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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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 132-year history of the Quebec Tavern is to end as plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast were approved on Thursday. Share article from on facebook · Tweet article from · Share article from on Google Plus · post article from on reddit. email article from. Share. Email this article to a friend. To send a link ...
Environmental activists and others in Quebec have started buying B.C. wine in what they call a statement of solidarity with the West Coast after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said her province would stop taking imports from its western neighbour. The campaign, which has rallied around the hashtag ...
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 9:38 AM - Quebec provincial police re-opened Highway 20 Wednesday night following a fatal pileup amid a snowy, blustery day in the province. At least one person, a man in his 70s, is dead following the 50-car pileup involving dozens of vehicles on the westbound lane of Highway 20 near ...
Canada's athletes are getting ready to show the world what they can do at this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Quebecers will be front and centre. Of the 225 athletes who will represent the Great White North, 50 will come from Quebec. Quebec sits third behind Ontario with 68 and ...
The Canadian Constitution requires that the laws and regulations of the federal Parliament, the National Assembly of Quebec and the legislatures of Manitoba and New Brunswick be made, adopted and published in both English and French. Each language version constitutes the law. One version can be ...
Seniors, children and those receiving social assistance could start paying up to $95 for an eye exam if Quebec's 1,400 optometrists follow through on a threat to withdraw from the province's health insurance program (RAMQ) next month. However, Premier Philippe Couillard seemed undaunted by their ...
MONTREAL – A Quebec City university is being criticized for a questionnaire that required job candidates to reveal whether they've been tested for HIV, the date they last menstruated and whether they've been treated for cancer. Story continues below. Universite Laval's vice-rector for human resources ...
That helped push retail sales across Quebec up by 1.2 per cent, month-over-month, the highest growth rate among the five provinces where retail sales rose during the period. Sales in the province reached $10.679 billion in November. Across Canada, retail sales were up 0.2 per cent month-over-month, ...
For very different reasons, the pre-election dynamics shifted in Ontario and Quebec this week, possibly in a way favourable to the ruling Liberals in both provinces. In both places the official opposition has been forced to sort out its leadership at a time when it should be focusing on convincing the electorate ...
Quebec parents with children aged four to 16 will begin receiving cheques for $100 to help defray the cost of school supplies. Montreal Gazette. Published on: January 26, 2018 | Last Updated: January 26, 2018 4:15 PM EST. A child prepares school supplies. REMY GABALDA / AFP/Getty Images. Share Adjust Comment ...
Jan. 29, 2018 marks the first anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting in which six men were killed. CBC has special programming on radio, TV and digital platforms, commemorating the victims of that rampage and taking an in-depth look at the aftermath.
When gunfire erupted in his mosque in Quebec City, Aymen Derbali's instincts took over. The 41-year-old locked eyes with the shooter, inching slowly towards him through the 50 or so people still milling around after evening prayers. His plan was simple: “I thought if he shoots in my direction, he wouldn't ...
Quebec politicians and aerospace industry officials claimed victory Friday after Bombardier won its bid to overturn huge international tariffs imposed by the U.S. on its C Series jets. The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. ruled that the commercial fleet Bombardier planned to sell to ...
29, 2017, the night of the attack on the mosque in the Quebec City suburb of Sainte-Foy. He took a bullet in the chin, in his spinal cord, his feet. One just missed his heart. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is charged with six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder in the shooting. His trial ...
Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday authorized a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen over the “dieselgate” scandal. The lawsuit is different from other class actions related to the emissions-cheating scandal in that this one is in the name all Quebecers, not only people who owned or leased ...
U.S. aviation authorities will take a look at the equipment used by an Alberta skydiver who was killed this week after slamming into a California home during a wingsuit competition. Aime-Jean St. Hilaire-Adam, 27, hailed from Calgary but was originally from western Quebec. He died Monday after striking a ...
The free ride enjoyed by red-light-running Quebec drivers in the City of Ottawa could soon end. The city is receiving help in its quest to ticket owners of Quebec-plated vehicles whose drivers have been caught burning red lights at camera-monitored intersections. The Canadian Council of Motor Transport ...
A young girl wakes up in the Montreal Children's Hospital, fearful and alone. She tries to escape and return home. A toddler, flown to the hospital without his parents from northern Quebec, falls from a bassinet in the emergency room. These are among the harrowing stories cited by three Quebec ...
Olivier Trudeau caught this giant codfish while fishing outside of Saguenay on Jan. 19. (Submitted by Olivier Trudeau). A local fisherman in Baie des Ha! Ha! says he could barely believe his eyes when he reeled in a giant 24 kilogram codfish Friday night. "I was very surprised at the size of the fish," said ...
Residents who were forced out of their homes in Quebec City's Duberger-Les Saules neighbourhood on Jan. 12 were able to go back Saturday and confront the damage. Heavy machinery was called in during the week to try to break the ice jam that had caused the nearby St. Charles River to overflow.
Quebec doctors are still charging patients too much for administrative services, such as filling out forms, says a Montreal watchdog group that has been monitoring billing practices. The Pointe St-Charles Community Clinic set up an online registry last January to ensure clinics follow through on Quebec ...
Quebec's minister responsible for Canadian relations wants to strengthen ties with New Brunswick, saying the two provinces are linked by more than a proposed pipeline. Jean-Marc Fournier also defended the Quebec government's role in the cancellation of the Energy East pipeline on Information Morning ...
Get ready. Another powerful winter storm is expected to descend on Quebec to start the week. Environment Canada says the weather system will affect southwestern, central and eastern Quebec beginning Monday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday. "Snow will intensify Monday afternoon and ...
Friday, January 19, 2018, 5:17 PM - Canada's largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices. Hydro Quebec will not have the long-term capacity to ...
The guide, released Thursday in Montreal, was put together by 34 interest groups, including school boards, advocates as well Quebec's education and justice ministries. It offers a number of recommendations for schools to implement. "It'll make you feel less alone," said Toby Kimmelman, a transgender ...


 

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