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Revisiting "Closed" Debates

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Mnr. Ouellet's recent comments and letters in the press have drawn some heavy criticism from commentators and citizens, and personal attacks by Facebook groups, referring to him as being a "primate." Ah, the internet.

CEDEC develops new project to help senior workers

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) has started a new project to help workers over 55 to get back into the job market. The organization, which aims at "strengthening local economies and employability of the English-speaking community," works as an intermediary between individuals and service providers.

Plaque dispute needs resolution

In last week's QCT issue (June 16), CQSB Chairperson Stephen Burke makes the point that it never occurred to the CQSB that the installation of the 78th Fraser Highlanders plaque on St. Patrick' High School would be an affront to anyone.

Combat engineer 148th soldier to die in Afghanistan

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The number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan since operations began in 2002 now stands at 148, with the death Monday morning of a soldier based in Petawawa, Ontario.

The future of the Métis lighthouse could be decided this summer

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Historian Alexander Reford was the featured speaker at a talk held at the Morrin Centre last Thursday on the Métis lighthouse. He presented different issues related to the lighthouse's future, after giving some historical facts about the building which is located 360 kilometres from Quebec City.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

Liberal platform “coming along nicely’’

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The Liberal Party platform is ‘'coming along nicely,'' according to Navdeep Bains, Official Opposition Critic for Small Business and Tourism and Chair of Platform Development for the Liberal Party.

Official languages reports draw commissioner’s concern

Two new reports, issued within the last two weeks, highlight the concerns of Federal Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser over the impact of what he calls the government's laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service and the Canadian military.

Three new members join VEQ Board

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Three new members will join the Board of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec next year. Kathleen Poulin, Diana Stavert and Warren Thomson will replace Edward Sweeney, Stephen Burke, and Ann Martell, whose terms have come to an end. The three new members were elected at Friday's annual VEQ meeting at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

Speed limits and their enforcement

After the unification of City of Quebec, I had hopes that there would be some rationalization of the bizarre speed limits we endure every day. I'm still waiting.

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