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Elections 2019 – Vote for a leader or a platform?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

In an article published in the QCT just before the 2015 federal election, I wrote: “Canada is not the Canada of which I was a proud citizen until recently. It has been fundamentally changed for the worse by the current Conservative government. I plan to vote Liberal.”

Grand Dadventures on Mount Wright

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Photo: Jarryd Smith

Dadventures, a new Wellness Centre initiative to support men raising children, got off to an exciting start in late September with a drizzly-but-fun hike up Mount Wright (Parc du Mont Wright). The 15 eager participants included five dads, one grandad and nine excited children from 10 months to eight years old.

Alice Evelyn (née Ross) AIRD

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Alice Evelyn (née Ross) Aird passed away peacefully after a long illness in the Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville, Ontario, on Oct. 1, 2019.

Community Calendar

Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. – VEQ Out and About visits the Musée de la civilisation. Members of the community ages 50 and over are invited to join us as we discover the exhibits at the Museum of Civilization on Rue Dalhousie. Free admission, and transportation. Departing from the Jeffery Hale Pavilion at 10 a.m. with the possibility of pick-up at your home. Contact Catherine at 418-683-2366, ext.

St. Pat’s Junior football team at the door of the playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High Junior football team is one step away from making the playoffs, in the RSEQ Eastern Conference. On Oct. 12, the Fighting Irish Juniors won 27-8 over the Corsaires from École secondaire of Pointe-Lévy, on the south shore.

Université Laval football and women’s rugby news

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Photo: Nathalie Martin - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team played one good half of football and that was all it needed on Oct. 12 to cruise to an easy 39-3 win over McGill University at Montreal’s Percival-Molson Stadium.

Remparts hockey, Bataillon football and Capitales baseball news

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Photo: Luc Lang from QCT archives

The Quebec Remparts, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, are having a great start to the month of October. After wins in Charlottetown and Saint John earlier this month, the Diables Rouges came back home this past weekend and won both games.

Paul-Hus defends big majority in Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles would seem to be one of the most solid Conservative seats in Quebec. Pierre Paul-Hus won the riding in 2015 by 22 points and nearly 10,000 votes.

It was a great day for the CQSB Cross-Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The weather was ideal for the annual Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross-Country Run on Oct. 5. For the 23rd edition, some 525 runners and many supporters assembled at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy.

Standards have changed for politicians’ unimpeachable conduct

The word “unimpeachable” has taken on new meaning in the context of the current malaise in government visited on our cousins south of the border. Officially, according to my beloved brick of a Webster’s, unimpeachable is defined as “cannot be doubted, questioned or discredited; blameless; irreproachable.”

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