-sized centres are         city.                                                 some newcomers might find it easier to                greater isolation, land use conflicts and the
holding their own as reception centres for             Part of the explanation for the concen-            settle and adjust to Canada if they chose             lack of immigrant settlement services. More-
new immigrants, smaller cities do not benefit       tration of certain groups in certain cities is        smaller communities.                                  over, the research raises questions about the
from immigration to the same extent.                explained by the finding that immigrants are            Second, the shifts in immigrant origins             pros and cons of suburban ethnic enclaves
   Furthermore, the three biggest cities,           more likely to choose where to settle based           from a mainly European population to a                in enhancing immigrant integration.


                                                 Chronique du maire d'arrondissement
                                                               The Borough Mayor's Column
                                                                                                                                                               ANIE SAMSON
                                          Saluons le printemps
 Même si dame nature n’a pas été très clémente avec nous cette année, le printemps s’installe                                                   Let’s welcome spring
 tranquillement à Montréal. L’arrivée du printemps signale aussi au cours des prochaines semaines         Even if Mother Nature didn’t show us much compassion this year, spring is slowly settling in, here
 le début de la campagne de propreté de l’arrondissement.                                                 in Montreal. Over the next few weeks, the arrival of spring will also mark the start of the cleanliness
  En effet, afin de garder notre bel arrondissement propre, lors du conseil d’arrondissement du 1er         campaign in the borough.
 avril, nous avons passé en première lecture, un projet de règlement harmonisé sur la propreté et         In order to keep our beautiful borough clean, at our April 1st borough council meeting, we passed in
 le civisme. Un des principaux objectifs de ce règlement est de sensibiliser et de responsabiliser        first lecture a bylaw concerning cleanliness and civic behaviour. One of the main objectives of this
 davantage les citoyens et les établissements aux efforts de l’arrondissement pour maintenir une           regulation is to raise awareness and to increase the sense of responsibility of residents and businesses
 propreté optimale dans votre milieu de vie. Par ailleurs, ce règlement vise aussi l’harmonisation de     about efforts made by the borough to maintain optimal cleanliness in your surrounding environment.
 la réglementation sur la propreté à l’échelle de la Ville de Montréal.                                      is bylaw also aims to harmonize rules for cleanliness all across the City of Montreal.
 Comme nous l’avons entamé lors de notre campagne de propreté 2007, nous allons solliciter encore         Just as we did during our 2007 cleanliness campaign, we are going to once again this year, solicit a
 une fois cette année, une participation accrue de votre part afin de faire de l’arrondissement de         strong participation on your behalf in order to make the Borough of Villeray—Saint-Michel—Park
 Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension un arrondissement exemplaire au niveau de la propreté.              Extension a model borough in terms of cleanliness.
 Par le biais de mes fonctions de maire, j’ai pu constater que la propreté est un dossier qui vous        During my term as mayor, I noticed that cleanliness is an issue that is close to the residents’ hearts.
 tient à cœur. Vous avez tout à fait raison lorsque vous dites que vous avez le droit de vivre dans un    You are absolutely right when you maintain that you have the right to live in an environment that
 environnement sain et propre. Toutefois, en tant que citoyens responsables, vous devez vous aussi        is healthy and clean. Nonetheless, as responsible citizens, you must also do your part in order
 faire votre part afin d’améliorer la qualité de votre milieu de vie. Par exemple, sortez vos déchets      to improve the quality of your surrounding environment. For example, you must put out your
 domestiques uniquement la journée de la collecte et selon l’horaire établi. Évitez de déposer des        household garbage only on the day it is being picked up and according to the established schedule.
 déchets dans les ruelles et respectez l’horaire hebdomadaire pour la collecte de gros morceaux           Avoid leaving your garbage in laneways and respect the weekly schedule for the pickup of big items
 (meubles, matelas et appareils électroménagers).                                                         (furniture, mattresses and household appliances).
 Soulignons que tout au long de la saison estivale, les inspecteurs de la propreté de l’arrondissement      roughout the up coming months, the borough’s cleanliness inspectors will be making their way
 parcourront les rues et ruelles et appliqueront de façons rigoureuse la réglementation actuellement      through the streets and alleys and will rigidly enforce the rules which are now in effect. By working
 en vigueur. En travaillant ensemble, je suis convaincue que nous réussirons à garder nos rues,           together, I am convinced that we will succeed in keeping our streets, alleyways and public
 ruelles et espaces publics propre !                                                                      spaces clean.
 Je vous invite à surveiller les journaux locaux pour plus d’information sur notre campagne de            I invite you to keep checking the local newspapers for more information on our cleanliness
 propreté.                                                                                                campaign.

 Célébrons l’indépendance de la Grèce :                                                                   Celebrating the Independence of Greece:
 Le 30 mars dernier, j’ai eu le plaisir, tout comme ma collègue Mary Deros (conseillère municipale        Last Sunday March 30, I had the pleasure, along with my colleague Mary Deros, city councillor of
 de Parc-Extension), d’assister au défilé célébrant l’indépendance de la Grèce. C’était un défilé haut      Park Extension, to participate in the parade celebrating the independence of Greece. It was a very
 en couleur où les enfants dans leur costume traditionnel représentaient fièrement le pays de leurs        colourful event, in which children in traditional costumes represented with pride the country of
 ancêtres. Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont participé à ce défilé qui s’est déroulé le long de la rue   their ancestors. Several thousand people took part in the parade, which took place along Jean-Talon
 Jean-Talon dans le quartier de Parc-Extension.                                                           Street in the district of Park Extension.
 Le président d’honneur du défilé était Tom Kostopoulos, ailier droit des Canadiens de Montréal              e Grand Marshal of the parade was Tom Kostopoulos, the right-winger for the Montreal
 en plus d’un grand nombre de dignitaires politiques des trois paliers gouvernementaux ainsi que          Canadiens, and there were also a large number of political dignitaries from the three levels of
 des représentants de la communauté. Soulignons que cette année, la communauté grecque fête le            government, as well as representatives from the community. is year the Greek community is
 187ème anniversaire de son indépendance, qui est célébré officiellement le 25 mars.                        celebrating the 187th anniversary of its independence, which is officially observed on March 25.
 Je profite de cette occasion afin de rendre hommage à toute la communauté hellénique de Montréal, Allow me to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Montreal’s Hellenic community, which not only
 qui a non seulement bâtie mais qui a aussi laissé son empreinte au sein de notre arrondissement. built, but also left its mark in the midst of our borough.
 Je vous souhaite à tous une excellente semaine.                                                  I wish you all an excellent week.
 Votre Maire d’arrondissement,                                                                            Your borough mayor,
  Anie Samson                                                                                             Anie Samson.

