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Michael Ignatieff gave speech at Université Laval

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Photo: Leberal.ca

QCGN seeks young leader in Quebec City region

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking one person aged 18 to 29 in the Quebec City region for a project to develop leadership skills among young English-speaking Quebecers.

‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

Lebeaume easily re-elected to first full term

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Photo: Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec

By Ken Schankler
A challenge from a popular former radio shock jock was not enough to prevent a landslide victory for Regis Labeaume that Sunday handed the popular mayor his first full term as the city's chief executive.

Quebec’s 2002 amendment struck down by Supreme Court

The provincial government must now rework a law barring certain students from going to public English-language schools after the Supreme Court of Canada last week ruled the law unconstitutional, a decision that has "angered" the province's government.

Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

A provincial bill that has "worrisome" implications for Quebec colleges is likely to become law by the end of the year.

"There are a number of things that are worrisome," said Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain Regional College, whose three campuses include Champlain-St.Lawrence College serving 1,000 students in Ste-Foy.

Mayor Labeaume encourages Quebec City’s young voters and repeats the need to restore the Quebec Bridge

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Photo: Marie White

Quebec Mayor Régis Labeaume visited François-Xavier-Garneau College last Wednesday. Accompanied by first-time candidates Francine Lortie for the St.Louis-Sillery district and Claude Thibeault for St. Sacrement-Belvedere, he arrived just before noon in the students' popular Salle des pas perdus.

QESBA to meet at Concorde next weekend; Bill 88 on agenda?

The Quebec English School Board's Association will meet next weekend at the Loew's Concorde Hotel for what is being billed as a professional development conference.

The conference, scheduled for October 16 and 17, offers participants a choice of paying the $85 fee by check or billing it to the school boards in which the participants represent.

No room for spiritual or thought provoking commentaries in the QCT

I have been a subscriber to the QCT for the last six years. Even though I no longer live in Quebec City, I have continued to support it as an important vehicle for the Anglophone community.

Letters from Afghanistan - Toilet Scribbling

Bathroom wisdom in the Theatre of War

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Over the years, I have come to espouse a theory: that the state of a given society can be determined by the words of wisdom that its members write on toilet walls.

As I sit here listening to South African singer Koos Du Plessis' song, Skadus teen die Muur (Shadows on the Wall), I'm reminded of the brevity of life, especially in this environment.