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Lawyers salivating over governments’ sin taxes

In 2001, a class action suit was brought by 120,000 problem gamblers in Quebec. They demanded that the costs of treating their addiction be covered by Loto-Quebec - the quasi-crown corporation allegedly responsible for the personal and financial disaster unleashed upon their lives.

Home buying a good investment in Québec

According to the 17th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, 90 per cent of Quebec residents believe that buying a house or condominium is a good investment, with 26 per cent saying they are likely to purchase a home in the next two years, up from 22 per cent in 2009.

New research facility slated for Valcartier

Minister of National Defence Peter McKay has announced an investment in defence infrastructure in the province of Quebec at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier.

Québec Ombudsman says major changes are needed to city Police force investigative procedures

In a special report tabled in the National Assembly last week, Québec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain concludes that major changes are needed in the investigative procedure implemented in Québec for incidents involving police officers.

She states that "the status quo is neither acceptable nor in the interest of citizens, police officers, or sound governance."

School board conflicts of interest

On January 8, 2010, the National Post reported a controversial story concerning the creation of an office of the ombudsman at the Toronto District School Board. The proposal suggested the ombudsman would report to the education director, and not the board.

Federal government has announced $700 million joint investment to aid Québec’s crumbling infrastructure

The federal government has announced a total joint investment of more than $700 million to upgrade infrastructure throughout the province of Quebec.

Health Minister involved with Shannon complaints

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

A new television news report as well as tests showing the severity of water contamination near the Valcartier military base has aroused the curiosity of Quebec's health minister.

Healthcare wait times are are not humane

The Wait Time Alliance has added the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons as its 14th member.

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