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Water system on the way; legal fight continues

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Photo: Pierre Little

A new water system, supplying 70 percent of Shannon's population with clean water, should be ‘'fully operational'' by next May, even as attorneys for plaintiffs in Shannon and the federal government continue to spar over a lawsuit filed against the government.

Another exotic night with Jean Charest

Wednesday, November 4, at Cegep Limoilou, local authorities and various institutions partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for the "Soirée Un monde à faire: Hommage à la diversité" ("A World to Build: Homage to diversity").

‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

Michele Morin-Doyle takes City Council seat

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Photo: QCT archives

Michele Morin-Doyle, during her recent campaign for City Council, promised to defend the interests of each individual in her district, Trait Carre in Charlesbourg. Now, she will get that chance.

Cry me a river: compassion, commitment and leadership by government essential in Valcartier’s tainted water

Living in the shadows of a military complex

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

In February 2004, the CBC's Fifth Estate aired a story about Shannon, an Irish-Canadian village of approximately 4,000 people situated 30 kilometres north of Québec City; it is the birthplace of the late Mary O'Shea, the mother of Brian Mulroney.

Lebeaume easily re-elected to first full term

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Photo: Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec

By Ken Schankler
A challenge from a popular former radio shock jock was not enough to prevent a landslide victory for Regis Labeaume that Sunday handed the popular mayor his first full term as the city's chief executive.

Give Me One Good Reason to Vote in the Upcoming Municipality Elections

No substantial opposition has already placed Régis Labeaume in the winner's circle as the "re-elected" mayor of Québec City. Now it seems the only reason to vote is to secure a new arena for a potential NHL team; since Mr. Labeaume has made it clear that the project will be shut down if he doesn't have a strong majority win.

We must speak out together against Euthanasia-murder

Bill C-384, a bill to legalize euthanasia in Canada, is in no way comparable to Palliative Care. Euthanasia and assisted suicide will see an immediate end to a person's life, maybe without their knowledge or consent.

Quebec’s 2002 amendment struck down by Supreme Court

The provincial government must now rework a law barring certain students from going to public English-language schools after the Supreme Court of Canada last week ruled the law unconstitutional, a decision that has "angered" the province's government.

Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

A provincial bill that has "worrisome" implications for Quebec colleges is likely to become law by the end of the year.

"There are a number of things that are worrisome," said Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain Regional College, whose three campuses include Champlain-St.Lawrence College serving 1,000 students in Ste-Foy.

[Photo] Anglo organizations pleased with Lebaume meeting

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photo by VEQ

From left to right: Lorne Mulroney, Louis Hanrahan, Richard Walling, Jean Robert, Helen Walling, Guylaine Caron, Ron Corriveau, Mayor Labeaume, Michelle Morin-Doyle, Michael Boden, Simon Jacobs.

 

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Mayor Labeaume encourages Quebec City’s young voters and repeats the need to restore the Quebec Bridge

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Photo: Marie White

Quebec Mayor Régis Labeaume visited François-Xavier-Garneau College last Wednesday. Accompanied by first-time candidates Francine Lortie for the St.Louis-Sillery district and Claude Thibeault for St. Sacrement-Belvedere, he arrived just before noon in the students' popular Salle des pas perdus.

Ready for the Next Challenge

An Interview with Pierre Paul-Hus, potential candidate for the Conservative Party in Louis-Hébert

Pierre Paul-Hus is a man ready for the next challenge. He greets me at his office on Rene Levesque with a firm handshake and guides me to the boardroom, a formidable room complete with a floor-to-ceiling safe (the building was formerly a bank).

QESBA to meet at Concorde next weekend; Bill 88 on agenda?

The Quebec English School Board's Association will meet next weekend at the Loew's Concorde Hotel for what is being billed as a professional development conference.

The conference, scheduled for October 16 and 17, offers participants a choice of paying the $85 fee by check or billing it to the school boards in which the participants represent.

No room for spiritual or thought provoking commentaries in the QCT

I have been a subscriber to the QCT for the last six years. Even though I no longer live in Quebec City, I have continued to support it as an important vehicle for the Anglophone community.

Local students defy survey results, get involved on political scene

Passionately involved in everything from student council to parliamentary simulation, local students seem more interested in politics than ever, despite far from encouraging survey results.

Letters From Afghanistan

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Letters from Afghanistan

The Times they are a-Changin'

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Letters from Afghanistan - Toilet Scribbling

Bathroom wisdom in the Theatre of War

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Over the years, I have come to espouse a theory: that the state of a given society can be determined by the words of wisdom that its members write on toilet walls.

As I sit here listening to South African singer Koos Du Plessis' song, Skadus teen die Muur (Shadows on the Wall), I'm reminded of the brevity of life, especially in this environment.

A funny way to kick off a new era of accountability

It's a funny way to kick off a new era of accountability, the way the Central Quebec School Board is being so hush hush about National Assembly Bill 88, scheduled to be implemented, at least in part, with the issuance of new guidelines July 1.

Riding the Tiger

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Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, July 11, 1963

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address after being elected president of the United States of America.

It was a stirring speech.

I actually have it and many others on an old vinyl record at home.

Listening to it one day, a passage from that particular speech struck me.

Obama visit a good sign for Canada-US relations: Consul General to Quebec City

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Photo: Scott French

With US President Barack Obama expected to land in Ottawa Thursday for his first official international visit, political pundits are expounding on the significance of the trip and speculating about what might be on the agenda for discussion between Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

St. Lawrence Well Represented at Forum Etudiant

Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence was once again very well represented at this year's Forum Etudiant, held at the National Assembly from January 6-10

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Photo: Assemblee Nationale

The 17th edition of the Forum Etudiant took place from January 6th to January 10th 2009 at the National Assembly and the Delta Hotel in Québec. 5 Students from St. Lawrence participated in this activity:

Obama portrait a labour of love

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Photo: Scott French

In a building that once housed a women's undergarment manufacturer and a ball bearing factory, one can find artist Tom Cohen's studio. Drawing on the consumer products that populate our day-to-day lives -- flyers, paper, even Kleenex boxes -- Cohen is taking what is old, forgotten or thrown away and making something new again.

Quebecers gather for President Obama

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Photo: Nelson Peters

People crowded into chairs around a big screen, pushed against the bar and stood on their tiptoes in the adjoining hallway this Tuesday at Universite Laval to get a glimpse of Barack Obama's official swearing-in as president of the United States.

Snapshot of an ever-shifting political landscape

Four years ago, when the Parti Québécois was engaged in another of its bruising internal battles, Premier Jean Charest stepped back, and with the péquiste fur flying, looked on with a bemused air and said "c'est mon job d'être plate."

No talent to waste: literacy an economic priority

To the Leaders of Quebec’s Political Parties,

We heard proposals during this past electoral campaign on how to deal with the economic crisis at our door. The situation is, in fact, worrisome, and the economy is the focal point of each party's position.

PLQ win majority despite renewed sovereignty debate

In the sub-artic temperatures of Monday's provincial election, the Liberals won a majority government and allayed fears that the Prime Minister's recent anti-sovereigntist rhetoric would have a backlash on the province's federalist party. In fact, the party that seems to have been hurt most by the federal Conservatives' harsh condemnation of sovereigntists is the Conservatives themselves.

Charest talks economy, skirts language

During a recent visit to Quebec City, Liberal leader Jean Charest, the man who will most
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