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Margaret Delisle and Allison Areias-Vogel discuss bilingualism and diplomacy

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 18, the Morrin Centre invited former Quebec politician Margaret Delisle and the U.S. Consul General in Quebec City Allison Areias-Vogel to discuss bilingualism and diplomacy, moderated by Rachelle Solomon. This was the second of two events on Quebec’s Bilingual Women held at the Centre.

Judicial appointments in the province of Quebec

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Photo: used with permission of Karen M. Rogers

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, recently announced the appointment of four judges to the Superior Court of Quebec.

Madame Justice Karen M. Rogers, a partner with the firm Langlois Avocats, fills a new judicial position created by Bill C-31 and brings over 28 years of litigation experience to her new role.

MNAs talk to Young Liberals about diversity and integration

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City has a long history of welcoming newcomers from diverse cultures and nations. Many of these immigrants and indigenous people have faced the challenge of integration.

How far will Quebec go with assisted death?

 
We’re hearing a lot about “sudden death” these days with so many overtime games in the first round of the Stanley Cup play-offs.
 
Sudden death means the abrupt, often cruel and unfair end to a tightly fought battle between superbly conditioned human specimens at the peak of their physical powers. 

Legal pot? Are we tripping, or what?

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"Far out, man!” 

Prime Minister Trudeau meets with Premier Couillard

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Liberal candidate works hard in Louis-Saint-Laurent

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Youri Rousseau greets visitors at his campaign headquarters with a genuine smile full of quiet enthusiasm. The same smile beams confidently from the election posters in the windows behind him, proudly proclaiming that Rousseau is Team Trudeau’s man in Louis-Saint-Laurent.

Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In anticipation of the federal election scheduled for October 15, political party leaders and candidates are campaigning across the country. On April 9, Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau stopped in Quebec City. As he entered the meeting hall, candidates, supporters and well-wishers filled the room with cheers and applause. 

Quebec, September 18th, 2024

Using MS word to re-engineer a Scottish cousin's pro-independence op-ed piece; A whimsical look at Quebec politics, ten years hence

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It’s Time We Face The Difference Between Canadianness And The Canadian State

New conservation plan for Sillery heritage site

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Photo: Louise Leblanc

On July 12, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Maka Kotto, presented a revised plan for the conservation of the Sillery heritage site, as well as a series of other measures intended to ensure the conservation of this area, which is protected under the Quebec Cultural Heritage Act.

A big condo in a small neighbourhood

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A group of 13 Sillery residents were so concerned about the construction of a four-unit condominium building on rue Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine that they took the Ville de Québec and the builder to court. The residents consider the large, modern building to be totally out of character with the architectural and historical aspects of their neighbourhood in Sillery.

Conservation plan for hist ic district of Sillery

The Quebec ministry of culture has released its plan for the preservation of Sillery as a heritage site. The Cultural Heritage Act provides that such plans be drawn up for all designated heritage sites in order to protect and enhance Quebec’s cultural heritage.

Julien Labrosse named Chief Page for the Senate

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Photo: submitted by Julien Labrosse

Quebec City’s Julien Labrosse was named the Chief Page in Canada’s Senate Page Program from among fifteen full-time university students who represent their provinces or territories. The Office of the Black Rod confirmed that he is the first Chief Page ever to identify French as his mother tongue and the first page from the province of Quebec since the current program began in the 1990s.

Anglican Church stands with First Nations

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Dr. Yves Bolduc visits CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence

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The Minister of Health and Social Services of Quebec and the member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the Quebec City riding of Jean-Talon before the September 4 elections, Dr. Yves Bolduc, visited CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on August 27.

Party leaders not interested in issues of English-speaking community

Memorial Service for Jack Layton to be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Most of us know that Jack Layton was a Quebec resident from Hudson, but perhaps many of us don’t know that he was also a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada. The Session of Chalmers-Wesley United Church was approached by members of the local New Democratic Party who requested the opportunity to hold a memorial service reflecting Mr. Layton’s own religious background.

NDP invites Canadians to mark first annviversary of Jack Layton’s death

(Press release) On Wednesday, August 22, Canadians from coast to coast will mark the first anniversary of the passing of Jack Layton after his combat with cancer.

Reality check

With the election of Thomas Mulcair, Canada has at long last a Leader of the Official Opposition at Ottawa. This is good news because for nearly a year now the ruling Conservatives have had it pretty much their own way, and that way is not what the majority of Quebecers want.

Three Quebec women honoured for outstanding contributions to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

Quebec City awaits an historic Royal Tour

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Prince William and Kate Middleton seen here riding on the Royal Carriage after their wedding April 29, 2011 (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons)

The VEQ Holds Annual General Meeting

More than seventy-five people attended the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec last week. Held in the Coin soleil room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 26, the event featured guest speakers Quebec City Deputy Mayor, Michelle Morin-Doyle, and Charles Taker of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Euphoria, Elation … and Political Reality

The recent federal election ushered in a host of new faces in the province of Quebec; 59 of the 75 ridings have new incumbents. Since this outcome was quite unexpected, there is a justifiable and understandable feeling of euphoria and elation amongst the winners, all of whom are from the NPD. Quite a feat! Congratulations to them all and good luck in their new lives and responsibilities.

Orange is in, blue is out.

Alas that dreaded federal election has come and gone.

The Royal Wedding

Who is the future Royal Highness Princess William of Wales*?

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*Note from Cathy: As of now, it seems that Kate's title will be HRH, The Princess William of Wales.

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton (born January 9, 1982) will marry Prince William of Wales on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey with the day declared a bank holiday in the UK.

Court to decide whether Government responsible for deaths attributed to contaminated water

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Photo: QCT Archives - Mike Reshitnyk

On January 10 the Quebec Superior Court of Justice began hearings on behalf of several hundred residents of the town of Shannon claiming that a Federal Government munitions factory at CFB Valcartier be held responsible for a rise in cancer-related deaths in their community.

Charter Schools and parental choice

Following my “Commentary on English School System in Quebec” published in the Dec. 15, 2010, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and other newspapers, in which I called for the scrapping of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), and asking the government to allow for the creation of charter schools, the QESBA responded by attacking my arguments (Gazette, letter, Dec.

Canada needs judicial reform at the highest level

Dear Editor,

I write this letter as a supplementary commentary on Peter Stuart's commentary response to Stephan Jetschik letter (page 4 of this edition). Mr. Jetchik's letter was published in the November 11 edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

CQSB public consultation on school dropout/success rates set for November 9

The Central Quebec School Board will hold a public consultation on November 9 to allow members of the public to discuss the district's dropout/success rate, as part of the development of the board's strategic plan.

According to CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke, the CQSB success rate, currently at 79 percent, is considerably above the approximately 72 percent province-wide rate.

Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

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