    Cabinet du maire d'arrondissement
    Borough Mayor's Office
    529, rue Jarry Est, bureau 401
    Montréal, Québec H2P 1V4
    Téléphone / Phone : 514 872-8173
    Télécopieur / Fax : 514 872-2196
    asamson@ville.montreal.qc.ca


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Sklavounos one year later
‘We’ve been working very hard,’ says Laurier-Dorion MNA Sklavounos
          m art i n C . b a r ry               this time of reasonable accommodation           Villeray to Park Extension. That’s some-      grant parents, I was educated in English. If
                                               where a lot of the members of these com-        thing that I made clear at the beginning of   anybody has an understanding of all these
    Laurier-Dorion Liberal MNA Gerry           munities — especially the Muslim com-           my term — that I was elected the MNA for      communities, or can purport to have an
 Sklavounos’s first year in politics was       munity — felt a little bit sensitive around     the entire riding. That’s the francophone     understanding of all these communities,
“wonderful,” he says — and the hard work       the debate that was happening around            population, the anglophone population,        it’s me. It’s a remarkable responsibility. But
 was something he already was used to.         reasonable accommodation.                       allophone population. I’m married to a        at the same time, I say I feel like I’m up to
“We’ve been working very hard,” he said                                                        French-Canadian woman, I have immi-           the challenge. And so far so good.”
 in an interview last week, roughly a year Fostering trust
 after the March 26, 2007 election that         “It was a good opportunity to be able           As part of an attempt to build
 returned the Quebec Liberals to power to foster trust and cooperation amongst                  stronger bridges to the many se-
 as a minority government. While many these communities and to get away from                    nior citizens who live throughout
 neophyte politicians often find themselves the rhetoric that we are seeing in certain of       the riding, officials at Sklavou-
 overwhelmed by the massive amount of the remarks that we were hearing from the                 nos’s riding had packs of spe-
 work the job entails, Sklavounos said he ADQ and the PQ. I feel it was an impor-               cial playing cards created with a
 was well-prepared because of his previous tant time. I’m very happy that I was here            photo of his face printed on the
 background as a lawyer.                                                                        cards’ backs so that the seniors
                                              at this important time, because the last
                                                                                                who play bridge and other card
                                              thing you want to do is to have different
 Meeting the electors                         ethnic groups looking at each other with
                                                                                                games on a regular basis would
   “The initial thing you want to do when suspicion.” Sklavounos said he was not                recognize their MNA.
 you’re newly elected a member of the surprised by his new workload. “However,                              PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • NPEN

 National Assembly is make sure you’re to say that I was ready for everything that
 visible. You have a chance to meet with came my way, I’d be lying to say that I was
 your electors as much as possible so they ready. I prepared myself as much. I had
 get to know you. It would be wonderful heard that this is a seven-day-a-week job.
 if during a campaign of 33 days we could       “Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
 meet everybody. Of course, it’s impossible. often I’m in Quebec most of the time. I’m
 I’ve had a chance to get together with the here on Mondays and Fridays to try and
 different organizations, different cultural meet some people in my office. However,
 groups, go to different events.” Among in the evenings and on weekends we
 the projects with local repercussions receive invitations to attend events. That’s
 Sklavounos said the Liberals have been very important, whether it be seniors resi-
 able to push through since last year is a dences or cultural organizations.” As part
 $4 million funding package for Jean Talon of an attempt to build stronger bridges to
 Hospital to purchase an MRI machine and the many senior citizens who live through-
 other medical equipment.                     out the riding, officials at Sklavounos’s rid-
    Other recent local projects involved ing had packs of special playing cards cre-
 $150,000 in funding from the government ated with a photo of his face printed on the
 for literacy advancement and $20,000 to cards’ backs so that the seniors who play
 better inform the public about street gang bridge and other card games on a regular
 activity. Sklavounos said it’s a great time basis would recognize their MNA.
 to be an MNA in Laurier-Dorion because
 of all the converging cultural influences. MNA for all the riding
“It’s actually a riding unlike any other in     “Basically what we’re trying to do is
 Quebec,” he said. “We have many national open the channels to the communities,” he
 holidays, many religious holidays, so being said. “And when I say this, I mean from
 there, being present, fostering tolerance in Papineau all the way to l’Acadie, from

