Politics

What Quebec City’s English-speakers want from Canada’s next government

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Photo: Scott French

On the eve of Tuesday’s federal election, the QCT asked people in Quebec’s English-speaking community about the issues they feel are most important for Canada’s new government to address.

Parents waiting to pick up their children from Holland School on the Thursday before the long weekend offered a variety of answers, from Afghanistan to health care in the province.

Bad day for an election

Of all the days of the year Stephen Harper could have picked for our next election, why did he pick the one he did?
The day following National Thanksgiving Monday.

By acting thus, the primest of all ministers has in all probability incurred the wrath of an entire segment of his electorate: the Quebec south shore summer cottage community.

Quebec-Centre shapes up as two‑horse race

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Photo: Scott French

A new direction for the West in the Muslim world

In light of Barak Obama’s recent trip around the world to shore up his foreign policy credentials, it brings to mind certain musings about what shape or form the foreign policy in an Obama-led White House would take.

Jean Talon by-election overshadowed by federal and American races, despite high-profile candidate

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Photo: Scott French

Any other year, the provincial by-election in Jean-Talon would be front-page news. With Health Minister Yves Bolduc attempting to legitimize his position in the eyes of the electorate by gaining a seat in the legislature, the campaign has the makings of a juicy story.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Photo: Natural Ressources Canada/Atlas of Canada

Health Agency Approves Plan for Semi-Autonomous Seniors’ Residence Next to St. Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Scott French

Plans for a new alternative residence for semi-autonomous seniors to be built next to St. Brigid’s retirement home are coming closer to fruition. The plans for the facility were approved by the Agence regional de santé on July 3 and must now be approved by the Ministry of Health before construction takes place.

Tory Road Map Replaces Grit Action Plan On Official Languages

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Three weeks following Off icial Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, which blasted the Harper government’s lack of an action plan on official languages, the federal government responded with a five-year “Road Map” on Canadian bilingualism.  The plan involves a boost in funding to $1.1 billion over fi ve years.

Anti-war protesters

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Anti-war protesters heckle and boo participants in the July 3 military parade celebrating Quebec City’s heritage.
Surête du Québec riot police lined the sidewalks.

Answering the call?

Message from the Afghan mission

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