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Politics, Society

Quebec’s controversial face-covering law faces constitutional challenge

A coalition of Muslim groups and civil liberty advocates has filed a constitutional challenge to a newly adopted provincial legislation in Quebec that effectively bans certain Muslim women from giving or receiving public services with their faces covered. The challenge filed Tuesday» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Ban of face coverings: Criticism outside Quebec, but wide support inside

(to leave your comment on this, or any RCI story, go to bottom of page for the submission form) The mainly French-speaking province of Quebec recently banned face coverings for anyone receiving public service in the province. It is a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

After Weinstein, sex scandals hit Quebec personalities

Quebec entertainment scene rocked by two scandals. In the wake of vast media attention of the alleged abuse by Hollywood film producer,Harvey Weinstein, comes claims of misconduct against two major media personalities in Canada. First came allegations of inappropriate conduct» 

Immigration & Refuge, Politics, Society

Contentious law on face covering passed in Quebec

A controversial law was passed in the Quebec provincial legislature today. Known as Bill 62, the law will ban face coverings when people receive government services, and prohibit  public workers from covering their faces. A photo posted online in November» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

New beverage greatly worries medical officials.

Recently  Canadian paediatricians expressed great concern about the misuse and overuse of so-called “sports drinks” and “energy drinks” by young people.   This is because of the levels of sugar and caffeine in the drinks, which can cause medical issues when» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Respected Quebec poet accused of plagiarism

In the past, distance, language, and time made it much easier to plagiarise the work of others. For example, one could take the work of someone else in a different language and distant country, translate it to your language and» 

Environment, Society

Cleanup underway after severe storm with heavy winds rips through southern Quebec

A major cleanup operation is underway after severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado ripped through southern Quebec, Montreal and the Laurentian region on Tuesday. There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the storm, which produced winds of» 

History, Society

Misplaced outrage over swastika

It’s not Nazi, it’s not even German An old ship’s anchor mounted in a park in a Quebec town just west of the island of Montreal, has caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The anchor bears an embossed swastika on» 

Society

Quebec City Muslims finally get a cemetery

The mayor of Quebec City held a news conference today to announce that the Muslim community will buy a piece of land and be able to bury their dead close to the city’s main mosque. This is a relief for» 

Environment

Quebec halts plans to drill for oil on Anticosti Island

After years of protests by environmental groups, the provincial government of Quebec announced Friday that it’s ending all gas and oil exploration and exploitation on a picturesque island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The decision to permanently stop hydrocarbon»