“A writer’s notebook is not a diary. Writers react. Writers need a place to record these reactions. That’s what a writer’s notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don’t want to forget. A writer’s notebook gives you a place to live like a writer.” - Ralph Fletcher
“Don’t lecture us on democracy. We’re fighting for Liberal-progressive democratic values, including the right to a decent education, job opportunities and clean and transparent government.
Don’t talk to us of costs to the economy. The baby boomers ruined the world economy thanks to their collective avarice. […]
We’re tired of being offered the ‘choice’ of getting an unpaid internship or working for a call centre. We are tired of being told how well we have it by people who have their heads in the sand.
Worst of all, we despise how the establishment, the media, and government treat us as though we have no stake in the future of the province, of the nation.
Instead of scolding us, why not offer to help? Think about who will replace you when you retire.
Then ask yourself if we are worth investing in.
Taylor Noakes, One Quebec Student