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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.

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.

Proposed copyright exceptions could make future children ‘losers’

As Canada's MPs head back to Ottawa, readers should know they will soon be wrestling with a bill to reform Canadian copyright law that will impact the vibrancy of Canadian values and heritage reflected in Canadian schools.

Verner visits Québec, underlines feds’ support for seniors

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Photo: Pierre Little

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner visited a local seniors' organization recently to demonstrate the federal government's support for seniors, including a new funding opportunity.