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Anglo Issues Downplayed in Quebec Election Campaign

Of all of Quebec's political parties, only the ultra-nationalist Parti Indépendentiste has drawn reference to specifically anglophone issues this provincial election campaign. In particular, the party has proposed the closing of English hospitals and schools.

Quebecers help choose new American president

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Photo: Scott French

Why Quebecers still vote for the Bloc Quebecois

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As I returned home from guiding in Old Quebec on a particularly chilly October day, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how much we carry our heritage with us in Quebec, and how the recent federal election results underscored this tendency.

Picknell runs Green to raise awareness

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St. Nicolas resident Shirley Picknell presented herself for the second time as the Green Party candidate in Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière in last week’s federal election. The QCT sat down with the well-known volunteer and part-time teacher in the English-language community to get her take on the federal election campaign, her second time around.

What Quebec City’s English-speakers want from Canada’s next government

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On the eve of Tuesday’s federal election, the QCT asked people in Quebec’s English-speaking community about the issues they feel are most important for Canada’s new government to address.

Parents waiting to pick up their children from Holland School on the Thursday before the long weekend offered a variety of answers, from Afghanistan to health care in the province.

Bad day for an election

Of all the days of the year Stephen Harper could have picked for our next election, why did he pick the one he did?
The day following National Thanksgiving Monday.

By acting thus, the primest of all ministers has in all probability incurred the wrath of an entire segment of his electorate: the Quebec south shore summer cottage community.

Quebec-Centre shapes up as two‑horse race

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A new direction for the West in the Muslim world

In light of Barak Obama’s recent trip around the world to shore up his foreign policy credentials, it brings to mind certain musings about what shape or form the foreign policy in an Obama-led White House would take.

Jean Talon by-election overshadowed by federal and American races, despite high-profile candidate

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Any other year, the provincial by-election in Jean-Talon would be front-page news. With Health Minister Yves Bolduc attempting to legitimize his position in the eyes of the electorate by gaining a seat in the legislature, the campaign has the makings of a juicy story.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Health Agency Approves Plan for Semi-Autonomous Seniors’ Residence Next to St. Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Scott French

Plans for a new alternative residence for semi-autonomous seniors to be built next to St. Brigid’s retirement home are coming closer to fruition. The plans for the facility were approved by the Agence regional de santé on July 3 and must now be approved by the Ministry of Health before construction takes place.

Tory Road Map Replaces Grit Action Plan On Official Languages

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Three weeks following Off icial Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, which blasted the Harper government’s lack of an action plan on official languages, the federal government responded with a five-year “Road Map” on Canadian bilingualism.  The plan involves a boost in funding to $1.1 billion over fi ve years.

Anti-war protesters

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Anti-war protesters heckle and boo participants in the July 3 military parade celebrating Quebec City’s heritage.
Surête du Québec riot police lined the sidewalks.

Answering the call?

Message from the Afghan mission

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US Consul General takes advantage of winter sport in Quebec

United States Consul General to Quebec David Fetter has been on the job from his office at 2 Dufferin Terrace since last fall.

Fetter admitted that he was disappointed that he could not find a Nordique’s shirt when he arrived — he learned, to his dismay, that they had become the Avalanche!

Labeaume sworn in as Quebec City’s 37th mayor

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After a month of hard and fractious campaigning, Régis Labeaume was sworn in as the 37th mayor of Quebec City on Saturday.

Fraser wants feds to produce an action plan

and to show leadership in offering bilingual services

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Canada’s commissioner of official languages, Graham Fraser, wants answers from the government on three specific topics. The first is the next phase of its Action Plan for Official Languages, due in March. Then Fraser said he wants to see “the leadership necessary to increase bilingualism in federal offices and improve the role of linguistic duality in public service renewal.”

[PHOTO] Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide

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Above: Régis Labeaume is Quebec City’s new mayor-elect.

Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

After a bitter month-long political battle, Régis Labeaume was chosen Sunday to become the 37th Mayor of Quebec City. Labeaume earned over 59 per cent of the vote, drubbing his closest competitor and odds-on favourite, Renouveau municipal de Québec (RMQ) leader Ann Bourget, whose meager 32 per cent support surprised even Labeaume.

VEQ shares community priorities with mayoral candidate Régis Labeaume

Voice of English-speaking Quebec’s leadership table sat down with Quebec City mayoral candidate Régis Labeaume to discuss the community and its priorities last week.

How the Caisse’s infatuation could affect the Quebec pension plan

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All through life, hasn’t there always been someone around to tell you: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!”?

And didn’t Mom always say: “Just because all the big banks are buying and selling billions of dollars worth of asset-backed commercial paper doesn’t mean you should do it too!”?

Mayoral Election on December 2

From a field of 15 candidates, two have emerged as the clear frontrunners in the race for Quebec City mayor, according to a poll in this Tuesday's Le Soleil.

Campus's English student newspaper attacked over a difference of opinion

Université Laval's English studies student newspaper The Outrageous Escape didn't come out unscathed after it publishing the verdict: APEAL students will not be striking over the upcoming thaw of tuition fees.

Quebec to follow Ottawa on veiled voters

Quebec hearings a flawed model: observers

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