Editorial

    • May 14, 2014

      Alcohol and cancer: abstinence or moderation?

      Organizations that deal with cancer often issue guidelines that are different from those developed for the general population. For example, they advise women to have no more than one drink a day, rather than two, and they recommend that men have no more than two…

    • September 5, 2012

      In Quebec city and across Quebec, let’s raise a glass to Bordeaux!

      September 2012: Quebec City and Bordeaux, France, have been twin cities for 50 years, and to mark this half-century of connection and exchange, Bordeaux is celebrating wine in the Quebec capital with a special edition of Bordeaux fête le vin. To some, it will be…

    • June 26, 2012

      Summertime is fun time, but don’t play around with alcohol.

      Summer is just about here. Sidewalk terraces, backyard decks and lawns, swimming pools, lakes and boats are where it’s all happening. People are gathering outdoors and everyone’s drinking rosé, beer, cider and coolers. Summertime, and the living is definitely easy… But summer is also when…

    • March 14, 2012

      Being a good host can mean being a little less generous

      Quebecers are generous hosts. Our reputation as people who know how to entertain is well established, here and beyond our borders. Usually, people gather around the table, with alcohol generally served to accompany a fine meal. How much alcohol? “Who’s counting!” is often the answer….

    • February 9, 2012

      Making sure the message is understood.

      On January 9, Éduc’alcool launched a campaign promoting low-risk drinking guidelines – our latest effort to combat excessive drinking. We have received a lot of feedback, and the impact of the campaign has been measured with scientific rigour. The vast majority of Quebecers liked the…

    • December 13, 2011

      Moderation in 4 numbers: 2-3-4-0

      Quebecers know the Éduc’alcool slogan « Moderation is always in good taste » and many practice it. Unfortunately, with the increase in consumption in the last ten years, it becomes important to “number” the moderation. Yes, alcohol is sexist: women who want to avoid problems…

    • December 12, 2011

      Driving while impaired: Yes to random breath testing

      Not easy to take a position on random breath testing to combat driving while impaired. On the other hand, indeed, one cannot be insensitive to the fundamental rights and freedoms and it is fortunate that in our country, we have safeguards against arbitrariness. On the…