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Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Protesters against controversial Quebec Bill 21 rally in Montreal

An estimated several hundred people turned out Sunday in Montreal for an anti-racism rally aimed at a pair of laws enacted earlier this year by Quebec’s provincial government that protesters say fuel discrimination. Bill 21 bars some public sector workers,» 

Indigenous, Politics

Premier François Legault apologizes for Quebec’s treatment of Indigenous people

Quebec Premier François Legault apologized to the province’s Indigenous and Inuit inhabitants Wednesday, saying successive provincial governments have failed to address the discrimination and prejudice experienced by them over the decades. “I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit people the» 

Politics, Society

Quebec announces major boost in funds for youth protection services

Quebec is injecting $47 million in child protection services to boost the number of social workers and reduce waiting times. The announcement that 400 new social workers will be hired comes a day after the government received action plans from» 

Society

Pupil’s song inspires Quebec premier to rebuild flooded school

A municipality in Quebec’s Beauce region will be getting a new elementary school after a student’s song about its sorry state drew the attention of the province’s Premier Francois Legault. Legault said today the 84-year-old l’Accueil school in the town» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Quebec ombudsman rips CAQ’s handling of immigration file and files

There’s been another twist in the ongoing drama affecting potential immigrants to Quebec, many of whom the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government of Francois Legault would just as soon see apply to live somewhere else. The province’s ombudsman, Marie Rinfret» 

Society

Racism rears its ugly head at a semi-pro hockey game

Stick this one in the Man At His Worst file. An incident last Saturday night in a hockey arena about 45 kilometres northwest of Montreal. A bunch of bullies made a grown man–a tough 24-year-old hockey player–cry. He was in» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Judge slows Quebec’s new immigration plans

The right-of-centre Coalition Avenir Quebec government has suffered a setback its attempt to scrap a backlog of 18,000 applications by skilled workers to move to the province. A Superior Court judge on Monday issued a 10-day injunction that forces the» 

Uncategorized

Former Quebec premier and PQ stalwart Bernard Landry dies at 81

Bernard Landry, a long-time stalwart in the Quebec independence movement and former Quebec premier, has died at the age of 81 at his home in Verchères, south of Montreal. Landry served as the province’s premier from 2001 to 2003 and» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Demonstrators hit Montreal streets to protest CAQ ‘racist” policies

Less than a week after Francois Legault and his right-of-centre Coalition Avenir Quebec party swept to power in Quebec’s general election, a wide range of demonstrators took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to protest what they say are» 

Politics

Quebec polls deliver sweeping change

The political landscape in Quebec underwent a tectonic change Monday as voters in Canada’s French-speaking province elected a new centre-right party, tossing aside the two parties that had dominated Quebec politics for over half a century. Founded in 2011, Coalition»