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Memorial Service for Jack Layton to be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Most of us know that Jack Layton was a Quebec resident from Hudson, but perhaps many of us don’t know that he was also a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada. The Session of Chalmers-Wesley United Church was approached by members of the local New Democratic Party who requested the opportunity to hold a memorial service reflecting Mr. Layton’s own religious background.

NDP invites Canadians to mark first annviversary of Jack Layton’s death

(Press release) On Wednesday, August 22, Canadians from coast to coast will mark the first anniversary of the passing of Jack Layton after his combat with cancer.

Reality check

With the election of Thomas Mulcair, Canada has at long last a Leader of the Official Opposition at Ottawa. This is good news because for nearly a year now the ruling Conservatives have had it pretty much their own way, and that way is not what the majority of Quebecers want.

Three Quebec women honoured for outstanding contributions to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

Quebec City awaits an historic Royal Tour

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Prince William and Kate Middleton seen here riding on the Royal Carriage after their wedding April 29, 2011 (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons)

The VEQ Holds Annual General Meeting

More than seventy-five people attended the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec last week. Held in the Coin soleil room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 26, the event featured guest speakers Quebec City Deputy Mayor, Michelle Morin-Doyle, and Charles Taker of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Euphoria, Elation … and Political Reality

The recent federal election ushered in a host of new faces in the province of Quebec; 59 of the 75 ridings have new incumbents. Since this outcome was quite unexpected, there is a justifiable and understandable feeling of euphoria and elation amongst the winners, all of whom are from the NPD. Quite a feat! Congratulations to them all and good luck in their new lives and responsibilities.

Orange is in, blue is out.

Alas that dreaded federal election has come and gone.

The Royal Wedding

Who is the future Royal Highness Princess William of Wales*?

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*Note from Cathy: As of now, it seems that Kate's title will be HRH, The Princess William of Wales.

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton (born January 9, 1982) will marry Prince William of Wales on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey with the day declared a bank holiday in the UK.

Court to decide whether Government responsible for deaths attributed to contaminated water

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Photo: QCT Archives - Mike Reshitnyk

On January 10 the Quebec Superior Court of Justice began hearings on behalf of several hundred residents of the town of Shannon claiming that a Federal Government munitions factory at CFB Valcartier be held responsible for a rise in cancer-related deaths in their community.

Charter Schools and parental choice

Following my “Commentary on English School System in Quebec” published in the Dec. 15, 2010, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and other newspapers, in which I called for the scrapping of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), and asking the government to allow for the creation of charter schools, the QESBA responded by attacking my arguments (Gazette, letter, Dec.

Canada needs judicial reform at the highest level

Dear Editor,

I write this letter as a supplementary commentary on Peter Stuart's commentary response to Stephan Jetschik letter (page 4 of this edition). Mr. Jetchik's letter was published in the November 11 edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

CQSB public consultation on school dropout/success rates set for November 9

The Central Quebec School Board will hold a public consultation on November 9 to allow members of the public to discuss the district's dropout/success rate, as part of the development of the board's strategic plan.

According to CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke, the CQSB success rate, currently at 79 percent, is considerably above the approximately 72 percent province-wide rate.

Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

Proposed copyright exceptions could make future children ‘losers’

As Canada's MPs head back to Ottawa, readers should know they will soon be wrestling with a bill to reform Canadian copyright law that will impact the vibrancy of Canadian values and heritage reflected in Canadian schools.

Verner visits Québec, underlines feds’ support for seniors

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Photo: Pierre Little

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner visited a local seniors' organization recently to demonstrate the federal government's support for seniors, including a new funding opportunity.

Charest, Labeaume to discuss Nordiques return: report

The return of the National Hockey League to Quebec City could be one step closer to reality, if a published report is any indication.

Québec Premier Jean Charest will meet with Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume next Tuesday to discuss the financing of a new arena in the provincial capital, the report said.

Protesters mourn the death of Jim

"Horse-drawn carriages are cruel."

"Horses don't speak."

"R.I.P. Jim"

Say it ain't so, Joe

A knife in my back.

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       I find this confrontation between M. Marc Bellemare and Mr. Jean Charest rather amusing, in fact I find it both hilarious and ridiculous at the same time. It's obviously one man's word against another's; at least at the time of this writing it is. Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Who knows and who cares?

CQSB approves 2010-11 budget

The Central Quebec School Board gave formal approval to its 2010-11 operating budget Friday evening. There were no members of the public present for the vote, which was unanimous in favor.

The budget calls for $46 million in operating expenses and another $3.6 million for capital improvements and other expenditures.

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

CQSB considers 2010-11 budget Friday

The Central Quebec School Board will take up its 2010-11 budget Friday night during its regular monthly meeting at its offices on Chemin Saint Louis.

English school access still difficult

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph article, "Register now for fall French language courses" (Aug.

VEQ Finding Your Niche sponsors walking tour

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec will sponsor a walking tour of Old Quebec on September 11 as part of its Finding Your Niche newcomers program.

VEQ held its first Finding Your Niche Event June 17. This event allowed newcomers with home-based businesses to showcase their products and services while allowing others to socialize and see what resources are available to them.

QCGN supports new effort to reverse census decision

The Quebec Community Groups Network has expressed its full support for the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada in its effort to get the federal government to reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long form census.

The FCFA has filed an application with the Federal Court for judicial review of the government's decision.

New Shannon water study irks residents

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Photo: QCT Archives

Even as Shannon residents are enjoying the benefits of a new water system, the results of a new study issued by l'Institut National de sante publique du Québec have stirred new unrest.

"They should help us," said Shannon resident Marie Paule Spieser Monday. "It started 30 years ago. We've known about it since 2000. We've had to fight.

Summer heat is tough on calèche horses

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This summer's long heat wave combined with abnormal levels of smog and humidity has affected affected everybody from human beings to . . . horses.

Canada: A shattered dream or a dream yet to Come true?

Canada is a country with no jobs for new immigrants, regardless of however suitably qualified they are, old or young. Even simple blue-collar jobs are hard to find, but most immigrants are highly-educated in their respective fields. They have migrated to Canada with the hope of being able to land at least something close to their white-collar professions left behind.

Monumental Graffiti

In response to Thomas Eden's article in the July 7, 2010, edition regarding the graffiti spray-painted on the Cross of Sacrifice or cenotaph on Grande-Allée at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and on the Boer War monument on rue Saint-Louis, I am happy to report that the cenotaph has been cleaned up by the National Battlefield Parks Commission which maintains this monument, and the Boer War

"ROBO" riot cop at G20 in Toronto

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The G20 is over, but it is not over until many of these questions are answered by those in command.

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