Politics

Continentalism and Québec Sovereignty

I often ask myself the question: What earthly good do the Parti Québécois and the Bloc Québécois think they're doing within the context of today's post-modern political landscape?

Healthcare wait times are are not humane

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

Federal Cabinet Members come to Quebec for a Soirée Bleue

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Photo: Nelson Peters

This past Thursday an elegant crowd gathered at the Chateau Laurier to welcome the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josee Verner as well as Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice.

Higher voter turnout improves democracy

Canada will have a great opportunity to improve its democratic process and the electoral turnout rate during the next federal elections.

Indeed, during the ballot, the Government will again have the opportunity to consult Canadians on several major issues.

Quebec Government Set to Initiate Public Debate on the “Right to Die”

The Quebec government has agreed to open public debate on the so-called "right to die," by establishing a non-partisan ad hoc commission mandated to seek public and expert opinion on the issue.

“Sovereignists want Québec to defy Supreme Court ruling on Bill 104”

In Montreal a downtown rally last month kicked off "a vast campaign of public mobilization" designed to pressure the Quebec National Assembly to declare it will defy an Oct. 22 decision on English-language schooling in Quebec handed down by Canada's highest court, prominent Quebec nationalist Mario Beaulieu said ... The court declared Bill 104 unconstitutional.

Supreme Court of Canada rules class actions not the appropriate procedure to quash municipal by-laws

A deeply-divided Supreme Court of Canada recently held that a class action is not an appropriate procedure to challenge the validity of a municipal by-law in a ruling that may have an impact for all common law provinces even though the decision dealt with the Quebec provincial regime for class action authorization.

Michael Ignatieff gave speech at Université Laval

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Photo: Leberal.ca

New Léger Québec Poll: 17-pt Bloc Lead

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Le Devoir is reporting on a Léger Marketing poll of Quebec voters. The Bloc has a very strong lead, and is at their 2008 level. This score is inflated, however, by the weak Liberal number. They are tied with the Tories who are also at 2008 levels.

The New Democrats are riding high at 17%, while the Greens are at only 5%.

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