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Possible police state - bill C-6: Consumer Product Safety Act

Bill C-6, the Government's proposed Consumer Product Safety Act, is now before the Senate. Last Thursday, I tabled amendments to the powers of an inspector under the bill. The Government wants those amendments rejected. I would like to set the record straight about why those amendments are necessary to protect Canadians.

New Nordiques a no-go le but!

‘'Le But'' of certain higher ups in city government and perhaps certain local business interests is to find several hundred million dollars or so to prove once and for all that Quebec City is not, as the Commissioner or President or whatever he is called said the last time we had a big league hockey team, ‘'the smallest market in professional sports.''

Boutique de Noël has “secret passage” to holiday treats

Photo: Ken Shcankler

Le passage secret lay before them, the five-year-old girl and her younger brother entering the mystery corridor they believed would take them to Santa Claus and the North Pole, but only if they had been good.

Important project at DDO School honors Valcartier soldiers in Afghanistan


The parents, staff and students of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School honoured soldiers in Afghanistan during an afternoon ceremony at the school Dec. 8.

The school band played the Canadian national anthem, after which principal Emily Lagloire gave a speech in English and French highlighting the strong connection between C.F.B. Valcartier and the school.

Higher voter turnout improves democracy

Canada will have a great opportunity to improve its democratic process and the electoral turnout rate during the next federal elections.

Indeed, during the ballot, the Government will again have the opportunity to consult Canadians on several major issues.

Supreme Court of Canada rules class actions not the appropriate procedure to quash municipal by-laws

A deeply-divided Supreme Court of Canada recently held that a class action is not an appropriate procedure to challenge the validity of a municipal by-law in a ruling that may have an impact for all common law provinces even though the decision dealt with the Quebec provincial regime for class action authorization.

Michael Ignatieff gave speech at Université Laval


Olympic Torch carried through Base Valcartier this past week

Photo: Imagery team CFB Valcartier

The olympic torch continues its way west toward the 2010 games in Vancouver after making stops last week in the Old City and at the Valcartier military base.

The torch then made stops in Trois Rivieres, Drummondville and Sherbrooke, among other Quebec locales this week before heading to the Montreal area.

German Christmas Market in better location this year


Three days of festivities, including three concerts, helped draw strong attendance to the second German Christmas Market, held last weekend at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Simons Family’s Tourny fountain gift is being repaired

Tourny_Fountain3color.jpgThe famous Tourny fountain, donated by Peter Simons in 2007 to mark the celebration of the city's 400th anniversary, is in need of repairs.