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Valérie Plante promises more transparency at city hall

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:04:22 EST

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Montreal's newly elected mayor promises her administration will be transparent and friendly after her executive committee held its first sitting since last week's swearing-in.




Transport Canada decision to allow blades on planes incurs wrath of Quebec politicians

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:25:58 EST

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In a nearly unanimous vote, Quebec’s lawmakers have passed a motion asking Transport Canada to reverse its decision to allow finger-length blades onto most of the country’s airplanes.




Water to flow from faucets tonight for 50 NDG residents

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:23:35 EST

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After an aging water pipe broke last Thursday, residents of a Girouard Street apartment building near the corner of Sherbrooke Street West were left without water for nearly a week.




'There you have it': Railway expert concludes more handbrakes would have prevented Lac-Mégantic tragedy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:58:49 EST

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Railway accident investigator Steven Callaghan has concluded double the number of handbrakes should have been applied to the 74-car fuel train left parked for the night in Nantes, Que., 12 kilometres up the track from Lac-Mégantic.




Quebec youth court judge blames Batshaw agency for children living in bug-infested foster home

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:54:03 EST

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A Quebec youth court judge is slamming the youth protection agency that serves English-speaking Montrealers for ignoring a woman's concerns about her children's neglect and the unsanitary conditions in which they were living in a foster home for a decade.




Heather O'Neill wins Quebec's Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:27:42 EDT

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The Montreal-born writer takes home the $2,000 prize for her novel The Lonely Hearts Hotel.




Investigation into death of young Montreal cyclist handed over to Crown

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:31:10 EST

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Montreal police say they have recently handed over the investigation into the death of Clément Ouimet to Quebec's Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP).




Quebec's finance minister on austerity, tax cuts and marijuana as a 'dangerous substance'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:54:11 EST

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Carlos Leitão says the tax cuts announced in the province's economic update are more than a re-election ploy. They are, he said, the result of "strict, rigorous spending rules" in the first years of the Liberal government's mandate.




Daily opioid prescriptions in Quebec almost half the Canadian average: new report

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:14:15 EST

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Doctors have been prescribing more opioids overall, but giving individual patients fewer doses at one time, a new report says.




Just For Laughs co-founder Andy Nulman joins forces with new comedy festival

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:51:28 EST

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Andy Nulman, co-founder and former executive with Just For Laughs, will work as a consultant for the Festival du rire de Montréal. The latter festival was created last month after sexual assault allegations against former JFL president Gilbert Rozon came to light.




Liberals earmark $40B for 10-year national housing strategy, introduce Canada Housing Benefit

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:51:45 EST

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The federal government has announced the details of its ten-year national housing strategy that includes the introduction of a National Housing Benefit for families that won't kick in until after the next federal election.




Bell customers, employees flood CBC with complaints about high-pressure sales

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:21 EST

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CBC's Go Public heard from frustrated Bell employees and customers coast to coast after our investigation into allegations of high-pressure sales tactics at Canada's largest telecommunications provider.




'Live here in the shadows or take your chances in Canada': Haitians mull options as protected status ends

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

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As Haitians look to the end of the protected status that allowed them to live and work in the U.S., a Canadian MP meets with local officials in New York to stress that coming to Canada won't solve Haitians' problems.




Priest who worked in Eastern Townships suspended after sex allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:39:36 EST

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A priest who taught history at a Catholic boarding school in the Eastern Townships has been suspended after an application for a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging he sexually assaulted at least one of his students.




6 months after flood, dozens of Gatineau families still in hotels

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

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More than 140 victims of last spring's devastating flooding in Gatineau remain living in hotels, six months after they were forced from their homes.




Quebec Liberals offer big tax cuts with elections less than a year away

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:01:35 EST

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Quebecers will be getting $1.2 billion worth of additional tax cuts this year thanks to a hefty surplus generated by a healthy economy, the provincial finance minister said Tuesday in an economic update.




Yes, there are snakes in Quebec — and they could use a little help

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:55:01 EST

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Our slithering friends, snakes, have seen their habitats in the province dwindle as they disappear to new developments, but a group of biologists is trying to counter that.




'Montreal is in my DNA': Meet Joshua Levy, CBC/QWF's 2018 writer-in-residence

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:04:23 EST

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An ex-Montrealer who has just returned to his roots, Joshua Levy is a poet, writer and storyteller — and CBC and the Quebec Writers' Federation's 2018 writer-in-residence.




Birthday boy Ben Bishop shines as Stars rally to beat Habs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:54:54 EST

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Devin Shore and Jason Spezza scored 59 seconds apart late in the second period to lift the Dallas Stars over the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night.




Quebec not expecting another influx of Haitian asylum seekers, immigration minister says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:55:20 EST

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Following a recent, long-awaited decision by the U.S. government to end temporary protected status for Haitians in mid-2019, Quebec authorities are monitoring the situation but don't foresee an imminent wave of new asylum seekers.