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How will Trudeau’s Liberals shape the SNC-Lavalin affair?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

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Much more important than the content of even the most famous political scandals is the shape each scandal develops. The shape of a scandal is formed less by what happens, than by what is done about it by the government concerned.”

A state of the union address for the people

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Washington’s constant state of political infighting has produced a growing list of casualties. Sacred traditions that harken back to the founding of the United States of America are not exempt.

Canada non grata in Saudi Arabia and China

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

On Jan. 12, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, welcomed 18-year-old Saudi refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (who now goes by Rahaf Mohammed) at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The image of Freeland warmly embracing Mohammed, posing for the media, was as striking as it was diplomatically unwise.

Ford’s attack on Franco-Ontarians hard to explain

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Last fall a headline in this space boldly proclaimed “Franco-Ontarians to get new university.” Well, so much for that.

Video game developers remember Bernard Landry

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Photo: provided by Pascal Nataf

Quebec paid tribute this past week to a great statesman – former premier Bernard Landry, who died on Nov. 6.

Catherine Dorion, MNA, wants to stay herself

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Photo: Peter Black

"Welcome chez vous.”

Rain or shine, hundreds walk for health with Pierre Lavoie

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Oct. 20, Quebecers woke up to a rainy, windy morning, not ideal weather for a walk. That didn’t stop over 150,000 people of all ages and abilities from taking to the streets of 75 cities and towns across the province for the 10th annual Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie.

Three local ministers in CAQ government

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Photo: via National Assembly

The Quebec City region will have three ministers in the new 26-member, gender-balanced Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) cabinet sworn in on Oct. 18. One of them, Louis-Hébert MNA Geneviève Guilbault, will be vice-premier, minister for public security and minister responsible for the Quebec City region.

Putting Canadian citizenship values to the test

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Oct. 8 to 14 is Canadian Citizenship Week. A recent communiqué from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) declared that citizenship ceremonies during the week were being brought to “new heights.” The lofty venues include the CN Tower in Toronto, the Vancouver Lookout and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

CAQ wins big in Quebec City, Solidaires take two seats

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Photo: Catherine Dorion QS Taschereau Facebook
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) swept all but three of the 14 seats in the Quebec City region as François Legault’s fledgling party steamrolled to a majority government in the Oct. 1 election. The election also produced a two-seat breakthrough for the left-wing sovereigntist party Québec Solidaire (QS), a first in the capital city.