November 28 2007 Edition

Mayoral Election on December 2

From a field of 15 candidates, two have emerged as the clear frontrunners in the race for Quebec City mayor, according to a poll in this Tuesday's Le Soleil.

Quebec City's English-speakers send CanWest Global a message:

stick to local programming commitment

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Voice of English-speaking Quebec is calling on its 1,000 members and the community at large to speak out against CanWest Global's cuts to its local television station and to protest the corporation's failure to deliver on a promise of locally-produced regional programming.

Kebs flying high at St. Patrick's

Thirty years of championship pennants hang high on the walls of the St Patrick's High School gym. At centre court, head coach Charles Dubé is explaining the finer points of crossing the international date line to the Quebec City Kebekwas. The Kebs will soon be flying to Singapore for two matches against a top Chinese team.

Beat on the Street

Porcupine Tree returns

Let's start this week off heavy! If you were at the Porcupine Tree show back in October then you may have caught the opening act, Three, which blew the crowd off their chairs and onto their feet!

Jeffery Hale services are growing

holland_building.jpgJeffery Hale Community Services in English, previously known as Holland Centre, is growing.

Francophones have help from commissioner of official languages for court challenge

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The Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) is taking the federal government to court over its dismantling of the Court Challenges Program.

The FCFA filed an affidavit back in September. The organization is headed to court on January 21 and 22, 2008.

Challenge to linguistic rights is a true test of democracy

Editorial

The volunteers and employees of the Canadian Court Challenges Program have remained faithful to the cause. They still believe in the program that allows equality rights and language rights test cases to make their slow and costly way through our court system.

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