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A memorial was held in Quebec City Saturday night in honour of eight-year-old Michelle Solaye, who died after being struck by a snowplow on Dec. 1. Solaye, who would have been nine years old on Dec. 16, was hit just before noon in the parking lot of an apartment building complex in the city's Beauport ...
Almost every day, Janet McFetridge heads down to the U.S.-Canadian border at Roxham Road, just a few miles from her house in Champlain, N.Y., and doles out hand-knit hats, mittens and scarves to asylum seekers. While the record numbers of people coming through the unofficial border crossing, not ...
An 84-year-old man died in a house fire in Sainte-Luce, near Rimouski, Friday night. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. in the home on Route 132 West. A woman escaped from the burning house in flames, but the man was trapped there. The firefighters finally managed to get the unconscious man out but ...
Indigenous police forces across Quebec want to be recognized as an essential service and receive enough funding from Ottawa to be paid as much as provincial police officers. The demand comes as the deadline looms to finalize a new contract with the federal government under the First Nations Policing ...
children could be forced to sit in booster seats until they are nine years old, according to new guidelines proposed this week by the Quebec government. But safety experts say that may still be too young. The car seat proposal was among 86 changes to the Highway Safety Code that were tabled in the ...

Both the Quebec legal community and the National Assembly expect the next chief justice to be a Quebecer. And with contentious challenges to the province's secularism policies in the legal pipeline, this is not a good time to alienate Quebec from the Supreme Court. If, as most expect, Wagner does get the ...
Quebec's health minister says he is "scandalized" that surgeons and anesthesiologists get bonuses just for arriving at work by 8 o'clock in the morning. But Gaetan Barrette said Friday he can't do anything about the policy because the money comes out of an overall budget and that it is up to doctors to ...
An accomplished Montreal artist who was charged with forging the name of one of Quebec's best known painters onto one of his own paintings was acquitted Thursday after the Crown conceded it was not in the public's interest to pursue the case. While sporting a pair of black shoes with long metal tips on ...
The bill is aimed at reforming Quebec's 25-year-old school taxation system. The purpose of Bill 166 is to make school taxes uniform in the different administrative regions of the province and to introduce a regional school taxation system. If adopted, the school tax rate would be set at the lowest current rate in ...
Still, it's hard to resist the urge to weigh in on the Quebec National Assembly's unanimous adoption of a motion encouraging Montreal businesses to greet customers with a simple, French-only, "bonjour" rather than the slang-hybrid "Bonjour/Hi" that is often heard in that city's stores and restaurants.
The province's new long-gun registry will go into effect Jan. 29, on the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting. The service will be accessible online and users will be be able to register for free. The province started working to create its own long-gun registry after the long-gun registry was ...
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard apparently views it in HD. Somehow he knows that between now and 2024, Quebec's labour market will need to fill 1,372,200 jobs. Not 1,372,000 but exactly 1,372,200. This he told a gathering of discrimination stakeholders Tuesday -- discrimination stakeholders ...
"He was not allowed to manage a Quebec team in national or international competitions." Arsenault left Quebec in 1994, settled in Alberta and got a job coaching gymnastics at a gym in Edmonton. In 2002, he and his wife opened their own gym, Champions Gymnastics, in Edmonton. Arsenault did not ...
Quebec -- Premier Philippe Couillard has admitted his government underestimated the negative impact the Bonjour-Hi debate would have on the English-speaking community. And switching to English in a debate in the legislature, Couillard tried to patch things up by saying, in public, that English is not a ...
There is a saying that ridicule kills, and Quebec has sadly become the undoubted champion of the deadly sport of ridicule. How our venerable parliament, the National Assembly, could spend hours upon hours wrestling with the immense crisis constituted by two letters -- H and I -- defies the imagination.
Its target: a Quebec cryptocurrency company that was promising investors returns of 1,354 per cent in 29 days or less. In court filings, the SEC alleged PlexCorps raised $15 million since August through an initial coin offering (ICO) that potentially fleeced "tens of thousands of investors." It claims PlexCorps's ...

