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October 18 2017 Edition

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Kathleen Weil appointed minister for relations with anglophones

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Photo: from the National Assembly website

When Premier Philippe Couillard shuffled his Cabinet on October 11, he also announced the creation of a new Cabinet-level position. Former immigration minister Kathleen Weil, an anglophone MNA who represents the Montreal riding of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce, was appointed minister responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

Native music celebrated at Teweikan Aboriginal Music Gala

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The second Aboriginal Music Gala took place at Palais Montcalm on Friday, October 13. Under the theme “The drum – the breath of a people,” the Teweikan gala celebrated the creativity of artists and musical groups from the Innu, Atikamekw, Cree and Wendat nations.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Two hundred people were invited to the ceremony of the laying of the stone of the new Victoria Hotel which was destroyed by fire in June. The new hotel will be situated at the same site, immediately opposite the Grand Trunk Railway Station and the ferry landing at Point Levis.

Minister for anglo affairs and Lincoln’s legacy

Last week’s appointment of Kathleen Weil as the first ever Quebec minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers has sparked predictable reaction. The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the presumptive voice of anglos in the province, says it is “very pleased” with the move.

The story behind Rue de Windsor

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue de Windsor is named in honour of Windsor, Ontario, the southernmost city in Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Detroit River, across the river from Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., which is actually directly north of Windsor.

Prayers for refugees at Canada-USA border crossing

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

About 50 people from Protestant congregations around the region gathered in the miniscule border town of Havelock on Saturday afternoon, to pray, sing and speak in solidarity with migrants seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of a gathering called “Meeting Jesus at the Border.” The unofficial Roxham Road border crossing, where hundreds of people crossed on foot this summer hoping to make asylum

Billy Boyd joins superheroes and fantasy characters at Comiccon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Hobbits, Nazguls, superheroes, villains, wizards, stormtroopers, droids and video game characters gathered in the Centre des congrès de Québec for the fourth annual Comiccon on October 14 and 15.

The highlight of the weekend was actor Billy Boyd who starred as the hobbit Pippin in the 2001-2003 film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (LOTR).

Myths, facts and history of the Morrin Centre prison

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For decades, the Morrin Centre has invited the public to explore its beautiful and historic library, to enjoy a reception or a lecture in its grand hall, or to simply step into a prison cell. Over time, facts evolved into colourful tales:
prisoners had chains attached to their ankles, and lived horrible lives in overcrowded conditions. This of course is not all true, but what is and isn’t?

Québec 21’s Gosselin brings ADQ approach to city politics

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Photo: Peter Black

If you’re of a certain age, a famous movie quote may come to mind in contemplating a new development on the Quebec City municipal scene: “Who are those guys?” While the quip comes from 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, those words could be dogging incumbent Mayor Régis Labeaume and Démocratie Québec leader Anne Guérette.

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