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It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. Wellington is a busy, commercial avenue running through the borough of Verdun. Its face is changing at the same pace as increasingly diverse Montreal. The pattern seems to be traditionally Quebec-owned businesses being taken over by Muslim  entrepreneurs.

With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslim entrepreneurs see opportunities to  have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

Double Pizza is one such example. The new eatery, opened just a few months ago, is  run by a couple of young Iranians and brings a new presence in the otherwise traditionally white-Quebecer businesses.

The food on the menu is varied,  good and portions are generous. Very importantly, the place is clean and well lit, unlike some “traditional” pizza places which are almost always dirty or simply filthy.

Of course, they do not serve pork, only beef and chicken.

The beef is not halal, but the chicken is, as the supplier is Iranian. Also, the pepperoni is halal. This can be an issue for those who are fans of genuine pepperoni. The spicy Italian-American variety of salami (a dry sausage) is usually made from cured pork and beef. Some add poultry, but this must be mentioned on the label.

Should Double Pizza put a sign that says they serve halal and non-halal meat? Surely they should. And this should be regulated by the city.

Citizens have the right to know what they eat.

Do non-halal-eating Montrealers who eat there know that they eat halal chicken and pepperoni?  Probably not.

A few buildings farther, a pastry shop has opened. It is a Muslim owned place where they speak Arabic with their Arabic speaking clientele.

What will happen with this street in winter, when Christmas decorations are hung, if more Muslim businesses open?

Will Christmas  be banned from rue Wellington?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Rita

    You pose an interesting question ‘what will happen during our Christmas season’? Will they be foolish enough to ignore that this country celebrates Christmas ? Every successful business recognizes the importance of respecting the needs of the neighborhood they reap their profit from. I am certain that should they choose NOT to remember that the licenses they obtained to operate their businesses, were issued by Canadian citizens, the result will be loss of profits resulting in the closing of their business. They do not want that, they are in business to produce a profit. This is Canada, in Canada we celebrate Christian principles with Christian holidays. Lets hope that they remember this when the time comes.

  • Thyme Season

    This is just ridiculous! It should be mandatory for all these Muslim operated eating places to mention the halal products they are selling or serving to their clients.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Don’t go to any businesses that you know are owned by immigrants.

    I just came from a small town who shut a bunch of these people down and got them out of town by simply snubbing their store and restaurant.