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Belles Soeurs hits the jackpot at the Segal Centre

montrealgazette.com — We want it all. Preferably without paying for it. And if we get lucky, chances are happiness may not be delivered with the jackpot. The existential predicament of Germaine Lauzon in Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Souers - now transformed into Belles Soeurs, the Musical - is a universal one.

Bill Murray canonized in latest movie, St. Vincent

montrealgazette.com — 1/2 Directed by: Theodore Melfi Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaden Lieberher, Chris O'Dowd Running time: 102 minutes Bill Murray shot out of a cannon? Could work. Bill Murray canonized? That's a stretch. Then again, Murray can pretty much get away with anything these days, and that includes playing a saint called Vincent.
Oct 24, 2014

Bill Murray gets canonized in St. Vincent. It's a madcap comedy. montrealgazette.com/entertainment/…

Bill on Bill: Brownstein’s top 5 Murray movies

montrealgazette.com — With apologies to the Beatles: "Something in the way he frowns attracts us like no other clown ..." That would be Bill Murray - modern-day court jester, deadpan master, lovable curmudgeon, enfant terrible. Maybe no one's notion of a leading man, but he is our Everyman.

Drawing Conclusions: Aislin on cartooning, chaos and change

montrealgazette.com — Hello and welcome to montrealgazette.com and welcome to this week's edition of Drawing Conclusions. This week we were supposed to talk about change with the Montreal Gazette's Terry Mosher, aka Aislin; the changes our print and online editions have undergone and how they effected the way Terry did his job.
Oct 24, 2014

Aislin on cartooning, chaos and change. This week's Drawing Conclusions at bit.ly/1sgwHU9 #OttawaShooting #montreal #Quebec

Nothing but clear skies for Canadiens - so far

montrealgazette.com — The Canadiens are doing well so, naturally, we have to wonder if there's some disaster waiting around the corner. When the Canadiens went 4-1 after winning their home opener against the Boston Bruins, their play was too wide open.

Ottawa shooting: Couillard says violence is not the answer

montrealgazette.com — QUEBEC Radicalism and violence are not the solution to social unrest in the world, Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday. With National Assembly speaker Jacques Chagnon ordering the main legislature flag to half staff in tribute to the victims of the Ottawa shooting, Couillard called in the media to make a pitch for solidarity and unity.

Suspect’s past would have prevented gun ownership: expert | Montreal Gazette

montrealgazette.com — Solomon Friedman, who was locked in his downtown office for much of the day Wednesday as Ottawa police attempted to secure Parliament Hill and the surrounding buildings, says several layers of safeguards are in place to ensure that a person like Zehaf Bibeau does not have legal access to firearms. The former Quebecer, who shot and killed a reservist guarding the National War Memorial before moving up to Parliament's Centre Block and opening fire, had a criminal record that included convictions for drug possession, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @monique_muise: Expert: Ottawa shooter likely stole rifle or bought on black market. Defunct registry wouldn't have prevented attack. montrealgazette.com/news/national/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @monique_muise: Expert: Ottawa shooter likely stole rifle or bought on black market. Defunct registry wouldn't have prevented attack. montrealgazette.com/news/national/…

Oct 23, 2014

Expert: Ottawa shooter likely stole rifle or bought on black market. Defunct registry wouldn't have prevented attack. montrealgazette.com/news/national/…