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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 »

Society

Over 13,500 health-care worker in Quebec infected during first wave of pandemic

Health-care workers in Quebec who faced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable to contracting the virus than the rest of the population, according to a report released by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec »

Politics

Canada history: Oct.10, 1970: Terror escalates in Quebec

Fifty years ago, Canada and especially the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec was gripped with fear A small group of French-speaking Marxist radicals advocating for the separation of Quebec to form an independent socialist country, had been terrorizing the province »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: ‘Please stay home,’ Quebec tells citizens

With the number of hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec steadily growing each day, provincial authorities once again pleaded with Quebecers on Wednesday to reduce their social interactions and limit their outings to work and shopping for daily »

Economy, Society

Asbestos: town to try again for new name to distance itself from its past

The Quebec town was once one of the world’s largest exporters of the mineral asbestos. Unfortunately the mineral became known as a health hazard and its use if not banned outright is strictly controlled. The giant mines in and around »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Urban Indigenous singer Anachnid extends her web across Canada’s soundscape

When the Montreal-based singer Anachnid picked up the Zoom-phone for our interview, she was still in shock after an emotional week that started with the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous Atikamekw woman in a Quebec hospital where she was »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Quebec order of nurses denounces ‘racism’ against dying Indigenous woman

Two days after a dying Indigenous woman broadcast a Facebook Live video appearing to show her being insulted and sworn at by hospital staff in a Quebec regional hospital, the provincial order of nurses has come out with a statement »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

Society

Less than 250 people carried COVID-19 in Quebec in the spring : Study

As few as 247 people could have carried COVID-19 into Quebec during the spring, according to a genome sequencing study published by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre.  The study looked at »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Quebec restricts private gatherings in Montreal and Quebec City

Authorities in Quebec are urging residents of Montreal and the provincial capital of Quebec City to limit family gatherings and other social activities as the province recorded 462 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing back the number of infections »