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  1. Big catch indeed to cap off a fantastic 2020...

    Big catch indeed to cap off a fantastic 2020 recruiting class! Now let's hope these rookies will get a chance to show what they can do on a football field this Fall.

    Isn't Kramdi in his fourth or...
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    In front of the massive reduction in the number...

    In front of the massive reduction in the number of new cases, active cases and deaths in the province over the last few weeks, the Québec government has just re-authorized almost everything except...
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    Sorry, I made a little mistake: step 5 that has...

    Sorry, I made a little mistake: step 5 that has just been authorized is rather intra-team competition with contact. Step 6 is inter-team competition with contact (meaning full-pad practice with...
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    Football Québec brought a few precisions about...

    Football Québec brought a few precisions about this latest announcement after talks with the Québec government: football is not considered a combat sports so it's allowed from June 22 to jump to step...
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    Starting to look real good for a football season...

    Starting to look real good for a football season this Fall in Québec! To me, as long as there is a season, live attendance is a bonus but it's still good news the Québec governement is working on it.
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    Next step has been taken: the Québec government...

    Next step has been taken: the Québec government just announced that indoor sports installations, like pools, gyms and arenas, will re-open next week. Also, non-contact collective outdoor sports will...
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    Like I said, there are 10 potential cases in...

    Like I said, there are 10 potential cases in Québec right now, so maybe we'll end with a couple of real cases. It's sad for these kids but we cannot prevent thousands of other kids from resuming a...
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    You're absolutely right. I was just mocking...

    You're absolutely right. I was just mocking Fenris' opinion that we should prevent hundreds of thousands of kids and teens to play sports because a handufl might perhaps develop neurological problems...
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    Well, tell that to Mr. White. He spoke...

    Well, tell that to Mr. White. He spoke specifically about a vaccine, which may take years to become available widely (if ever), and never mentioned an efficient treatment. His words, not mine.

    Ah...
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    Meanwhile, the Québec government has just...

    Meanwhile, the Québec government has just increased gatherings from 10 to 50 persons, whether indoor or outdoor, and reduced social distancing for places with low traffic (like classrooms) from 2 m...
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    There, if you push it to the extreme, that's when...

    There, if you push it to the extreme, that's when you understand how ridiculous this comment was.
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    That would be pure madness. I fear this guy...

    That would be pure madness. I fear this guy doesn't know what he doesn't know.

    Like I said previously, maybe a vaccine will be found by new year, (or not) but I can tell you first hand that it...
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    Of course there's anger, it's a year wasted for...

    Of course there's anger, it's a year wasted for these coaches. Imagine the players.
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    They must be crazy!!! :rolleyes:

    They must be crazy!!! :rolleyes:
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    If their decision was purely based on the risk vs...

    If their decision was purely based on the risk vs reward analysis you mentioned earlier, yes. But I do believe the reward aspect was largely ignored and only the risks were considered.

    Again, how...
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    That's very likely. The Québec government has...

    That's very likely. The Québec government has just announced that individual and then collective outdoor sports could resume right now in June. Had the RSEQ announced a few days later that they were...
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    What the other conferences decided prematurely is...

    What the other conferences decided prematurely is their own business. Now the RSEQ has to decide what's best for their student-athletes and university members. The decision taken by the other...
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    That's quite possible. I've heard the July 15...

    That's quite possible. I've heard the July 15 deadline to rule on the Fall season. That would be wise from the RSEQ because we would have a better view of where the trend is going in terms of new...
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    You gotta be careful with those numbers because,...

    You gotta be careful with those numbers because, as far as I know, Québec is the only province in Canada where COVID-19 death are counted whenever the person was tested positive, no matter what the...
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    If they didn't play last year (otherwise they...

    If they didn't play last year (otherwise they would have to sit down this year) and the RSEQ decided to go ahead with the 2020 season, I'm sure several would consider it seriously. You can already...
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    For those who read French, see that article that...

    For those who read French, see that article that appeared in Le Soleil (QC newspaper) today about Québec student-athletes playing football in a university outside Québec. For them, the cancellation...
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    I know, I was born in Gatineau. But...

    I know, I was born in Gatineau. But interprovincial travel was one of the reasons mentioned by Canwest and the AUS to explain why they cancelled their seasons.
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    If Bishop's refuses or if Ottawa AND Carleton...

    If Bishop's refuses or if Ottawa AND Carleton want to follow suit, why not. But Bishop's and Ottawa are less attractive because the RSEQ would then return to an odd number of teams. There's also the...
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    I guess so. All the feedback I get is that...

    I guess so.

    All the feedback I get is that players are eager to resume playing football no matter how and even for just a conference championship. At the first Laval practice had yesterday,...
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    I doubt it. The RSEQ seems intent on having some...

    I doubt it. The RSEQ seems intent on having some sort of 2020 football season. For once, the focus of their analysis seems to be the student-athlete experience, for whom the loss of his or her...
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    No, they never planned to re-open the schools in...

