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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.

Quebec-Centre shapes up as two‑horse race

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Photo: Scott French

A new direction for the West in the Muslim world

In light of Barak Obama’s recent trip around the world to shore up his foreign policy credentials, it brings to mind certain musings about what shape or form the foreign policy in an Obama-led White House would take.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Photo: Natural Ressources Canada/Atlas of Canada

Health Agency Approves Plan for Semi-Autonomous Seniors’ Residence Next to St. Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Scott French

Plans for a new alternative residence for semi-autonomous seniors to be built next to St. Brigid’s retirement home are coming closer to fruition. The plans for the facility were approved by the Agence regional de santé on July 3 and must now be approved by the Ministry of Health before construction takes place.

Tory Road Map Replaces Grit Action Plan On Official Languages

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Three weeks following Off icial Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, which blasted the Harper government’s lack of an action plan on official languages, the federal government responded with a five-year “Road Map” on Canadian bilingualism.  The plan involves a boost in funding to $1.1 billion over fi ve years.

Labeaume sworn in as Quebec City’s 37th mayor

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Photo: JAY OUELETTE

After a month of hard and fractious campaigning, Régis Labeaume was sworn in as the 37th mayor of Quebec City on Saturday.

Fraser wants feds to produce an action plan

and to show leadership in offering bilingual services

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Canada’s commissioner of official languages, Graham Fraser, wants answers from the government on three specific topics. The first is the next phase of its Action Plan for Official Languages, due in March. Then Fraser said he wants to see “the leadership necessary to increase bilingualism in federal offices and improve the role of linguistic duality in public service renewal.”