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Obama portrait a labour of love

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Photo: Scott French

In a building that once housed a women's undergarment manufacturer and a ball bearing factory, one can find artist Tom Cohen's studio. Drawing on the consumer products that populate our day-to-day lives -- flyers, paper, even Kleenex boxes -- Cohen is taking what is old, forgotten or thrown away and making something new again.

Quebecers gather for President Obama

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Photo: Nelson Peters

People crowded into chairs around a big screen, pushed against the bar and stood on their tiptoes in the adjoining hallway this Tuesday at Universite Laval to get a glimpse of Barack Obama's official swearing-in as president of the United States.

Snapshot of an ever-shifting political landscape

Four years ago, when the Parti Québécois was engaged in another of its bruising internal battles, Premier Jean Charest stepped back, and with the péquiste fur flying, looked on with a bemused air and said "c'est mon job d'être plate."

No talent to waste: literacy an economic priority

To the Leaders of Quebec’s Political Parties,

We heard proposals during this past electoral campaign on how to deal with the economic crisis at our door. The situation is, in fact, worrisome, and the economy is the focal point of each party's position.

PLQ win majority despite renewed sovereignty debate

In the sub-artic temperatures of Monday's provincial election, the Liberals won a majority government and allayed fears that the Prime Minister's recent anti-sovereigntist rhetoric would have a backlash on the province's federalist party. In fact, the party that seems to have been hurt most by the federal Conservatives' harsh condemnation of sovereigntists is the Conservatives themselves.

Charest talks economy, skirts language

During a recent visit to Quebec City, Liberal leader Jean Charest, the man who will most

Study seeks source of unemployment amongst Anglophones, Allophones

Why aren't bilingual anglophones and allophones being employed in Quebec City? The launch of a new study by the Quebec Multilingual Committee and Emploi-Québec promises to find out this winter.

Anglo Issues Downplayed in Quebec Election Campaign

Of all of Quebec's political parties, only the ultra-nationalist Parti Indépendentiste has drawn reference to specifically anglophone issues this provincial election campaign. In particular, the party has proposed the closing of English hospitals and schools.

Picknell runs Green to raise awareness

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Photo: Scott French

St. Nicolas resident Shirley Picknell presented herself for the second time as the Green Party candidate in Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière in last week’s federal election. The QCT sat down with the well-known volunteer and part-time teacher in the English-language community to get her take on the federal election campaign, her second time around.

What Quebec City’s English-speakers want from Canada’s next government

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Photo: Scott French

On the eve of Tuesday’s federal election, the QCT asked people in Quebec’s English-speaking community about the issues they feel are most important for Canada’s new government to address.

Parents waiting to pick up their children from Holland School on the Thursday before the long weekend offered a variety of answers, from Afghanistan to health care in the province.