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#61 Old 09-20-2004, 12:31 PM
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I'm in U2. I don't know many people in the programme though, but there's a small chance I could know him.



And does anyone know where to find Red Star nutritional yeast in Montreal? I don't want to order it, but it seems to be in a lot of recipes I want to try, and it's supposed to B12, too.
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#62 Old 09-20-2004, 08:18 PM
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AnaBanana - I've seen it in a health food store on St-Viateur. 201 St-Viateur West I believe is the exact address. I forgot the name but it's a pretty big store.
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Thanks!
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#64 Old 09-24-2004, 10:24 AM
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Hi there.



Just recently found out I have soy allergies... and I'm a veggie...



Any suggestions on what I can replace tofu / soy burgers with?



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#65 Old 09-25-2004, 04:17 PM
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My friend is MBSU president i bet youve seen her around. lol

DO SHAVE TO SAVE on the 8th of october or at least go donate money!!!!!



Unreg,



many veg burgers are made of seitan try looking for one of those its soy free its a wheat protein
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I don't have any biology courses this term... I dunno if I would know your friend. Biology and Anatomy and Cell Biology are separate departments.
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Are any of you montrealers members of GAN or involed in anyway with them or the concordia group? if so what are they like, im looking to get involved but want to know first, I want to know a bit more then what the site tells you, like how pacivistic(sp) or not they are (ie do they harass/threaten to the point of risking getting sued) and what they are most interested in stopping.



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For all of those who may not have been following the CBC has a TV series called The Greatest Canadian. Over the summer Canadians voted and the CBC has made episodes about the top ten nominees. Among them is David Suzuki.



In the next few days voting will stop (maybe on Wednesday, CBC hasn't been clear) and the person with the most votes will win.



David Suzuki is probably best known to Canadians as the long time host of the program The Nature of Things. His life story is of course much larger than the television program. Suzuki grew up in a Japanese internment camp in British Comumbia. He went on to become a highly regarded genetisist, who wasn't shy to become involved in the civil rights movement in the United States, or to take on big corporations and government for their abuse of the environment. He also thought it was important to disseminate the information he learned in a an academic context to the public, rather than a more traditional root of academic work for purely academic sake.



There are a few great Canadians in the list of the top ten. One of the reasons I will vote for Suzuki is that it sends a message to CBC that there are a lot of Canadians who would like to see more of David Suzuki on the channel. Most of the other candidates on the list are dead and while a number of them are true heros a vote for them would likely bring little tangible change to our world. A vote for Suzuki sends a message to CBC that Canadians think he is important and may help to give Suzuki a little publicity in the media.



Picking a greatest Canadian isn't easy, but if you feel like me and think David Suzuki is deserving, then vote as soon as you can. If not vote for who you think is best.

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Below I've included some information on how to vote and on David Suzuki.



For all the details on voting visit. http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/



If you would like to learn more about Suzuki there are some great video clips at:

http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-74-663/.../david_suzuki/

The videos have all kinds of info on Suzuki, from death threats, his his early life, his love of the environment, his teaching philosophy, his battles against discrimination, a semi nude pose he did for a magazine to show the benefits of healthy living, even a skit he did with the Royal Canadian Air Farce etc....



TIME TO VOTE! (From CBC Site)



There are THREE ways to vote for your Greatest Canadian.



1. On the Web : All you need is a valid email address. You can vote once per episode, per email address.



2. By Toll-Free Telephone : Dial 1-866-303-VOTE (8683) and follow the instructions. The first five votes, per phone number, per episode will be counted (dont forget to vote using your cell phone, too!).



3. By Text Message : Using your text-enabled cell phone, text the first or last name of the nominee to CBC10 (22210). You can text your vote once per episode, per text device.





DAVID SUZUKI (From CBC site)



A world-renowned geneticist, academic and broadcaster, Dr. David Suzuki has spent the past 40 years educating the public about environmental issues, both in the classroom and over the airwaves.





David Suzuki



As the long-running host of CBC's The Nature of Things and the author of more than 30 books, Suzuki has been called a 'gladiatorial geneticist' who mixes education with entertainment to get his ideas across to the public. Never one to step down from a fight, the passionate and often controversial Suzuki has earned a well-deserved reputation as an environmental guru for two generations of Canadians.



David T. Suzuki and his twin sister Marcia were born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1936. His early years were spent living with his family in the back of their dry-cleaning business in Marpole, a primarily white neighbourhood. His father Kaoru "Carr" Suzuki, an avid outdoorsman, helped shape Suzuki's interest in nature early by taking his son on camping and fishing trips.