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Les conservateurs veulent rouvrir
le débat sur l’avortement‘- Vivian Barbot
  Une récente initiative du gouvernement con-                droits aux fœtus afin de restreindre ensuite la             la dernière campagne électorale de ne pas lettres, communiqués, conférences de presse
servateur risque fort, je le crains, de menacer              capacité des femmes à exercer leur libre choix              s’aventurer sur ce terrain complexe et fort et tout autre moyen que vous jugerez bon
des acquis fondamentaux obtenus après de                     en matière d’avortement.                                    chargé d’émotions!                                 d’utiliser pour faire connaître vos positions,
longues et dures luttes par les groupes voués                  Les Conservateurs tentent de s’attirer la sym-              Les députées et députés du Bloc Québécois nous aideront à lutter plus efficacement contre
à la défense ainsi qu’à la promotion des droits              pathie en mettant le focus sur le caractère ab-             ont unanimement voté contre le projet de loi C-484. De grâce, ne laissez pas des décennies
des femmes.                                                  ject de la violence faite aux femmes, un geste              C-484 puisqu’ils jugent que la décision de re- d’efforts s’envoler en fumée en passant l’éponge
  Comme vous le savez sans doute, la Chambre                 d’autant plus méprisable qu’il met ici en scène             courir à l’avortement est une des plus délicates sur les manœuvres hypocrites du gouverne-
des communes a adopté tout récemment le                      des femmes enceintes. Mais en réalité, les lois             qui soient. Une décision aussi sérieuse doit ment conservateur!
projet de loi C-484 visant, selon les Conser-                canadiennes, tout comme les lois québécoises,               ainsi relever des femmes, et d’elles seules. Mal-    Je vous remercie de votre collaboration. En-
vateurs, à ériger en infraction criminelle le fait           contiennent déjà les dispositions qui punissent             heureusement, les conservateurs, aidés en cela semble, nous pourrons arriver à contrer ce
de blesser un fœtus ou de causer sa destruc-                 de tels actes de violence.                                  par une vaste majorité de députées et députés recul inacceptable.
tion avant ou pendant sa naissance lors d’une                  Quant au débat sur le libre-choix face à                  libéraux, sont résolus à ce que ces mesures ré-
agression dont la mère est victime.                          l’avortement, le vrai débat mis en cause par                trogrades et dangereuses aillent de l’avant.       L’auteure est députée de Papineau et porte-
  Par ce projet de loi, une personne se rendant              l’introduction du projet de loi C-484, il existe              Voilà pourquoi nous sollicitons aujourd’hui parole du Bloc Québécois en matière de fran-
coupable d’un crime à l’endroit d’un fœtus à                 un consensus au sein de la société à l’effet que            votre soutien afin de faire en sorte que ce projet cophonie et d’affaires intergouvernementales
naître ne pourrait invoquer pour défense que                 celui-ci ne doit pas être rouvert. Ce consensus             de loi ne franchisse pas les dernières étapes canadiennes.
celui-ci n’est pas un être humain.                           règne depuis le jugement de la Cour Suprême                 qui lui permettraient d’entrer en vigueur. Vos
  Or, nous devons encore une fois constater que,             qui invalidait en 1988 les dispositions crimi-
pendant que le gouvernement conservateur                     nalisant l’avortement. La common law cana-
nous dit une chose, il en pense une autre. En                dienne, tout comme le droit civil québécois,
s’attaquant au statut du fœtus, il prépare le ter-           ne reconnaissent de droits au fœtus à moins
rain pour rouvrir le débat sur l’avortement.                 qu’il ne naisse vivant, et viable.
  Sous prétexte de créer une nouvelle infraction,              Il s’agit ici, soit dit en passant, du même gou-
les Conservateurs désirent en vérité donner des              vernement qui avait pourtant promis durant


Hydro-Québec lance le programme
                                                                                                                                 EN AVION SANS FLACON
                                                                                                                                  Rappel aux voyageurs :

Recyc-Frigo ENVIRONNEMENTMD                                                                                                       •   Vous devez placer les liquides, les gels et
                                                                                                                                      les aérosols dans des contenants de 100

Dévoreurs d’énergie recherchés!                                                                                                       ml/100 g (3,4 oz.) ou moins.
                                                                                                                                  • Vous devez placer ces contenants
  Hydro-Québec lance le programme RECYC- Efficacité énergétique chez Hydro-Québec.                                                         dans un sac en plastique transparent à
                                                                                                                                           fermeture par pression ou glissière, bien
FRIGO ENVIRONNEMENTMD qui vise la «Le programme RECYC-FRIGO ENVIRON-                                                                       scellée, d’une capacité d’un litre maximum
récupération et le recyclage de 230 000 ap- NEMENTMD permettra aux clients d’Hydro-                                                        (1 pinte). Les dimensions approximatives
pareils énergivores (réfrigérateurs et congé- Québec de bénéficier d’une nouvelle façon de                                                 d’un sac de 1 litre sont de 15,24 cm par
lateurs) d’ici 2010. Ce nouveau programme, faire des économies d’énergie tout en réduisant                                                 22,86 cm ou de 20 cm par 17,5 cm.
qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Plan global en leur facture d’électricité», ajoute M. Saucier.                                          • Un seul sac est autorisé par personne.
efficacité énergétique (PGEÉ) d’Hydro-Québec,       Au-delà des objectifs d’efficacité énergétique,                                    • De façon à accélérer le processus de
permettra de générer des économies d’énergie RECYC-FRIGO ENVIRONNEMENTMD                                                                   contrôle, vous devez sortir le sac en
                                                                                                                                           plastique contenant tous les liquides, les
d’environ 180 millions de KWh au cours des répond également à un enjeu environnemen-
                                                                                                                                           gels et les aérosols de vos bagages de
trois prochaines années.                           tal majeur. En effet, l’appareil récupéré sera                                          cabine et les placer dans le bac fourni au
  À partir du 31 mars, tous les résidents du démonté pour être recyclé à 95 % et les mat-                                                  point de contrôle.
Québec pourront profiter d’un service gratuit ières dangereuses pour l’environnement seront
de collecte d’appareils énergivores de plus de éliminées en toute sécurité selon des normes                                            Pour plus d’informations sur les mesures d’emballages et de sûreté, veuillez consulter
10 ans et d’un incitatif de 60 $ qui sera envoyé supérieures à celles du cadre réglementaire                                           notre site Internet :
par la poste pour chaque appareil récupéré actuel.
(limite de deux appareils par ménage).              Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le                                         www.acsta.gc.ca
  Afin de l’appuyer dans le déploiement et la programme : http://www.recyc-frigo.com.
gestion de cet ambitieux programme de récu-
pération et de recyclage de vieux réfrigérateurs
et congélateurs énergivores, Hydro-Québec a
mandaté le Consortium MRE Environnement.
Le Consortium MRE Environnement est com-
posé de trois sociétés québécoises (MARCON,
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cyclage Inc.) ayant des expériences complé-
mentaires dans la mise en oeuvre et la gestion
de programmes similaires.

