Politics

H1N1, Hockey and Social Privilege

Last week, the Calgary Flames managed to obtain the much coveted H1N1 vaccine whilst supplies were running short and others more in need were made to wait. After this information became public, national outcry soon ensued. Many pointed to this as another example of celebrities receiving more favourable treatment than the rest of the Canadian populace.

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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A Tax-effective Stimulus to Strengthen Canada’s Charities

The government's fiscal stimulus plan has provided crucial funding for Canada's economy during this global economic and financial crisis. While a few not-for-profit organizations have benefited directly from the fiscal stimulus plan, Canada's hospitals, universities, social service agencies and arts and cultural organizations are facing fundraising challenges.

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.

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