Highlights / Quebec

Environment, Society

Quebec town hit by tornado, says Environment Canada

A small tornado hit the town of Lac-aux-Sable in Quebec, about 170 kilometres northeast of Montreal, on Tuesday evening, tossing around campers and uprooting trees, according to Environment Canada meteorologists. According to Environment Canada meteorologist Steve Boily, wind speeds reached» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canada history: July 8, 1760 – ending French control in North America

Battle of the Restigouche: naval battle helped determine the future of North America After years of contention between France and Britain in North America and the final capture of Quebec City,  French influence was waning and in desperate straights. A» 

Society

Mistreated animals in Quebec zoo allowed to be transferred

The animals from the Saint-Edouard Zoo in Quebec will finally be transferred to care centres in the next few days after the owner, accused of animal cruelty, lost his appeal to have search warrants cancelled. Normand Trahan faces two counts» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Quebec adopts controversial secularism and immigration legislation

Quebec’s provincial legislature adopted a controversial law late Sunday that bans certain public servants, including teachers, police officers, prosecutors and judges, from wearing religious symbols at work. The legislation known as Bill 21 also forbids anyone giving or receiving a» 

Religion, Society

Nadia’s Journey 2.0: interview with filmmaker Nadia Zouaoui

Award winning Montreal-based filmmaker Nadia Zouaoui is no stranger to controversy. She has a knack for finding subjects for her films that engender debate, force the viewer to question long-held beliefs, confront and shatter stereotypes. But she does all that» 

Arts and Entertainment

Joan Miró’s free spirit for the first time in Quebec in 30 years

Canada’s Francophone province of Quebec will have a taste of Spain this summer as nearly 200 works of art by internationally renowned Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró (1893-1983) will be on display at the Musée national des beaux-arts du» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

RCI live from the Immigration expo in Montreal

(Join our live broadcasts on the 29th and 30th − English at 16:30 GMT on Thursday − and ask your immigration questions on Facebook) Known as the “Salon de l’Immigration, this growing annual event now features over 200 different booths» 

Politics, Society

UN human rights observers warn Quebec about secularism bill

The Quebec government’s proposed secularism legislation is raising concerns about fundamental freedoms in Canada’s French-speaking province, according to legal experts with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The proposed legislation, known as Bill 21, is “likely to undermine the freedom» 

Society

Florida police arrest suspect in double homicide of Canadian couple

Florida police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of two Canadian seniors in late March. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that they arrested the suspect, a 28-year-old man, after police were» 

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»