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Feb 29th, 2008
Trudeau formally announces he'll run again in next year's election
Trudeau formally announces he'll run again in next year's election Canadian Press Published: August 19, 2018 Updated: August 19, 2018 7:17 PM EDT Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is applauded by his wife, Sophie Gregoire, and supporters during his...
Former NHLer Enrico Ciccone to run for Quebec Liberals
Former NHLer Enrico Ciccone to run for Quebec Liberals Canadian Press Published: August 16, 2018 Updated: August 16, 2018 2:18 PM EDT MONTREAL The Quebec Liberals are beefing up their ranks by adding a hulking former NHL defenceman to run in the...
May 20th, 2018 by Yo0
I thought June was Pride Month?
Leo Varadkar, Ireland's taoiseach, or prime minister, will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Montreal's Pride parade during a three-day visit that gets underway Saturday. The two leaders met in Ireland in July, shortly after Varadkar took office as...
Too funny: Quebec town gets Guinness World Record nod
Too funny: Quebec town gets Guinness World Record nod THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 02:43 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 02:48 PM EDT MONTREAL A small community in Quebec has entered the Guinness...
No raise for you
I bet they want low wage TFW's....... Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren't offering to pay more Offering workers higher pay in order to address a labour shortage is a strategy that appears to have largely escaped the...
Quebec set to pass law banning face coverings
for anyone receiving public service even a bus ride Muslim women in Quebec who wear a burka or niqab could soon be required to uncover their faces to ride a city bus under a proposed provincial law. The Couillard government's Bill 62 on...
Oct 14th, 2017 by tay
Uber backs down on threat to leave Quebec
Uber says it's backing down on its threat to cease operations in Quebec starting Saturday, citing a willingness to engage in "constructive dialogue" with the new transport minister. The ride-hailing company wants the government to ease up on proposed...
Sep 16th, 2017 by tay
Maybe he will just walk away from the charges
2 arrested, including Canadian Olympic race walker, after torching of car belonging to head of Quebec City mosque Two men have been arrested in connection with last month's torching of a car belonging to the head of a Quebec City mosque. A 33-year-old...
Mayor refuses to remove swastikas from park
Canadian village has refused to remove swastikas from a local park after an activist tried to paint over the controversial symbols. The Nazi emblems are on an anchor that is on display in Pointe-des-Cascades, about 50 miles west of Montreal in Quebec....
The Canada of 2017 is as Francophobic as ever
July 1st, in Ottawa, the celebrations turned into a spirit of mea culpa. In a gesture of suspicious benevolence, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: We must recognize the errors of the past, accept our responsibilities, and strive so that every...
Far-right group wants compensation
apology for alleged discrimination based on political views A far-right group that believes radical Islamists are endangering Quebec culture says it has filed a human rights complaint against the city of Rimouski over what it contends is discrimination...
BLM takes over stage at the Montreal jazz festival
large crowd dressed in black gathered Sunday afternoon on the apartment building steps of Pierre Coriolan, a 58-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Montreal police this week. Following the vigil, the crowd of hundreds marched along Ste-Catherine...
Jun 29th, 2017 by tay
Let's Talk Quebec / Discutons Ensemble
We are a group of Concordia University students studying Power and Conflict Resolution that would like to facilitate a respectful dialogue between the English, French and Aboriginals of Quebec. Please help us out by filling out our anonymous survey below...
Feb 8th, 2017 by tay
Quebec funeral directors trying to curtail 'funeral selfies'
Funeral directors in Quebec are discussing how to educate people that taking selfies over a corpse and posting it to social media may be considered disrespectful in some families. The president of the corporation of funeral directors of Quebec, Denis...
Jan 18th, 2017 by Machjo
Trudeau speaks only French, despite English questions
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered questions ranging from local concerns about public transit to tabling new federal pot legislation at Tuesday night's town hall in Sherbrooke, Que., and he answered them all in French because, he said, "we're in...
Dec 15th, 2016 by tay
A Merrier Xmas in Montreal
A Canadian chain of recreational marijuana dispensaries is set to open eight illegal shops Thursday on the island of Montreal. Cannabis Culture, which is co-owned by activists Jodie and Marc Emery, already has stores in British Columbia and Ontario. ...
Nov 28th, 2016 by petros
Montreal Shut Down Far-Right Concert
The performance on Saturday night by the far-right metal group Graveland at the Plaza Theater was canceled about an hour before the performance was to have begun. The organizers of the festival reported taking this decision "for security reasons". They...
Apologies after ad for Montreal's 375th features only honkies
The man in charge of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations is apologizing that a commercial for the festivities depicts only white people. Gilbert Rozon said criticism of the 45-second spot is "100 per cent fair," and it will be redone over the...