                                                                                                                                                   Récompense de 60 $
  Pour profiter du programme RECYC-FRI-
GO ENVIRONNEMENTMD, les participants
doivent être résidents du Québec et proprié-
taires de l’appareil à recycler. L’appareil, quant
à lui, doit compter plus de 10 ans d’existence,                                                                                                      POUR LE RECONNAÎTRE :
être branché, fonctionnel et produire du froid                                                                                                       X Réfrigérateur ou congélateur de plus de 10 ans
au moment de la collecte. Il doit également                                                                                                          X Consommation d'énergie en moyenne 3 fois plus élevée
être accessible, mobile et avoir un volume de                                                                                                            que celle d'un modèle récent
10 à 25 pieds cubes.                                                                                                                                 X Volume entre 10 pi3 et 25 pi3
  Si les appareils répondent à ces critères, il                                                                                                      X Appareil toujours fonctionnel et branché
suffit de prendre rendez-vous par téléphone
au 1 877 493 7446 (FRIGO) ou de remplir un                                                                                                           Vous avez un de ces dévoreurs chez vous ? Communiquez avec l'escouade
formulaire de collecte disponible sur Internet                                                                                                       RECYC-FRIGO pour le faire ramasser ou obtenir plus d'information.
à l’adresse www.recyc-frigo.com. Un transpor-
teur spécialisé viendra par la suite chercher                                                                                                       1-877-493-7446 (FRIGO) ou www.recyc-frigo.com
l’appareil à domicile. Pour chaque appareil ad-                                                                                                     Nous viendrons vite cueillir le dévoreur chez vous GRATUITEMENT et en
missible ainsi récupéré, un chèque de 60 $ sera                                                                                                     disposerons selon un procédé respectueux des lois et de l’environnement.
envoyé au propriétaire dans un délai maximum                                                                                                        Vous recevrez un chèque de 60 $ par la poste.
de trois semaines après leur collecte.
  «Un réfrigérateur de plus de 10 ans consom-
me en moyenne trois fois plus d’énergie qu’un         Le programme RECYC-FRIGO, une initiative d’Hydro-Québec, est administré par le Consortium MRE ENVIRONNEMENT. Hydro-Québec fera parvenir un chèque de 60 $
                                                      au propriétaire de l’appareil, une fois celui-ci récupéré. Limite de deux appareils par foyer. Hydro-Québec se réserve le droit de mettre fin à ce programme sans préavis.
modèle récent, et un congélateur deux fois            Certaines restrictions peuvent s’appliquer.
plus», commente M. Mark Saucier, Directeur,
                                                                                                                    Nouvelles Parc-Extension News • www.px-news.com • Avril 5 / April 5, 2008 • 7
        Greeks celebrate Independence Day
                                                                  thousands were on hand to celebrate Greek independence Day last march 30th in montreal. Once more, Park
                                                                  Extension was host to the parade commemorating the historic occasion.




                                                                  From left Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette, Seniors Min-
                                                                  ister Marguerite Blais and Laurier Dorion MNA Gerry
                                                                  Sklavounos at the parade.




Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay ac-
compagnied by councillors Mary Deros
and Eleni Fakotaki participated at the
“Wreath Ceremonies” honouring the
“fallen” of the Greek Independence.
                    PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • NPEN




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8 • Nouvelles Parc-Extension News • www.px-news.com • Avril 5 / April 5, 2008
Crossing state and national borders to promote trade
Laurier-Dorion Liberal MNA Gerry Sklavounos is doing just that
          m art i n C . b a r ry                 the province’s National Assembly, such as
                                                 PQ Sainte-Marie/St-Jacques MNA Martin
   Quebec-U.S. security issues, and efforts      Lemay, and Huntington ADQ member
to strengthen economic ties by Quebec            Albert De Martin. Sklavonous believes he
with surrounding provinces, states and           was chosen to head the delegation because
nations, are some of the questions Laurier-      of his proficiency in English and the fact
Dorion Liberal MNA Gerry Sklavounos              he was familiar with the U.S., having lived
has been tackling as Quebec’s elected rep-       for a time in New Jersey.
resentative at the National Conference of
                                                                                                Liberal mna Gerry
                                                    In terms of the Quebec Liberals’ over-
State Legislatures in the U.S. Sklavounos,       all economic policies with regards to the      Sklavounos has been
who just completed his first year as MNA,        U.S., Ontario and other trade partners,        spending a lot of time
was appointed by Premier Jean Charest            Sklavounos said, “The focus of the pre-        over the past year
to represent the province at the NCSL,           mier right now is on three fronts. One is      attending meetings of
which is an inter-parliamentary organiza-        he wants to facilitate trade with Ontario.
tion made up primarily of elected state
                                                                                                the national Conference
                                                 Because a lot of people see Confederation
representatives in the U.S.                      and they say, ‘Well, we’re in the same         of State Legislatures
                                                 country, why would we need to foster
Passport issues                                  trade with Ontario?’ I think your average
   They deal mostly with international           person doesn’t realize how many restric-
trade issues involving Canada, which pro-        tions there are on trade … There’s all kinds
vides the U.S. with $1 billion a day in cross-   of little issues where there’s not mutual
border trade. While all other members of         recognition of licenses to work, where
the NCSL’s executive-committee are state         there’s protectionism being played out in
legislators, Quebec is the only internation-     the provinces.
al partner to have a seat on the executive-
committee. Since travelers from Canada           Charest’s plan
to the U.S. are now obliged to present a           “What Jean Charest and (Ontario
passport, according to Sklavounos “how           Premier) Dalton McGuinty have decided
we’ve been approaching the issue is obvi-        to do — because they’ve built a very good
ously we want to cooperate when it comes         relationship — they are talking about loos-
to security.                                     ening up a lot of these barriers that still
  “We have no choice in this day and age,”       exist between Quebec and Ontario, which
he said. “It’s absolutely essential. However,    can only be beneficial.” Sklavounos said
we want to make sure that it doesn’t ham-        Charest is also trying to promote stron-
per, doesn’t slow down business. And we          ger economic ties with France, and to
want to find mechanisms so that trade can        facilitate arrangements for workers com-
continue to happen. At the same time, we         ing here from that country, whose leader,
do want families to be able to travel back       Nicolas Sarkozy, will be visiting Quebec
and forth.” As travel for large families can     this summer for the provincial capital’s
end up being somewhat expensive given            400th anniversary. “If we open a front with
the passport requirement, Sklavounos said        France and with Ontario, it can only be
the legislators are examining possible solu-     beneficial,” he said. “We’re going to send
tions to this. The increasing proliferation      some people over, but we’re going to get
of false identification, such as fake drivers’   some people in at the same time.”
licences, has also been on the table.

