C'est la vie
A comedian with a social conscience03/22/15
Mehdi Bousaïdan came to Quebec from Algeria when he was five years old. Now he's a successful comedian, and stars in a TV show for teens. Hear his story.
The Basement of Forgotten Desires
Elizabeth Robertson made an unexpected discovery while clearing out her basement, revealing a forgotten part of Quebec's cultural history.
Breaking barriers with couscous and comedy
Montreal's Couscous Comedy Show breaks down the barriers between cultures using laughter and good food. Discover the show and meet its founder.
Selling Quebec products to New Yorkers
Hear how a New York grocery chain is selling a variety of Quebec products, that go beyond the traditional maple syrup.
Taming winter: New Quebecers try skating
Some new immigrants to Quebec discover the joys of skating for the very first time, on Montreal's Beaver Lake.
Tag along for the ride on the Sept-Îles to Schefferville train. And get the latest on Mylène Paquette, who rowed solo across the Atlantic.
Au revoir Vietnam, bonjour Quebec (Part 4)
Glenn and Sabrina Hoa are the children of Vietnamese immigrants. They reflect on how that has shaped their outlook on life.
Au revoir Vietnam, bonjour Quebec (Part 3)
Author Kim Thúy reflects on the events that brought her to Canada, and the meaning of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
Au revoir Vietnam, bonjour Quebec (Part 2)
Tri Du arrived in Quebec a refugee, speaking neither French nor English. Now he's a prosperous sushi chef with his own restaurant.
Au revoir Vietnam, Bonjour Quebec (Part 1)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and the end of the Vietnam War. Meet two doctors who fled Vietnam, and remade their lives in Quebec.
Celebrity Chef Normand Laprise
Normand Laprise has influenced a generation of chefs in Quebec. In 2013 his book "Toqué!" won best Canadian cookbook of the year, in French and English.
Celebrating Charles Aznavour
The great French-Armenian singer, Charles Aznavour, turned 90 last year. Hear why some Canadians love his music.
Best Francophone Music of 2014
Singer-songwriter Jim Corcoran and Espace Musique host Rebecca Makonnen pick their top French albums in Canada for 2014.
The Making of a Scandal
The team at Radio-Canada's investigative program, "Enquête", broke many of the stories in Quebec's construction scandal, and paved the way for the Charbonneau Commission. Learn how it all unfolded.
God Save Justin Trudeau
Meet the makers of the documentary "God Save Justin Trudeau", a fascinating look behind the scenes of the 2012 charity boxing match which pitted Trudeau against Senator Patrick Brazeau.
An American in Montreal
Shira Adriance is an American who moved to Montreal two years ago. Now she's selling prints by some of Quebec's best known illustrators to people around the world. Find out how that happened.
Denise Bombardier's Quebec
Denise Bombardier is a Quebec journalist, author and intellectual. Her new book, Dictionnaire amoureux du Québec, is a kind of A to Z of the province.
Radio-Canada's hit talkshow
For more than a decade, Radio-Canada's talkshow, Tout le monde en parle, has been drawing a million viewers a week. Discover its recipe for success.
Mulroney: Respected or reviled?
Ask Quebecers and Canadians elsewhere in the country what they think of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and you'll hear two very different opinions. C'est la vie looks at Mulroney's legacy, viewed from Quebec.
Lisa Leblanc's English EP
Acadian singer-songwriter Lisa Leblanc is the biggest sensation to come out of New Brunswick in years. Now she has an EP out in English.
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