Politics

Canada must maintain its Canadian International Immunization Initiative

For many years, Canada has had a very effective program of immunizing children around the world, thus preventing deadly diseases such as measles, tetanus and tuberculosis.

Consequently, I hope the government's plan includes the necessary investments to maintain and even extend our important Canadian International Immunization Initiative.

Response to Stefan Jetchik's thoughts on assisted suicide

I read with great interest my friend Stefan Jetchik's comments in the November 11th edition of the QCT concerning the bill that is currently before the House of Commons which relates to assisted suicide.

Water system on the way; legal fight continues

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Photo: Pierre Little

A new water system, supplying 70 percent of Shannon's population with clean water, should be ‘'fully operational'' by next May, even as attorneys for plaintiffs in Shannon and the federal government continue to spar over a lawsuit filed against the government.

Another exotic night with Jean Charest

Wednesday, November 4, at Cegep Limoilou, local authorities and various institutions partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for the "Soirée Un monde à faire: Hommage à la diversité" ("A World to Build: Homage to diversity").

‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

Michele Morin-Doyle takes City Council seat

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Photo: QCT archives

Michele Morin-Doyle, during her recent campaign for City Council, promised to defend the interests of each individual in her district, Trait Carre in Charlesbourg. Now, she will get that chance.

Cry me a river: compassion, commitment and leadership by government essential in Valcartier’s tainted water

Living in the shadows of a military complex

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

In February 2004, the CBC's Fifth Estate aired a story about Shannon, an Irish-Canadian village of approximately 4,000 people situated 30 kilometres north of Québec City; it is the birthplace of the late Mary O'Shea, the mother of Brian Mulroney.

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.

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