Security concerns raised
  He said special “intelligent” licences,
embedded with “biometric” information
that can’t be easily duplicated, are under
consideration. “We’ve been discussing
with Vermont, we’ve been discussing with
Ontario,” he said of the possible cross-
border license project. “The bottom line is
eventually, when this kind of license is rec-
ognized and becomes common in the U.S.,
we’re eventually going to have to jump on,
because we have a lot of trade.”
  He said it wouldn’t necessarily be a com-
mon license, although “it would have cer-
tain security characteristics which would
satisfy our American neighbour, as well as
ourselves, that would be easily recogniz-
able and could be verified by American
customs guards and by Canadian customs
guards … A kind of protocol of some kind,
and there’s discussion about this now …
We’re moving towards that.”

Sklavounos leads delegation
  Sklavounos has been spending a lot of
time attending meetings of the NCSL,
which is headquartered in Washington,
D.C., but which holds assemblies all over
the U.S. about a half-dozen times per
year. He leads a delegation from Quebec,
which includes other elected members of
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                                                                                           Nouvelles Parc-Extension News • www.px-news.com • Avril 5 / April 5, 2008 • 9
Tories want to reopen abortion debate, says Vivian Barbot
‘A decision as serious as this must come from women,’ insists Papineau MP
           m art i n C . b a r ry                   muster support for the bill by focusing on the     help of the vast majority of Liberal MPs, have
                                                    aspect of violence committed against women         decided that these regressive and dangerous
  Papineau Bloc Québécois MP Vivian                 who are pregnant.                                  measures should go forward. The bill is far
Barbot is sounding the alarm over a draft bill         However, she says federal and provincial        from being enacted and has entered a commit-
introduced by the Conservative government           laws already contain provisions to punish indi-    tee stage. Barbot is urging all concerned by the
in Ottawa, which, she claims, threatens to          viduals charged with similar offences. Barbot      issue to write the government. While the law
reverse advances, such as the right to abortion,    also claims there is a consensus on the abortion   on abortion in the United States has been clear able to easily push through the legislation.
made on behalf of women over the last few           issue. She said most Canadians don’t want to       since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Supreme          Pro-lifers favour C-484
decades. Bill C-484, which was sponsored by         see the abortion issue debated all over again.     Court decriminalized abortion when it ruled           Owen Bingham, who chairs the board of
a Conservative MP and recently had first read-     “This consensus has prevailed since a decision      on Roe vs. Wade, the situation is not as clear Pro-Life Montreal, a group which bills itself as
ing in Parliament, would make it an offence         by the Supreme Court in 1988 which invalidat-      in Canada.                                          being dedicated to the respect for and protec-
to injure or kill a human fetus as a result of      ed provisions criminalizing abortion,” she said.      Although Canada’s Supreme Court has never tion of human life from conception to natural
violence inflicted on the mother.                  “Canadian common law, like civil law in Quebec,     ruled on whether a fetus is a person, there has death, said Bill C-484 has the organization’s
                                                    does not recognize the rights of fetuses unless    been no criminal regulation of abortion in this full support. “If the women gets killed or is in
Fetus status in question                            they are born alive and vital.” Barbot said the    country since the late 1980s. The Supreme an accident and she’s pregnant, it should be
    According to Barbot, anyone charged with        government pledged during the last election        Court held that prosecuting abortion violated counted as two people, not just one,” he said.
 such an offence wouldn’t be able to use the        that it would not be reopening the abortion        section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights “It is a person. It’s human.” Bingham said he and
 defence that the fetus is not a human being.       issue and that Bloc MPs have unanimously           and Freedoms, which states that “everyone has other pro-life supporters are actively working
“Once again, we are made aware that the             voted against Bill C-484 since the matter is a     the right to life, liberty, and the security of the towards gaining the full legal recognition of the
 Conservative government tells us one thing,        delicate one.                                      person and the right not to be deprived thereof fetus as human. “I don’t care how anybody puts
 but it is thinking something altogether differ-                                                       except in accordance with the principles of fun- it, it’s still killing somebody. Once a women has
 ent,” she said in a statement. “By undermining Decision is women’s — Barbot                           damental justice.” With the possibility of a fed- been (inseminated), it is automatic that it is a
 the status of the fetus, it is making prepara-    “A decision as serious as this must come            eral election being held at any time, Barbot also human being.”
 tions to reopen the debate on abortion.” Barbot from women, and only them,” she said.                 is fearful that a Conservative majority would be
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Superbug infections climbing in
Canadian hospitals: report
  At least 2,300 people died in 2006 as a
result of an MRSA superbug and nearly
12,000 new patients were infected, as
rates of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria
continue to climb in Canadian hospitals,
according to figures released by the federal
government.
  A national surveillance program using
data from 48 hospitals in nine provinces
found 5,787 new cases of infection by
methicillin-resistant       Staphylococcus
aureus bacteria in 2006, a 2.7-per-
cent increase over 2005 figures, which
translates into 8.04 cases per 1,000
hospital admissions.
   Dr. Andrew Simor, who co-chaired the
surveillance program, extrapolated those
figures to estimate the number of MRSA-
related deaths in Canadian hospitals.
  As well, he calculated there were 29,000
new patients carrying MRSA bacteria in
2006, of whom 11,700 had new infections.

