• WHAT IS OPTIMISM?

    Mme Cora's letter

    What is optimism? Am I an optimist? Is it believing that everything is going to be okay despite 


    October 22, 2021

  • Breakfast Club of Canada

    Mme Cora's letter

    Great news! Cora restaurants across Canada are hosting a fundraising event in support of Breakfast Club of Canada. Yes, you read that right! From 


    October 15, 2021

  • Dearest Betty, thank you so much!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Betty lived just across from our first restaurant, in a new, rather swishy-looking residential complex. 


    October 7, 2021

  • An unwavering focus

    Mme Cora's letter

    “It’s not that I’m smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”


    October 1, 2021

  • Our corporate mission

    Mme Cora's letter

    With the arrival of franchising (in 1994) and all the 


    September 24, 2021

  • OPENING MY HEART

    Mme Cora's letter

    Very early this morning, an unintelligible whisper attempted to enter through my bedroom 


    September 17, 2021

  • Conversation on love (cont’d from last Sunday’s letter)

    Mme Cora's letter

    Dear lady, it is I who will sit at your desk this morning to write 


    September 10, 2021

  • Conversation on love, Part 1

    Mme Cora's letter

    The sun has not yet risen and I am like a sleepwalker, half-awake. I hear sharp little tapping, like a steel finger, at the kitchen 


    September 2, 2021

  • Sachertorte

    Mme Cora's letter

    “Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against
    the terrible traps of 


    August 26, 2021

  • The making of a LEADER!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Leaders are motivated by one of the best reasons in the world: to create something that has the potential to become much bigger than 


    August 20, 2021

  • Between the lines my heart lies

    Mme Cora's letter

    As far back as I can remember, I have always written. The trigger that started it all was my fascination with the 26 


    August 13, 2021

  • The wonderful MIDI-DOLORÈS*

    Mme Cora's letter

    I still rave about this incredibly flavourful sandwich that’s so easy to make with regular ingredients that can be found in anyone’s fridge. It’s 


    August 7, 2021

  • Sainte-Foy, a Québec City suburb

    Mme Cora's letter

    “Try to learn English and shorthand typing,” my father told me in 1959, when I insisted on 


    July 30, 2021

  • Leaving Caplan

    Mme Cora's letter

    Our family left Caplan because the English bosses where my father worked thought he would be more successful if he moved 


    July 23, 2021

  • An ode to girls and women of all ages

    Mme Cora's letter

    An ode to girls and women of all ages

     

    When I opened my eyes this morning, I knew right away that I 


    July 16, 2021

  • Father’s Day, June 20

    Mme Cora's letter

    My goodness, how time flies! My baby is 49 years old today. Yes, his sister is 52 and 


    July 9, 2021

  • Scribe and messenger of love

    Mme Cora's letter

    Twice I’ve walked through the Louvre in Paris to admire Mona Lisa and her enigmatic smile 


    July 2, 2021

  • CREATIVITY, the theme of my life!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Here I am, well into my golden years, once again ruminating about this or that. And this morning in particular, I am 


    June 23, 2021

  • Grandpa Frédéric, treasured memories from long ago 

    Mme Cora's letter

    When Mom’s eczema affected her mood, the children left. 


    June 18, 2021

  • A crow gifted me a feather! 

    Mme Cora's letter

    This June is so beautiful that it makes me forget all the current miseries on Earth. Waking up with the sun, 


    June 11, 2021

  • Sorry for this sad story

    Mme Cora's letter

    Peter Papathanassopoulos had assumed the role of pater familias after arriving in Canada in 1959. He 


    June 4, 2021