His life was uprooted in 1942 when the Suzuki family was sent to an internment camp following the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbour. The next three years of Suzuki's life were spent living in an abandoned hotel in a former gold rush town. On top of the indignities he and his family experienced, he also became a target for other Japanese youth for his refusal to disavow his Canadian roots.



After the war, Suzuki and his family were relocated to Ontario where they eventually settled in London. A bright student from a young age, Suzuki enrolled in Amherst College in Massachusetts on a scholarship in 1954. Originally intending to go on to medical school, a third-year genetics class altered his course after he learned of the "detective story" behind genetics research. After graduating from Amherst in 1958, he earned his PhD in Zoology from the University of Chicago before returning to Canada, with his young family in tow. He took on his first teaching jobs, at University of Alberta in 1962, then at the University of British Columbia the subsequent year.



It was around this time that he began appearing as a guest on several TV shows, in part out of curiosity and in part as an effort to drum up public support for what he considered the woefully under-funded sciences. After seeing what effect he was having, he made the move to national broadcasting in 1971 as host of the weekly CBC Television show Suzuki on Science. Four years later he founded CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, which gained a loyal audience thanks to its irreverent attitude and use of news headlines as the basis of its science stories.



In 1979, Suzuki became the host of The Nature of Things, which became one of CBC Television's most popular and respected shows. In the three decades since the award-winning program began, it has featured in-depth documentaries on such topics as the birth of the human mind; the language of animals; the pathology of psychopaths; medical marijuana; the growth of big business farming; and the future of the Arctic. A groundbreaking 1987 episode focused on the emerging AIDS/HIV epidemic, providing many Canadians with their first understanding of the disease.



In 1990, he founded the David Suzuki Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative solutions to help conserve the natural world. Most recently the organization has advocated for Canada to back the implementation of the United Nations Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas reduction.



Suzuki has been awarded numerous recognitions, including a UNESCO prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal and an induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has 15 honorary doctorates from universities in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. In addition, Canada's First Nations people have honoured him with five native names and he has been formally adopted by two tribes.



Now retired from teaching, Suzuki has dedicated himself full-time to educating the public about the importance of the natural world. It's a role that places him alongside the likes of Carl Sagan and Jacques Cousteau, and makes him one of the world's most effective ambassadors of science - and our future.
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Hey hey hoho

someone from québec city?... or not aniway I'm new here... just to say Hi then..!
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I'm moving to Montreal in the fall to go to school , and it's really refreshing to hear about all the great veggie things going on in the universities. Hopefully I'll meet some of you guys!
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I'm moving to Montreal in the fall to go to school , and it's really refreshing to hear about all the great veggie things going on in the universities. Hopefully I'll meet some of you guys!





Which university are you comming to?
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#72 Old 01-30-2005, 06:27 PM
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Well preferably McGill, but if I dont get accepted there it'll be Concordia. McGill didnt let me in last year so I've raised my mark and I'm trying again!
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Hey everybody. Anybody else in Outaouais?
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Hey everybody. Anybody else in Outaouais?



No but I am across the river.
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#75 Old 03-23-2005, 04:22 PM
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Where can I find Vegan soap in Montreal ? Also, in which grocery store can I buy Soy Yoghurt/Soy Ice Cream in Monteal ?

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For vegan soaps, you could go to Lush (they have a store on St-Denis, near Duluth, and one on Ste-Catherine, few blocks west of Peel). They are a bit expensive but nice and clearly marked as vegan. But I think most soaps that aren't animal tested are vegan as well, unless they specifically mention being made with goat milk, honey or stuff like that.



For soy ice cream and yogurt.. well.. it's very easy to find. Soy ice cream is basically available everywhere, even in supermarkets. (IGA, Metro, Provigo and Loblaws started selling it recently) I can think of at least 4 places that sell the stuff here, all within a shorter than 10 minutes walk.



Soy yogurt is available in all health food stores. Rachelle-Bery, Alpha-Sante, Tau, Club Organic, A Votre Sante, etc...
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#77 Old 03-26-2005, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the response. How much does a bar of Vegan Soap Cost ? Most soaps are made from Tallow, this is animal fat. So unless they are clearly marked Vegan, they are NOT Vegan. The store that makes these is probably not Vegan and the profits are going to someone who is not Vegan.



Also, how much does Soy Yoghurt cost and for what Quantity ? I saw a small pack in PA supermarche for like 4 bucks. Normal yoghurt is twice the amount for about 2 Bucks when it is low priced.