Hospitals main source of                         MRSA infections start out as small red bumps that can quickly turn into deep, painful abscesses.
infections
   Of the cases recorded from the nine          people but in beef cattle, pigs and chickens. so germs that survive treatment with               microbiologist at Toronto’s Sunnybrook
provinces, 62 per cent were thought to          For the most part, these drugs aren’t used one antibiotic soon learn to resist others.           Health Sciences Centre, told the Canadian
have been acquired in network hospitals         to treat disease but to fatten the animals And because bacteria mutate much more                 Press.
and seven per cent in other acute care          quickly and to prevent illnesses that are quickly than new drugs can be produced,                  “The good news is our rates remain
hospitals.                                      common in the unhygienic conditions some germs end up resistant to just about                    substantially less than what is seen in the
   But 15 per cent were believed to be          in which animals are raised. The same everything. That’s why only a handful                      United States and many other parts of the
community-acquired, a rate that has             antibiotics then find their way into of drugs are now effective against most                     world. No question about that — that’s
doubled in Canada over the last five years,     municipal water systems when the runoff forms of staph.                                          good news.
Simor said.                                     from feedlots contaminates streams                                                                 “The bad news is despite our best efforts,
  The remaining cases would have been           and groundwater. Routine feeding of Infection rate slower                                        we’ve not yet been able to control the
acquired in long-term care facilities,          antibiotics to animals has become such a than in U.S                                             spread of MRSA in our hospitals, and there
hospitals outside the network or were           threat to public health that the practice is    Simor said the 2006 figures show a slow          is a continued and steady increase that has
of unknown origin. They accounted for           banned in the European Union and many and steady increase over previous years.                   taken place, albeit at a slower rate than is
seven per cent of cases.                        other industrialized countries. Antibiotics    “I think it’s a mixed story. There’s good         seen south of the border. Nonetheless, this
   MRSA usually causes only mild                given in the proper doses to animals who news and there’s bad news,” Simor, chief                is of concern.”
infections, but can progress to large boils,    are actually sick don’t seem to produce
hemorrhagic pneumonia or flesh-eating           resistant bacteria.
disease in rare cases. It rarely affects          Germ mutation. Even when antibiotics
healthy people and is most often seen           are used appropriately, they contribute to
in hospitals and nursing homes, where           the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because
it is considered a problem because it is        they don’t destroy every germ they target.


