Highlights / Quebec

Health, Society

Quebec is first province to impose a curfew

While some remote northern communities in Canada have imposed curfews, Quebec is the first provincial government to impose one as part of increased restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19. At a news conference on January 6, 2020, the premier »

Arts & Entertainment

Online festival to offer Quebec films, master classes

The Festival Plein(s) Écran(s) will hold its fifth annual festival online from January 13 to 25, 2021 to showcase short film production from the province of Quebec. Presentations will be in French, which is the official language of the province »

Society

British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Immigration & Refugees, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Concordia University adds options to learn French

Concordia University is situated in Montreal but it is working to make resources for learning French accessible “anytime, anywhere.” Among its initiatives, it has launched an Instagram account that offers short lessons on grammar, vocabulary and more. This is one »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Mandating electric cars, Canada

Another shot has been fired against the internal combustion engine (ICE). The mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, and second most populous in Canada, has ordered that from 2035, all new cars sold in the province must be electric. The move »

Health, Society, Sports

Quebec okays use of facilities for  outdoor winter activities

Canadians may be dreading this winter more than usual because of the limits placed on social gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the coronavirus spreads less easily outdoors more people have been spending time outdoors and are planning to »

Politics, Society

Quebec ‘secularism’ law faces challenge in court today

A legal challenge begins today in Quebec against the province’s secularism law originally proposed as Bill 21 and which became law in June last year. The law bans anyone from wearing visible religious symbols in public jobs. This included teachers, »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canada History: Oct 30. 1995: When Canada almost ceased to be 25 years ago

Just before the spooky night of Hallowe’en of October 31 when little children dressed as goblins and ghosts and witches go door to door in Canada seeking candy, a much, much more fearful prospect had cast its shadow over Canada.  »

Politics

Federal apology demanded for actions in Quebec 50 years ago.

Today the separatist Bloc Quebecois will table a motion in Parliament seeking to have the government apologize to Quebec for having invoked the War Measures Act in 1970 in the mainly French-speaking province. The Act, invoked for the first and »

Politics, Society

Canada History: Oct 16,17, 1970: Terror in Quebec reaches a crescendo

50 years ago Canada experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in its history Since the early 1960’s a small group of radical Marxists have been terrorising the province through bombs, robberies and deaths in their quest to turn the »