As I am taking a break from work as an employee for tech companies to serve my clients I have the time to reacquaint myself with that’s going on in town vis-à-vis tech and culture.
As a longtime favourite of mine Edmonton transplant Cadence Weapon sings – Hope in Dirt City – with a new politics:
…an ever affable mayor who exfoliates the jovial spirit of Montréal and with a brain surgeon for a provincial premier who just appointed an anglophone – and a JEW! – to head Hydro Quebec.
And now with a young and vital Anthony Housefather running to take over the Mount Royal federal seat, there is new hope in the immigrant, young, and English enclaves of the city.
Well – politics should take a backburner in a progressive tech world – but we do need healing after the bleeding of business to Toronto since the original PQ ascendancy and to Alberta since the Tar Sands boom.
Coderre – Montréal (is poised) to be back. Let a million startups – conferences – ventures boom much like our festival scene. Montréal – ALL Over Again!