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resistant to the antibiotics penicillin and     Bacteria live on an evolutionary fast track,
methicillin.
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                                                                                                        Liquids, gels and aerosols must
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Causes                                                                                                  Containers must be placed
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 NIM’S ISLAND, (G) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:25 WEEK-             MOVIES FOR MOMMIES «TUESDAY 10AM «NIM’S ISLAND»                        of the Rover books is, in fact, Alexandra Rover,      Eric. As the group’s vacation nears its end, they
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                                                                                NEVER BACK DOWN, (13+) EVERY DAY 12:55-3:05-5:15-7:25-9:35 LS(FRI-             a retiring, fainthearted recluse locked away in a     journey into the lush Mexican jungle in hopes
 “RUN FATBOY RUN”, (G) SAT-SUN 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:20-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:30
 WEEKDAYS 7:20-9:25                                                             SAT)-11:45
                                                                                                                                                               big city apartment. Now, as Alexandra nervous-        of seeing some ancient Mayan ruins. But when
                                                                                NIM’S ISLAND, (G) EVERY DAY 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:20-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:30
 SHUTTER, (13+) SAT-SUN 3:15-9:00 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:00 WEEKDAYS 9:00
                                                                                OBTURATEUR, (13+) EVERY DAY 9:05 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:05                             ly ventures forth into the world and Nim faces        they arrive at the magnificent site, an unex-
 STEP UP 2 THE STREETS, (G) SAT-SUN 9:05 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:10 WEEKDAYS 9:05
 STOP-LOSS, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:10-3:25-7:10-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:45 WEEKDAYS        SHUTTER, (13+) EVERY DAY 3:15-9:00 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:00
                                                                                                                                                               the biggest challenge of her exciting young life,     pected event drives the frightened travelers to
                                                                                STOP-LOSS, (13+) EVERY DAY 1:10-3:25-7:10-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:45
 7:10-9:25
 SUPERHERO MOVIE, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:00      SUPERHERO MOVIE, (13+) EVERY DAY 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00 LS(FRI-              they must both draw courage from the fictional        the top of the crumbling stone structure, where
 WEEKDAYS 7:00-9:00                                                             SAT)-11:00
                                                                                                                                                               gallantry of Alex Rover and find strength in one      they confront hidden deadly horrors and en-
 THE BANK JOB, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:15-3:35-7:15-9:35 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:55 WEEKDAYS     THE RUINS, (13+) EVERY DAY 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15
 7:15-9:35                                                                      VANTAGE POINT, (13+) EVERY DAY 7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15                     another to save Nim’s Island.                         gage in a brutal battle for survival.
 THE RUINS, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15 WEEK-
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10 000 B.C. , (G) SAT-SUN 7:10-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:50 WEEKDAYS 7:10-9:30       3 AMIS, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:25-3:25-5:25-7:25-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:215 MON-                                                              altered dragonfly,
21(V.F.), (G) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:30-7:00-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:55 WEEKDAYS           TUES-WED-THU 7:25-9:25
7:00-9:30                                                                      BORDERLINE, (16+) EROTISME FRI-SAT-SUN 3:30-7:15-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:45                                                               high school loser
ANGLES D’ATTAQUE, (13+) SAT-SUN 7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15 WEEKDAYS           MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:15-9:30                                                                                                            Rick Riker devel-
7:15-9:15                                                                      CARAMEL(V.F.), (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:20
CHACUN SON COMBAT, (13+) SAT-SUN 12:55-3:05-5:15-7:25-9:35 LS(FRI-             MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:20-9:20                                                                                                            ops superhuman
SAT)-11:45 WEEKDAYS 7:25-9:35                                                  CHACUN SON COMBAT, (13+) FRI-SAT-SUN 12:55-3:05-5:15-7:25-9:35 LS(FRI-                                                                abilities like in-
DANSEZ DANS LES RUES, (G) SAT-SUN 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(FRI-            SAT)-11:45 MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:25-9:35
SAT)-11:20 WEEKDAYS 7:10-9:15                                                  CONTINENTAL, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:15-3:30-7:15-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:45 MON-                                                               credible strength
DR SEUSS HORTON ENTEND UN QUI, (G) SAT-SUN 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05            TUES-WED-THU 7:15-9:30                                                                                                                and armored skin.
LS(FRI-SAT)-11:05 WEEKDAYS 7:05-9:05                                           DANSEZ DANS LES RUES, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(FRI-
DR. SEUSS HORTON HEARS A WHO, (G) SAT-SUN 1:10-3:10-5:10-7:10 WEEKDAYS         SAT)-11:20 MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:10-9:15                                                                                                 Rick decides to use
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                                                                               SAT)-11:40 MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:00-9:20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     his new powers for
DRILLBIT TAYLOR:GARDE DU CORPS , (G) SAT-SUN 12:50-7:00 WEEKDAYS 7:00
FILM DE SUPER-HEROS, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00 LS(FRI-            DOUBLE JEU, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:50 MON-TUES-                                                           good and becomes
                                                                               WED-THU 7:10-9:30
SAT)-11:00 WEEKDAYS 7:00-9:00
                                                                               DR SEUSS HORTON ENTEND UN QUI, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a costumed crime
LA LIGNE BRISEE, (G) SAT-SUN 12:50-3:00-5:10-7:20-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:40
WEEKDAYS 7:20-9:30                                                             LS(FRI-SAT)-11:05 MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:05-9:05                                      Five years ago Dennis was at the altar about to     fighter known as
                                                                               DRILLBIT TAYLOR:GARDE DU CORPS , (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 12:50-3:00-5:10
LA RIVIERE AUX CASTORS , (G) SAT-SUN 1:20-3:15-5:10
                                                                               FILM DE SUPER-HEROS, (13+) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00 LS(FRI-         marry Libby, his pregnant fiancée. He got cold        “The Dragonfly.”
LES CHRONIQUES DE SPIDERWICK , (G) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:00-5:00
LES RUINES, (13+) SAT-SUN 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15 WEEK-     SAT)-11:00 MON-TUES-WED-THU 7:00-9:00                                           feet and ran for the hills, and he’’s been going      However, standing in the way of his destiny is
DAYS 7:15-9:15                                                                 LA LIGNE BRISEE, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 3:00-5:10-7:20-9:30 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:40 MON-
L’ILE DE NIM, (G) SAT-SUN 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:25 WEEK-     TUES-WED-THU 7:20-9:30                                                          in circles ever since. When Dennis discovers          the villainous Lou Landers. After an experiment
DAYS 7:15-9:20                                                                 LA RIVIERE AUX CASTORS , (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:05                                   Libby’’s hooked up with high-flying-go-getter         gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a
          MATINEES FOR FAMILIES SAT-SUN 10:30 «NIM’S ISLAND»                   LES CHRONIQUES DE SPIDERWICK, G FRI-SAT-SUN 1:00-3:00
      MATINEES FOR FAMILIES SAT-SUN 10:30 «HORTON HEARS A WHO»                 LES RUINES, (13+) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:15 MON-   Whit, he realizes it’’s now or never. He enters a     person’s life force and in a dastardly quest for
          MOVIES FOR MOMMIES TUESDAY 10AM «NIM’S ISLAND»                       TUES-WED-THU 7:15-9:15                                                          marathon to show he’’s more than a quitter but        immortality becomes the supervillain, “The
NIM’S ISLAND, (G) SAT-SUN 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:20-9:25 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:30 WEEK-     L’ILE DE NIM, (G) FRI-SAT-SUN 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:25 MON-
DAYS 7:20-9:25                                                                 TUES-WED-THU 7:15-9:20                                                          then finds out just how much sweat, strain and        Hourglass.” With unimaginable strength, unbe-
OBTURATEUR, (13+) SAT-SUN 3:00-5:00-9:10 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:10 WEEKDAYS 9:10       OBTURATEUR, (13+) FRI-SAT-SUN 5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:20 MON-TUES-        tears it takes to run for 26 miles. Nobody gives      lievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights,
THE OTHER B0LEYN GIRL, (G+) SAT-SUN 9:15 LS(FRI-SAT)-11:35 WEEKDAYS 9:15       WED-THU 7:20-9:20
                                                                                                                                                               him a chance but Dennis knows this is his only        will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of
                                   T U E S D A Y S O N LY $ 5 . 0 0                                                                                            hope to more than a running joke.                     The Hourglass and save the world?

