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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.

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.

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.