All Posts in Category "Quebec"


Habs and Homeopathy

10 January 2012 by Ethan Clow

A few weeks ago I talked about a strange hockey-skepticism convergence on Radio Freethinker. That convergence of course is about the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens in particular. Carry Price, the BC born goalie who currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens is a spokesperson for the homeopathic product Oscillococcinum produced by the Boiron company in […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Media, Medicinal Advertising, Quebec, Skepticism6 Comments

Update on Mabus

Update on Mabus

17 August 2011 by Kim Hebert

Typical Mabus threat. As I noted in an update to my previous Mabus post, but will highlight here in case anyone missed that and/or the Twitter chatter, the SPVM (Montreal Police) tweeted this evening that they had made an arrest in the David Mabus case. Later, Canadian media (CTV Montreal, CyberPresse (French), Global Montreal, CTV […]

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David Mabus of Internet Infamy FINALLY Investigated

11 August 2011 by Kim Hebert

tl;dr If you would like to report harassment or threats from Mabus, see contact info for the Montreal Police at the bottom of this post. ______________________________ Taken from a Mabus-related Facebook group (see link below) A man from Montreal, who generally goes by the name David Mabus, has been harassing scientific, atheistic, and skeptical bloggers […]

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Posted in Announcements, Events, Quebec13 Comments

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10:23 Canada 2011 Events Announced

01 February 2011 by Michael Kruse

This coming weekend groups from all over Canada (except the east coast – hop to it!!) will be participating in the international 10:23 Campaign as they attempt a death-defying “overdose” from homeopathic medications. Participants will swallow “overdoses” of scam medications sold by major retailers which contain no active ingredients. The action is the culmination of […]

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Posted in Alberta, Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Events, Ontario, Quebec10 Comments

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Quaecumque Vera

06 December 2010 by Marion Kilgour

On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépin walked into the École Polytechnique in Montréal with a rifle.  He shot one woman in the hallway, walked into a classroom full of engineering students, ordered the men to leave, and killed 6 of the 10 women remaining. He then continued through the school, shooting women, and men if […]

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Posted in Canada, Culture, History, Quebec, Social Sciences2 Comments

“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

07 August 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

"Skepticism Through Manga" at Montreal's annual anime convention, Otakuthon, 9-10pm on Friday, Aug. 13th, presented by Sara E. Mayhew. Cost to enter the convention on Friday is $20. The convention takes place at the Palais des Congrèss de Montreal. Attention all Montreal skeptics! Come check out my panel and then join me afterwards for a skeptic meetup; The plans are to meet after the panel (which ends at 10pm) at the Suite 701 Lounge, not far from the convention...

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