    No, they never planned to re-open the schools in Montréal. When they re-opened the schools outside of Montréal, the government said they were still pondering on the Montréal situation. Finally, they...
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    Very good news. I believe it's the lowest number...

    Very good news. I believe it's the lowest number of new cases since the end of March.
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    They did not backtrack at all. All the elementary...

    They did not backtrack at all. All the elementary schools in the province, save in the Montréal area, are open since 5 weeks ago and everything is going just fine. So what they "tried" so far with...
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    Here's the official update for the RSEQ...

    Here's the official update for the RSEQ. Thankfully, they're not talking about cancelling the season at this point. They have a prudent wait and see attitude. Its president says the three other...
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    Hopefully, the RSEQ makes the brave and...

    Hopefully, the RSEQ makes the brave and scientifically right decision to maintain its regular season and local playoffs. I don't care if kids play in empty stadiums but let them play the sport they...
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    Not at all, completely disagree. Collective...

    Not at all, completely disagree. Collective outdoor sports have resumed in Québec (practices only for now but games should start by the end of June). If it's OK for summer sports like baseball and...
  32. Thread: COVID in 3's

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    I'm glad I did! The Old Québec is a UNESCO...

    I'm glad I did!

    The Old Québec is a UNESCO classified site. Larger, older and better preserved than the Old Montréal.

    Yeah, the Montmorency Falls are a mere 10-minute drive from downtown....
  33. Thread: COVID in 3's

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    You should come to Québec City instead: the...

    You should come to Québec City instead: the poutine is just as good if not better and we have 16 times less coronavirus cases than Montréal! One could also argue the city is more beautiful and the...
  34. Thread: COVID in 3's

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    Coffee negative, wine positive!! :p

    Coffee negative, wine positive!! :p
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    After individual outdoor sports a couple of weeks...

    After individual outdoor sports a couple of weeks ago, the Québec government has just allowed team outdoor sports to resume, starting with practices only, next Monday. If everything goes well, and I...
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    Glad all these people, including you, have all of...

    Glad all these people, including you, have all of sudden become expert virologists. Even the expert virologists don't agree with themselves! Some say a vaccine will be available by the end of the...
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    How do you know that for sure? A vaccine has...

    How do you know that for sure? A vaccine has never been found for AIDS after 40 years of research. Also developing a vaccine is one thing but producing and administering is at large scale is quite...
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    Yes, diabetes, lung and heart diseases and...

    Yes, diabetes, lung and heart diseases and immunosuppressing diseases (like AIDS). If you don't have any of that and you're under 70, you have almost no risks of having complications with COVID-19....
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    In face of the massive dropout announced with...

    In face of the massive dropout announced with online classes only, the Québec governement will force cégeps and universities to have at least 33% of their classes "in person". I believe it's a very...
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    That's close to 85% of all deaths in Québec in...

    That's close to 85% of all deaths in Québec in long-term care centres and nursing homes!! In Québec, 92% of the deaths are people over 70. Out of the 4300 casualties, there are zero for people under...
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    I see a lot of exaggeration into that sentence....

    I see a lot of exaggeration into that sentence. It's not all health care services that were neglected, far from it. It's essentially, if not solely, the health care services provided to our seniors,...
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    The whole picture is not so complicated: protect...

    The whole picture is not so complicated: protect those who are vulnerable (mostly seniors over 70) but leave alone those who are not and let them resume their lives which has been paused for too long...
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    This. There is already an economic disaster, the...

    This. There is already an economic disaster, the worst recession since the great depression of the 1930's. The federal government has hit thee 260-billion-dollar deficit mark. That's...
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    Problem is, the later we open up, the more deaths...

    Problem is, the later we open up, the more deaths we'll see too, just not of COVID-19, because it will finish destroying our economy. Did you know that every time the unemployment rises by 1%, the...
  45. Yes, it is. That's my guess.

    Yes, it is.

    That's my guess.
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    Not exactly. Outdoor collective sports are not...

    Not exactly. Outdoor collective sports are not allowed for the moment but are to be part of a phase 2 later. I've heard late June or early July. They will likely start with practices only, then games...
  47. Not sure at all Joncas would return to Ontario...

    Not sure at all Joncas would return to Ontario for a coordinator position. He tried it once and and returned to Lennoxville after a few years only.
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    Thanks for the explanation. Outaouais is a region...

    Thanks for the explanation. Outaouais is a region that everybody knows of in Québec. L'Ouest du Québec ou Québec de l'Ouest (equivalent of West or Western Québec) is rarely used in French so most...
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    What the hell is West Québec? That's not a...

    What the hell is West Québec? That's not a region. If that includes the Montréal area, the schools have not re-opened yet so of course the percentage is low! In Québec City, where schools have...
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    Essentially, Laval is following suit with other...

    Essentially, Laval is following suit with other Québec universities to offer mostly online courses next Fall.
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