The Quebec music community paid tribute to French rocker Johnny Hallyday on Wednesday as an influential figure whose legendary status will live on. Hallyday, who was often referred to as the "French Elvis,'' died of lung cancer on Tuesday at 74. Celine Dion, who collaborated with the successful French ...
The number of police-reported hate crimes or hateful incidents targeting Muslim people or institutions doubled in the last year, according to Quebec City police Chief Robert Pigeon. Looking back on the first year of his tenure, Pigeon told reporters Tuesday so far this year, there has been a total of 71 hateful ...
The Quebec government released details Monday on how it plans to spend $36.4 million over five years to help the province's struggling print media. Print news media will have until Jan. 15 to present the government with plans on how they will transition to digital platforms, Quebec culture Minister Marie ...
But while pickup trucks may have sideswiped SUVs nationally when it comes to being pinched, holding eight of the 10 spots on the list for Canada, Quebec numbers suggest sports utility vehicles haven't lost their charm when it comes to being chopped down and/or shipped out of the country. In Quebec ...
Quebec now has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, tied with Manitoba. And yet employers are concerned. Take, for example, Benny & Co., an expanding rotisserie chicken chain in Montreal. It hopes to hire 350 workers over the next year. But Nicolas Filiatrault, the company's chief financial officer, ...
The number of people leaving Quebec for other provinces rose between 2011 and 2016, when compared with the previous five-year period, according to an analysis of Statistics Canada census data conducted by the Association for Canadian Studies. "On average, we're losing about 7,000 people per year ...
The 27-year-old is among thousands of young Quebec residents who opt to leave for elsewhere in Canada every year. In fact, the province lost more than 7,000 people a year to interprovincial migration between 2011 and 2016, for a total of 36,955 residents, according to Statistics Canada data compiled by ...
The story of Quebec's geodesic domes starts with Fuller, who moved to the province briefly in 1913, after his first of two expulsions from Harvard. There, he worked with a distant cousin who had a contract to build a new mill, and he discovered a passion for the mechanical process and the research behind it ...
MONTREAL -- A customer at a pet shop in Napierville, Quebec, once threatened to complain to the province's French-language watchdog agency because a parrot called Peek-a-Boo refused to speak French. In an episode known as "Pastagate," the agency -- which staunchly defends the French ...
MONTREAL--The father of a Quebec teen who committed suicide last week after years of alleged incessant bullying wants stricter measures ...
Frozen raspberries imported from China were the source of 615 confirmed cases of norovirus in Quebec between March and July of this year, ...
Quebec has a history of robust and generous family benefit programs, including subsidized day care. Despite all this, Quebec's birth rate is still ...
Families and survivors from several Indigenous communities across Quebec have travelled to the small Innu community of Uashat mak ...
Quebec chief coroner Catherine Ruel-Tessier will oversee the committee examining deaths related to conjugal violence. Dave Sidaway ...
Families in Quebec had been pressing for hearings in the province's largest city, which is more easily accessible to many remote communities ...
The national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls has made its way to Quebec. The hearings took place Monday in ...
Philippe Couillard is hoping to install a high-speed transit link running between Montreal and Quebec City, said the Quebec premiere during ...
On Saturday, for the second time in three months, far-right groups mustered several hundred people together to march through the streets of ...
Adidas's apology for the comments of a Montreal store manager does not go far enough for Marie Montpetit, Quebec minister for culture and ...
The two candidates for the leadership of the New Democratic party of Quebec faced off in a debate on Saturday afternoon that was so friendly, ...
Legislation, regulations and policies that the Quebec government plans to adopt will be assessed for their impact on the English-speaking ...
Supporters of Quebec's far-right outnumbered counter-protesters at a demonstration Saturday in Quebec City, where police detained more than ...
Quebec finance Minister Carlos Leitao outlines details as he presents a financial update, at a news conference, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 ...
After shrinking slightly in 2016, Export Development Canada is forecasting that exports from Quebec will grow seven per cent this year and in ...
Quebec City is bracing for a clash this weekend as far-right and Anti-Fascist groups go head to head over their views on secularism and racism.
Members of right-wing group La Meute demonstrate in silence in front of the legislature, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 in Quebec City. Jacques ...
Environment Canada has issued a weather warning across Southern Quebec, as an extended period of freezing rain is expected to start this ...
Spain issued a European arrest warrant for numerous Catalan leaders, seeking their extradition from Belgium to face charges of sedition and ...
The next Quebec election is set for 2018. Here, in 2014, voters queue at Concordia University in Montreal. (John Mahoney / THE GAZETTE) ...
Few Quebec police officers are trained to determine whether drivers are under the influence of marijuana, a federation of cop unions says.
5 in Quebec City. In attendance will be provincial, regional and municipal representatives, as well as community and social groups and people ...
Ontario and Quebec may share a border, but when it comes to their individual plans to handle the upcoming legalization of marijuana, the two ...
MONTREAL--A Quebec Superior Court justice promised on Friday to deliver a ruling as soon as possible regarding a request for a temporary ...


 

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