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The election of Doug Ford as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative (PC) party over the weekend appears to have taken many government, media and intellectual elites by surprise. It shouldn't have. The businessman and former Toronto city councillor who is probably best known as the brother of the ...

WATCH: The Quebec government is stepping up its prevention efforts in order to reduce the number of teen runaways and underage prostitutes. But as Gloria Henriquez reports, some are worried the money won't end up where it's needed most.
The decision from Quebec to move on the issue comes one day after Educ'alcool, a non-profit group that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol, criticized Quebec and the federal government for passing the buck on which level of bureaucracy should act to limit the access young people have to ...
Current agreements with the government guarantee that raises for specialists continue until 2023. Some critics suggest that conflicts of interest among politicians cloud the debate. Philippe Couillard, Quebec's premier, is a neurosurgeon. Earlier in his career, as health minister, he negotiated some of the ...
The Quebec government is investing $11 million into services and housing for the homeless. The announcement was made on Tuesday morning by Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois. The money will be drawn from two existing programs and will fund 225 affordable housing units across the province, ...

Despite being touted as the next potential haven for Bitcoin mining, following the crackdown in China, Quebec is starting to seem like a less likely option after its government expressed unwillingness to provide cheap electricity to miners. As per a report by Bloomberg, the Quebec government - which owns ...
"In the negotiations, the federal government had insisted that we take over taxation power and that we must use it and therefore reduce their financial burden. There was a standoff there," said Namagoose, adding it was part of the reason why the negotiations for this agreement and the legislation took 10 ...
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is welcoming the delay for the legalization of recreational marijuana after the timeline was pushed back at the federal level earlier this week. "It gives us more time to prepare," he said. While the federal government had set July 1, 2018, as the target date for legalization, ...
Quebec's anglophones have a lot of problems with the government and on Friday, they let the minister responsible for them hear about it. Over several months, the provincial government held online consultations, the results of which showed the province's English-speaking minority feels neglected and hurt.
"Not seen as legitimate by the government of Quebec," the document obtained by the Montreal Gazette says off the top, relating one commonly expressed view. "Not visible, below the surface," reads another conclusion. "In policy terms, English speakers feel like the proverbial square peg in a round hole," ...
The Quebec government had been withholding some of the money the province's 10,000 specialists are still owed under the terms of that 2007 deal. Last week, it reached an agreement to pay out an undisclosed amount by March 31. Sources have told Radio-Canada that close to $500 million will be ...
The Quebec government is gradually extending the powers of nurse practitioners. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette has adopted two regulations that allow nurse practitioners to diagnose and treat asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure . Doctors will not have to confirm the diagnosis in advance, but ...
First Nations leaders are welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge to revamp the federal government's relationship with indigenous peoples, but some Quebec chiefs fear their province's obstructionist approach to self-determination could hinder the process. Self-governance requires access to ...
Six licensed medical cannabis companies have signed on with the province of Quebec, Canada to provide 60,000 kilograms (132,277 pounds) of cannabis for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market, the Globe and Mail reports. The provincial government expects to open 15 stores throughout Quebec ...
OTTAWA -- First Nations leaders are welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge to revamp the federal government's relationship with indigenous peoples, but some Quebec chiefs fear their province's obstructionist approach to self-determination could hinder the process. Self-governance requires ...
MONTREAL - New rules governing surveillance cameras in long-term care facilities in Quebec strike a balance between respecting residents' rights and protecting the reputation of staff members, the Quebec government said Tuesday. A patients' rights group, however, says the framework that comes into ...

