November 22 2017 Edition

Christmas Campaign elves are hard at work, posing for s-Elfies

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Photo: s-Elfie by Diane Kameen

The Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing. All of the campaign’s elves are hard at work behind the scenes to organize this wonderful annual community initiative.

Anglo secretariat lauded, but underfunded

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The man tapped to head the Quebec government’s brand new secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, needs no introduction, as they say, to the community he is mandated to serve.

William “Bill” Floch comes equipped with a solid set of credentials and connections with anglo Quebec.

Tension builds as rival protests fill city streets

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The streets of downtown Quebec City filled with protesters and police on Nov. 25 as rival rallies were held around the National Assembly.

Les Rouges: A brief history of a longstanding party

Commentary

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Last weekend, as protesters mostly from groups on the far right and the far left clashed outside the Quebec City convention centre, an organization that has occupied the comfortable middle ground of politics for the past 150 years, celebrated its sesquicentennial.

School taxation issue soon to be solved

Following the government’s November 2017 publication of The Quebec Economic Plan and the proposed equalization of taxes paid to English- and French-language school boards, Stephen Burke, chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB), contacted the QCT to share this good news.

The story behind Parc Victoria

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This park in the centre of Quebec City is named in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who was the longest-reigning monarch of the British Empire, until her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II surpassed her in September 2015. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 28, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

VEQ Winds of Change workshop explores moving challenges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Moving can be challenging, period. Relocating to a new city, province or country brings on a whole set of obstacles. To help newcomers and to offer them information on local services and activities, Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held a Winds of Change workshop on Nov. 24 at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.

Quebec City’s German Christmas Market celebrates its 10th year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City’s German Christmas Market was officially opened on Nov. 23 to the sound of Bavarian alphorns in front of City Hall. 

La Fabrique recognized for its historic national significance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

La Fabrique, a large red brick building with its square medieval-inspired water tower at the corner of Boulevard Charest and Rue Dorchester, really stands out in the Saint-Roch district.

This building has a rich history dating back to 1871. For over 90 years, it was the home of Dominion Corset and Creations Daisyfresh, leaders in Canada’s lingerie industry.

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