C'est la vie
The Fred effect09/28/14
Quebec storyteller Fred Pellerin has made the village of St-Èlie-de-Caxton famous. It's his home town, and the inspiration for his fantastic tales. Hear how the village and its people are benefiting.
Blending French and English lyrics
The post-rap group, Dead Obies, upsets some critics because they blend French and English lyrics. Meet some members of the group and discover their music and philosophy.
Francophones studying in English
Meet some Quebec francophones who chose to study at McGill University in Montreal. Discover why, and what they learnt.
What if Quebec had voted "Yes"
Journalist Chantal Hébert asked the major players in Quebec's 1995 referendum campaign how they had prepared for a Yes victory. Their answers, in her book "The Morning After", might surprise you.
Gilbert Rozon's sense of humour
Gilbert Rozon founded the Just for Laughs festival more than 30 years ago. Discover the source of his sense of humour.
Remembering the sinking of the Empress of Ireland
One hundred years ago the Empress of Ireland sank in the St-Lawrence River near Rimouski, killing more than 1000 people. Hear from the man who rediscovered the wreck years later, and from descendants of the survivors.
Quebec's distinct legal system
The Supreme Court of Canada requires three Quebec judges largely because of Quebec's distinct legal system. C'est la vie demystifies Quebec's Civil Code.
Africans in Northern Quebec
Most immigrants arriving in Quebec move to Montreal. But some African immigrants are settling in Northern Quebec. Find out why.
Evolution of an activist
She's been a community activist for 30 years, fighting for Montreal's most marginalized citizens. Now Manon Massé has finally made it to Quebec's National Assembly.
Ginette Reno, the Habs' lucky charm
Singer Ginette Reno has won many awards, but her latest triumph is perhaps the most unexpected. At 68, she's become the lucky charm of the Montreal Canadiens. Meet her again in this 2004 rebroadcast.
Celebrating Charles Aznavour
The great French-Armenian singer, Charles Aznavour, turns 90 on May 22, 2014. Hear why some Canadians love his music.
Chef Normand Laprise
Normand Laprise has influenced a generation of chefs in Quebec. Now he is in the running for publishing the best cookbook in the world.
In praise of poetry
High school students from across the country are reciting poetry. They're doing it in French, in English and sometimes both. Find out why.
Final Resting Place
Contrary to the past, most Quebecers today choose cremation when they die, and many decide on non-traditional resting places for their ashes. Loreen Pindera brings us the story from the Saguenay region.
The train to truth and reconciliation
Since 1990 a mural in Edmonton's Grandin station has illustrated the area's French history. But it also upset many Metis and First Nations people. Find out why, and how the communities are healing those wounds.
The language of hockey
As we enter playoff season, meet the author of a new book which examines the language of hockey in French. Learn how you can say "puck" or "goon", and get some tips for understanding French play-by-play.
Rowing across the Atlantic
Mylène Paquette rowed across the Atlantic, from Canada to France, in 129 days. She met fair and foul weather, and confronted her worst fear: water.
Behind the scenes with two political scientists
Antonia Maioni and Pierre Martin are well known analysts of Quebec politics. They also happen to be a couple. Meet them and discover their day to day reality.
Making French music in Western Canada
Meet two francophone musicians who live and work in western Canada, far from the hub of French music.
Claude Robinson's long fight
Claude Robinson spent almost two decades of his life fighting infringement of his copyright. But despite the long and bitter battle, he still has faith in humanity.
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