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                                             Concours Mon accès à la scène
                                   Trois jeunes artistes récompensés
Les trois lauréats du concours Mon accès à la scène, orga-
nisé conjointement par la Fondation du maire de Montréal
 pour la jeunesse (fmmj), le Cirque du Soleil® et l’arrondis-
  sement de Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, ont
 été présentés au public hier, lors du conseil d’arrondisse-
                     ment. Il s’agit de :
    •	   Mai Otsuka (5 000 $), du groupe Dynamo
         Coléoptera, qui propose une performance mul-
         tidisciplinaire alliant le théâtre, la chanson et les
         projections.

    •	   Aurélie Spooren (3 000 $), metteure en scène et
         auteure de Un jour, de nuit..., une pièce qui traite
         de la solitude et des relations humaines.

    •	   Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (2 000 $), pianiste du
         Parc-X trio, un ensemble instrumental jazz inspiré
         à la fois par le be-bop, la musique classique et la
         pop contemporaine.

« Cette quatrième édition nous a de nouveau démontré
la vitalité de notre relève locale. D’année en année, c’est
toujours un plaisir de découvrir ces jeunes artistes qui                    de l’arrondissement. C’est la quatrième année                    Véritable tremplin pour la relève culturelle de
nous entourent, a souligné le maire, Anie Samson, au nom                    consécutive que de jeunes artistes, âgés de 18                   l’arrondissement, le concours Mon accès à la
du conseil de l’arrondissement. Nous espérons que cette                     à 35 ans et résidants de l’arrondissement de                     scène a pour principal objectif d’encourager et
bourse les aidera à poursuivre leurs ambitions artistiques                  Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, reçoi-                     de soutenir les jeunes talents artistiques. En
et incitera l’émergence de nouveaux talents. »                              vent une bourse démontrant leurs aptitudes                       février dernier, six finalistes ont présenté leur
                                                                            pour les arts de la scène.                                       spectacle à la maison de la culture.
Les trois lauréats ont ajouté leur signature au livre d’or



                                                                                                      AVIS PUBLIC



                                                                                                                                            aSSEmbLÉE PUbLiQUE

                                                                                                     AVIS PUBLIC EST, PAR LES PRÉSENTES, DONNÉ À TOUTES LES PERSONNES INTÉRESSÉES
                                                                                                     :

                                                                                                     1o       Le conseil d’arrondissement, par sa résolution CA08 140086 adoptée le 1er avril 2008, a
                                                                                                     approuvé le projet de règlement numéro RCA06-14001-5 et intitulé :

                                                                                                     « RÈGLEMENT MODIFIANT LE RÈGLEMENT SUR LES PLANS D’IMPLANTATION ET
                                                                                                     D’INTÉGRATION ARCHITECTURALE DE L’ARRONDISSEMENT DE VILLERAY—SAINT-MICHEL
                                                                                                     —PARC-EXTENSION ».

                                                                                                     2o        L’objet du projet de règlement est de :

                                                                                                     1.Modifier le titre de la section X du chapitre V afin qu’il se lise comme suit :

                                                                                                     SECTION X
                                                                                                     OBJECTIFS ET CRITÈRES APPLICABLES À UN PROJET DE CONSTRUCTION OU
                                                                                                     D’AGRANDISSEMENT D’UN BÂTIMENT DANS UN BOIS IDENTIFIÉ À LA CARTE INTITULÉE LE
                                                                                                     PATRIMOINE NATUREL

                                                                                                     2.Modifier le premier alinéa de l’article 14 pour remplacer les mots « à la carte 2.6.3. intitulée « Le
                                                                                                     patrimoine naturel » du Plan d’urbanisme de Montréal (04-047 )», par les mots « à la carte intitulée
  AVIS PUBLIC                                                                                        « Le patrimoine naturel » de l’Annexe C du présent règlement ».

                                                                                                     3.Ajouter une annexe C au règlement, annexe illustrant le patrimoine naturel de l’arrondissement,
                                                                                                     plus précisément les bois et ce, en remplacement à la référence à la carte 2.6.3. « Le patrimoine
                                                                                                     naturel » du Plan d’urbanisme.

                              aDOPtiOn Et EntrÉE En ViGUEUr                                          Ce projet vise l’ensemble du territoire de l’arrondissement de Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-
                                                                                                     Extension.
 aViS PUbLiC est par les présentes donné que le conseil d’arrondissement de Villeray–Saint-
 Michel–Parc-Extension a adopté, lors de sa séance tenue le 5 février 2008, le règlement suivant :   3o       Conformément à la Loi sur l’aménagement et l’urbanisme (L.R.Q., c. A-19.1), ce projet de
                                                                                                     règlement fera l’objet d’une assemblée publique, le 17 avril 2008, au 405, avenue Ogilvy, Montréal.
 rCa08-14004 : règlement autorisant un emprunt de 4 481 000 $ pour la réalisation de travaux
 de réfection routière                                                                               4o         Au cours de cette assemblée publique, le maire de l’arrondissement ou tout autre membre
                                                                                                     du conseil qu’il désigne, expliquera le projet de règlement ainsi que les conséquences de son adop-
 Le Ministère des affaires municipales et des régions a approuvé le règlement RCA08-14004 en date    tion et entendra les personnes qui désireront s’exprimer sur le sujet.
 du 31 mars 2008.
                                                                                                     5o       Ce projet de règlement ne contient aucune disposition propre à un règlement susceptible
 Toute personne intéressée peut consulter ce règlement aux Bureaux Accès Montréal situés au          d’approbation référendaire.
 7511, rue François-Perrault et au 405, avenue Ogilvy, du lundi au vendredi, aux heures régulières
 de bureau.                                                                                          6o        Le projet de règlement est disponible pour consultation au Bureau d’arrondissement, situé
                                                                                                     au 529, rue Jarry Est, 3e étage, aux heures ordinaires d’ouverture, soit du lundi au vendredi de 9 h
 PRENEZ EN OUTRE AVIS que ce règlement entre en vigueur conformément à la loi.                       à 17 h.

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