• WHAT IS OPTIMISM?

    Mme Cora's letter

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


    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 


    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. Still in her 40s, she was a 


    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.”
    ALBERT EINSTEIN

     

    I don’t think our success can be put down to being 


    October 1, 2021

  • Our corporate mission

    Mme Cora's letter

    With the arrival of franchising (in 1994) and all the organizational requirements that came with it, our family welcomed many new talents to the 


    September 24, 2021

  • OPENING MY HEART

    Mme Cora's letter

    Very early this morning, an unintelligible whisper attempted to enter through my bedroom window, as if pushed by the 


    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 today’s 


    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 window. 


    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 false pride and conceit that can 


    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 


    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 


    August 13, 2021

  • The wonderful MIDI-DOLORÈS*

    Mme Cora's letter

    I still rave about this incredibly flavourful sandwich that’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 enrolling in the classics course at Sainte-Foy 


    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 closer to the bigger 


    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 


    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 his brother 53. I am delighted to have them around me and that 


    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 


    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 


    June 23, 2021

  • Grandpa Frédéric, treasured memories from long ago 

    Mme Cora's letter

    When Mom’s eczema affected her mood, the children left. Dad placed the two smallest ones with Aunt Olivette, my 


    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. 


    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 washed the dying at the well-known Jewish 


    June 4, 2021