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A Massachusetts woman has filed a federal lawsuit accusing her tenant of using her Martha's Vineyard home to shoot pornographic videos without telling her. The lawsuit filed this week says Leah Bassett had no idea when she rented out her home in 2014 that it would be used to shoot adult films.
Quebec has proposed a plan to tax Netflix, Amazon and other digital platforms without a physical presence in the province, setting a precedent among Canadian jurisdictions. The proposal, released March 27, would set a 9.975 percent sales tax on digital platforms, and could be a model for other provinces ...

Quebec's labour minister says she is troubled by the story of a Haitian asylum seeker who was badly injured at a meat processing plant after he was recruited by a temp agency that assigned him a fake identity. "I was, like many other people, quite shaken," Dominique Viens said at the National Assembly on ...
With Canada's federal government just beginning to focus on making businesses more competitive, provincially owned Investissement Quebec is more than a year into a push to spur investment in robotics and technology. After 18 months -- half the expected time -- it spent almost all of the C$825 million ...
Walmart has announced it will no longer participate in a program that gives on-the-job training to people with intellectual disabilities in Quebec. ... Nineteen people in the Mauricie and Central Quebec regions alone will be affected, said Jacinthe Cloutier, who works with adults with intellectual disabilities at ...
Some of that evidence can now be made public, and includes sections from a search warrant application filed by Quebec provincial police a week after the shooting. Though parts of the application are redacted, it nevertheless offers insight into Bissonnette's state of mind just before, and after, the deadly ...

Bassett says the "highly disturbing discovery" has caused her emotional and psychological distress. The lawsuit was filed against the adult film company, Quebec, Canada-based Mile High Distribution Inc., and several individuals. Jon Blitt, Mile High Media's vice-president of sales, didn't immediately ...
Companies that are Canadian but based outside Quebec will have to do so starting September 1 of next year. Online retailers such as Amazon will be spared. Canada is waging a campaign against tax dodging by big online companies. The federal government said recently it wanted to go after internet ...
Non-Canadian residents generated 1,307 property transactions in Quebec last year, representing 1 per cent of all deals, finance ministry documents show. That's little changed from 2008, when they made up 0.8 per cent of the total. Foreigners mostly purchased high-end properties, averaging $559,000 ...
Included in that $48 million is $13 million budgeted to be spent this year to finance the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik. The agreement was signed by the Quebec government, the Kativik Regional Government and Makivik Corporation in 2013. Among the ...
With an economy growing at the fastest pace in almost 20 years, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is trying to reverse months of declining popularity in the run-up to an Oct. 1 election by offering tax breaks and increased spending on health care, education and families. Quebec residents are among the ...
Canada's second-most populous province said Tuesday it would make the collection of the provincial sales tax mandatory for suppliers of goods and services based outside Quebec to put them on par with local rivals. Quebec expects the measures will enable it to recover $155 million (US$120 million) in ...
MONTREAL — A former university student who killed six men at a mosque in Quebec City early last year pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Wednesday, hastening the conclusion of a case that shocked Canadians and underscored the presence of Islamophobia in multicultural Canada. “I've thought ...
Our coverage will begin once Finance Minister Carlos Leitao presents his budget at the National Assembly in Quebec City, which is expected around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Online: Jonathan Montpetit and Benjamin Shingler will bring you the latest details on the budget and what it means for your pocketbook ...
The Canadian province has questioned Netflix so far avoiding a federal sales tax by agreeing to invest $400 million in local series like 'Alias Grace.' The Quebec provincial government on Tuesday made good on its threat to impose a local sales taxes on foreign suppliers of paid digital services like Netflix ...
Using everything from bake sales to fun runs to reach their $19,500 fundraising goal, 15 Lake Placid High School students — with help from French teacher Cara Atkinson — have been raising money for three years to help pay for an immersive language camp in Quebec City, Canada. They've raised ...
If passed in its current form, Bill 128 would prevent people in Quebec from acquiring three breeds associated with pit bulls — American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers. Montreal — which is in the process of drafting its own animal-control bylaw — sent a brief to ...

This is Dan Bilefsky, writing to you from the passenger seat of a tan Volvo as I travel from Quebec City to Saguenay, an industrial center in the province, on the last leg of my road trip across Quebec. My head is spinning from the last few days in Quebec City, the stunning European-tinged capital of this ...
Patrick Dery of the right-leaning Montreal Economic Institute says in his study it is time for Quebec to end its medical school quotas and hire more doctors. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette says too many medical students are graduating, which prompted him to cut admissions last summer. But Dery, whose ...
The Viens commission — named after its chair, Jacques Viens — was created by the Quebec government in 2016 in response to public pressure after prosecutors decided not to lay charges against six provincial police officers accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women in Val-d'Or, a city about 525 ...
As opposition parties hammer the Quebec government over perennial problems in the health-care system, a new study indicates the province doesn't have enough doctors and should loosen its control over medical school admissions. With Quebec's hot economy and record-low unemployment, the issue ...
Patrick Dery of the right-leaning Montreal Economic Institute says in his study it is time for Quebec to end its medical school quotas and hire more doctors. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette says too many medical students are graduating, which prompted him to cut admissions last summer. But Dery, whose ...
Our correspondent Dan Bilefsky, a native of Montreal, has embarked on a road trip around Quebec to rediscover the province after several decades away. Our Canadian readers have already given Dan an abundance of great ideas for what to do, whom to meet and what music to listen to. He has indulged ...
So as I began my Quebec road trip this week in my hometown, I sought out Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, a charismatic young proponent of Quebec's independence from Canada. My aim was to try and understand how the movement has evolved since the culture wars of the 1980s, when the province was ...
MONTREAL — Identity politics, religion, architecture, chocolate, feminism, Leonard Cohen, post-industrialization and maple syrup. These are just a sampling of the subjects that have come up in suggestions from readers in Canada and beyond for my upcoming road trip in Quebec. I recently moved back to ...


 

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