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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

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. 

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.

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

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.