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The soap is between $6-$8 for 100g. They have already cut up pieces that average around 10 bucks. I must say I rarely go there. A simple vegetable glycerin soap from The Body Shop costs something like $2.50 and I'm pretty sure those are vegan too!



As for soy yogurt, I don't remember how much they sell it for, I'm not a big fan of the stuff. I'll have a look next time I go to my health food store. Supermarkets are often more expensive for this type of items.
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#79 Old 03-31-2005, 05:56 PM
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Can anyone reccomend any really good veg*n restaurants in MTL. I have one indian restaurant that I love, but it's my bf and my one year anniversary soon so I'd like to go somewhere fancier. We don't get to get out much, and he's away for the next two weeks so it's all up to me. Any ideas would be realy great, along with price range (we are students).
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#80 Old 04-01-2005, 06:09 PM
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For something relatively fancy, the only option I see is Chu Chai, a vegetarian (mostly vegan I'd say) Thai restaurant. It's on St-Denis and Duluth. The adjacent place, Chuch, shares the same kitchen, but it's more informal and they have a take out counter. So.. yeah, for an anniversary dinner, I'd say Chu Chai. Main dishes are priced around $11, appetizers from $3 to $6.
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That sounds great. I'll definitely suggest it when my bf returns from Europe. I'll make sure to tell you my thoughts on it.
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www.so-good.ca

I saw this product at my local Provigo. It looked really good. However, I just developed a cough and this is not a good time to try it. Hopefully, they will carry this from now on regularly.



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There is no Spirite to this Lounge. You soon will find out that the reason you need to ring a doorbell to get in, is the same reason abortion clinics do - for protection but not from meat eaters from past customers. I am a very openminded person, I loved this place at first, I was enchanted from their set-up but unfortunately this is all a facade a not so pleasant illusion. They are not happy vegetarians but money grubbing yuppies who feed you leftovers. There plates are huge but this is another illusion, the actual portions are very small. And the final illusion is the fact they don't have a menu - 'cause they charge whatever they want. For three the bill came up to 70 dollars! We did not have alcohol or anything to drink except one of us had a lemon sprizter. Never in Montreal have a had to pay this much. This restaurant profits off cheap rent and the naivete of others. BOYCOTT SPIRITE LOUNGE! If you want a good honest vegan loving resaurant go to Aux Vivres on St. Laurent, they are authentic have a great menu and serve you with honesty and there plates are yummy and when they say it is 11 dollars it really is.
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Does anybody know where I can buy soya beans here in Montreal? I bought one packet a while ago at Metro, but since then this product has disappeared. In addition, I'm looking for more soya varieties, especially black soya beans.



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I will be coming to Quebec with my brother for my holidays in July.



How much french do I need to know?



My brother doesn't know any French and I only know a bit that I learnt at school. I will attempt to speak French but I will probably need to speak English quite a lot just to get by.

Do a lot of people get offended if you speak English?



Sorry if these are quite stupid questions but I am seriously worried about language problems.
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I will be coming to Quebec with my brother for my holidays in July.



How much french do I need to know?



My brother doesn't know any French and I only know a bit that I learnt at school. I will attempt to speak French but I will probably need to speak English quite a lot just to get by.

Do a lot of people get offended if you speak English?



Sorry if these are quite stupid questions but I am seriously worried about language problems.







It depends where in Quebec you will be. In Montreal, there are a lot of anglophone neighborhoods where you will hardly notice you are in a french city (westmount, the areas surrounding McGill and Concordia universities - both located downtown -, etc..) In other neighborhoods, where I live for instance, you'd have a hard time finding someone who speaks English. The Plateau Mont-Royal is pretty francophone as well.



Outside Montreal.. well that's another story! Except for particularly touristic sites, the rest of the province is almost 100% French.
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Thanks for the advice. We will probably spend most of our time in Montreal, sounds like a great place.

I will still be taking my french phrase book though
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if you go to turistic spots, English neighbourhoods and downtown, you won't have any problems.
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Does anybody know where I can buy soya beans here in Montreal? I bought one packet a while ago at Metro, but since then this product has disappeared. In addition, I'm looking for more soya varieties, especially black soya beans.



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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I just rented a loft/studio in the east end in montreal... 2063 rue Desjardins, I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any vegan health food store options around us. We live in Oakville, Ontario and visit often, but are still quite unsure of our surroundings. Any help would be appreciated.



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