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New research facility slated for Valcartier

Minister of National Defence Peter McKay has announced an investment in defence infrastructure in the province of Quebec at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier.

Québec Ombudsman says major changes are needed to city Police force investigative procedures

In a special report tabled in the National Assembly last week, Québec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain concludes that major changes are needed in the investigative procedure implemented in Québec for incidents involving police officers.

She states that "the status quo is neither acceptable nor in the interest of citizens, police officers, or sound governance."

School board conflicts of interest

On January 8, 2010, the National Post reported a controversial story concerning the creation of an office of the ombudsman at the Toronto District School Board. The proposal suggested the ombudsman would report to the education director, and not the board.

Federal government has announced $700 million joint investment to aid Québec’s crumbling infrastructure

The federal government has announced a total joint investment of more than $700 million to upgrade infrastructure throughout the province of Quebec.

Higher voter turnout improves democracy

Canada will have a great opportunity to improve its democratic process and the electoral turnout rate during the next federal elections.

Indeed, during the ballot, the Government will again have the opportunity to consult Canadians on several major issues.

Supreme Court of Canada rules class actions not the appropriate procedure to quash municipal by-laws

A deeply-divided Supreme Court of Canada recently held that a class action is not an appropriate procedure to challenge the validity of a municipal by-law in a ruling that may have an impact for all common law provinces even though the decision dealt with the Quebec provincial regime for class action authorization.

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).