Its CEO and co-founder, Sebastien St-Louis, said the news is a "significant breakthrough," He said the company will still produce medical marijuana products. The news comes the same week as Ottawa-based Shopify announced a deal with the Ontario government to manage online cannabis sales and run ...
Quebec nurses have recently come forward, sounding the alarm about forced overtime and exhaustion among the ranks. Paul Brunet, a patients' rights advocate with the Conseil pour la protection des malades told Global News Morning he's not surprised. He's laying the blame on the provincial government ...
Boucher said he's been in contact with both the Kativik Regional government and Makivik about creating a local office to oversee the registry. But Quebec has not considered offering an exemption to the region, he noted. "There are many gun-related incidents in the region," Boucher said, "and the police ...
There isn't a flow chart in the world that could help make decipherable the recent controversies surrounding Quebec's anti-corruption unit, UPAC. The water-cooler version runs ... UPAC is not just another branch of the Quebec government; it's not just another law enforcement operation. It is focused on a ...
Lino Zambito, who pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in 2015, is also calling for Quebec's public security minister to launch an independent investigation into the unit before the Quebec government adopts a bill to give it increased powers. At a news conference, Zambito denied being one of the people ...
Viens has already proposed a moratorium on imprisonment for non-payment of fines and better support systems for Indigenous youth in Val-d'Or who are dealing with the justice system. Last week, the Quebec government announced it extended by 10 months the commission's deadline to submit a final ...
Quebec government buildings are about to look a lot less drab. The province plans to modernize its existing locales to remove the bland brown carpets and grey cubicle walls in offices, in hopes of promoting productivity and attracting more workers, Radio-Canada has learned. "If employees are more ...
The Quebec government does not want anyone to grow marijuana plants at home, and it sent a clear message to the federal government Thursday that it is ready to fight to impose that ban. Federal Bill C-45 ... Both Quebec and Manitoba, however, have taken a zero-tolerance position on homegrown weed.
The most recent data suggests that Quebec had reduced its climate-warming emissions by just 10 per cent from 1990 levels by 2015, with an average reduction of 0.5 per cent each year. Mousseau and his fellow scientists say the provincial government's plan lacks coherence, and progress on combatting ...
"For the past 15 years, we have repeatedly asked for fair compensation, and the government has been turning a deaf ear," said Dr. Steven Carrier, president of Quebec's optometrists association, in statement. "Our patience has run thin." In an interview with CBC News last month, Carrier said optometrists ...
Quebec -- The Couillard government says it's ready to go to court to defend its constitutional right to ban people from growing marijuana in their homes. At a hastily called news conference Thursday, Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec's minister of federal-provincial relations, called on Ottawa to respect ...
The Quebec government is promising $150,000 in funding to keep a bus link in Northern Quebec on the road, between several Cree communities and the hub of Val d'Or. The provincial deputies for Abitibi-Est and Ungava, Guy Bourgeois and Jean Boucher, made the announcement Monday on behalf of ...
More doctors are demanding Quebec's government change a policy regarding air ambulances. For decades parents and relatives have been denied permission to accompany children undergoing a medical evacuation from remote areas to emergency medical care in a city. The province's position has ...
... systematically denies parents the right to accompany their children during urgent medical air evacuations, the Canadian and Quebec paediatric societies said Tuesday. The call by the child-advocacy groups follows a similar demand by three physicians who wrote to the Quebec government in December, ...
A Quebec City court will begin hearing stories Monday about the state of security in courthouses across the province. The hearing is happening less than a week after a special constable at the Maniwaki, Que., courthouse shot an 18-year-old defendant during a confrontation caught on cellphone video.
As a money-saving measure, the Quebec government has replaced special constables with security guards from private agencies who lack the training of the constables and do not intervene when there are security breaches. In response to the Superior Court action, Quebec's public security department ...
Shanghai -- The Quebec Liberals are planning to cut taxes for small- and medium-sized businesses in the next provincial budget, the premier said Thursday. Philippe Couillard told reporters accompanying him on a trade mission to China that those businesses find themselves under increased pressure ...
The Quebec government is handing out more money to keep working at unclogging emergency rooms. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette announced a $23.25 million boost Friday, designed to create 350 spaces in seniors' homes, long-term care and other care facilities, so that patients who are in acute care ...
Estimates of recreational cannabis users in Quebec after legalization range from 1 million by the PBO to over 3 million in 2019 based on polling data. That isn't going to translate into a windfall for the Quebec government's coffers, however, mostly due to high upfront costs associated with building out a ...
Also last year, nationalist parties and commentators forced Quebec's Liberal government to abandon a public consultation on systemic racism. They said there was no such thing as effective discrimination against minorities in Quebec, despite evidence to the contrary. And they implied that the real victims ...
The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations will resume later this month in Montreal, but Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government is also preparing for the worst-case scenario -- a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from the three-way, continental trade pact. Quebec smelters ...
In Quebec, the province pays 85 per cent of the cost of the daycare system and parents of preschoolers -- with some exceptions -- are charged a flat rate of $7.75 per child per day. That's the lowest rate in Canada but costs the Quebec government $2.5 billion per year.. In Prince Edward Island, the ...
The lowest rate was in Saskatchewan, where government collected the equivalent of 27.9 per cent of the province's GDP. Quebec has had the highest tax burden in Canada since 1982. If Quebec were a country, its tax burden would be higher than the 34.3 per cent average in the Organisation for Economic ...
The Quebec government says it will give Municipalities the power to toughen up restrictions on smoking marijuana in public, and some cities and towns say they will do just that. The province's proposed cannabis legislation, Bill 157, will allow people to consume marijuana in nearly every place where ...
But it's not only the cold weather that's a draw for Quebec. The government's aggressive effort, during the post World War II era, to build dams in its northern regions has proven enticing enough to pull mining operators away from existing bases that already have weather on their side. Because of that work, ...
Quebec's Liberal government said it is open to the council's proposal, but hasn't made any firm commitment. In a year-end interview, Premier Philippe Couillard told CBC's Debra Arbec he plans to table a motion to express solidarity with the Muslim community when the National Assembly resumes in ...
The number of speeding tickets issued by photo radar has dropped drastically over the past year. Speeding drivers have received 10 times fewer tickets than in previous years. Since 2009, the Quebec government has given out about 126,000 photo radar fines on average per year, each at a cost of $500.
The Quebec government is paying $233 million to settle lawsuits over extra costs related to the construction of two large Montreal hospitals, including one that is at the centre of bribery allegations involving a former chief executive of SNC-Lavalin. The province will pay $125 million to the Centre Hospitalier ...
Montreal-based Ecofuel accelerator -- run by Cycle capital Management -- has received $5.5 million for support from the Quebec government. "The Ecofuel Accelerator is now a key innovation player in the cleantech sector in Quebec and eastern Canada. Based on the progress of our alumni, there's a ...
An all-day forum on the Quebec government's response to last spring's floods isn't satisfying many residents. While the public security minister says he's chairing the symposium to listen to the people, many flood victims say fewer meetings are needed and more action is required. "The delays of the process ...
Gatineau's Hydropothecary is one of the companies that has reached tentative deals to supply Quebec with cannabis products once they're legalized for recreational use. It is the only Quebec-based company that signed a letter of intent with the province. If finalized, the agreement would mean 20,000 ...
While the Quebec government wants more than one-half of the tax revenues generated by the sale of cannabis, Quebec municipalities are looking to get one-third. According to Alexandre Cusson, president of Quebec's union of Municipalities (UMQ), it's only logical Municipalities get a share of the proceeds ...
The Quebec government plans to release directives to allow for religious accommodations under Bill 62 by next summer. The law has been strongly criticised by civil liberty and human rights groups across Quebec and Canada, however. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month that the federal ...


 

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