Highlights / Quebec

Arts and Entertainment, Economy

Director Roland Emmerich will film next three movies in Quebec

The Premier of Quebec, Francois Legault announced Friday that Hollywood film director Roland Emmerich, best known for Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, would be shooting his next three films in Montreal. The Quebec government is committing $10» 

Economy, Environment

Canada and Quebec invest in improving access to renewable energy

The Canadian and Quebec governments announced on Feb. 20, that they are investing more than $4.8 million to increase access to renewable energy in northern Quebec, according to a press release from Infrastructure Canada. The goal is the investment is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy

Founder of Cirque du Soleil sells remaining shares

The founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté has sold his last remaining shares of the entertainment company to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), according to a press release. “I am happy that my share» 

Economy, Environment

Quebec and Cree Nation governments sign long-term economic deal

The Québec and Cree Nation governments have signed and agreed to a Memorandium of Understanding to ensure economic and social development and stability in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region, according to a press release from the premier’s cabinet. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english,» 

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Environment

Quebec to update recycling system

To better recycle, and reduce the use of plastic, the Quebec government will make manufacturers responsible for the life cycle of the products they make. From plastic containers and packaging, to newspapers, manufacturers in Quebec will have to deal with» 

Health, Society

Suicide prevention awareness week begins in Quebec

The Association for Suicide Prevention in Quebec, known under its French acronym as AQPS, has begun its 30th suicide prevention awareness week. Recent stats said that 1,045 people died by suicide in 2017, which is an average of 3 a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Quebecers celebrate first Quebec native to become Super Bowl Champion

The province of Quebec had its own reason to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl last night. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first Quebecer born player to win the championship. The Chiefs came back from a deficit to» 

Indigenous

Inuit government calls to respect ban on caribou harvest in Atlantic Canada

The Nunatsiavut Government of the Inuit region of Atlantic Canada is renewing their call for their land claims beneficiaries to respect the George River caribou hunting ban as the herd begins migration into the region’s traditional hunting grounds. “This ban» 

Religion, Society

Quebec remembers tragic mosque shooting three years later

Mamadou Tanou Barry, Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled Belkacemi. Those were the names of the six men who were shot and killed three years ago today while they were worshiping at the Grande Mosquée de»