Politics

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

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Photo: Leberal.ca

New Léger Québec Poll: 17-pt Bloc Lead

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Le Devoir is reporting on a Léger Marketing poll of Quebec voters. The Bloc has a very strong lead, and is at their 2008 level. This score is inflated, however, by the weak Liberal number. They are tied with the Tories who are also at 2008 levels.

The New Democrats are riding high at 17%, while the Greens are at only 5%.

QCGN seeks young leader in Quebec City region

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking one person aged 18 to 29 in the Quebec City region for a project to develop leadership skills among young English-speaking Quebecers.

I will get my H1N1 vaccine

I was appalled that the QTC published the letter from Diane Cunliffe ("Poison" Vaccine Madness, in which she expresses the belief that vaccines are dangerous and should not be taken) without some sort of statement from an appropriate medical authority concerning its veracity (or lack of same).

Canada must maintain its Canadian International Immunization Initiative

For many years, Canada has had a very effective program of immunizing children around the world, thus preventing deadly diseases such as measles, tetanus and tuberculosis.

Consequently, I hope the government's plan includes the necessary investments to maintain and even extend our important Canadian International Immunization Initiative.

Response to Stefan Jetchik's thoughts on assisted suicide

I read with great interest my friend Stefan Jetchik's comments in the November 11th edition of the QCT concerning the bill that is currently before the House of Commons which relates to assisted suicide.

Water system on the way; legal fight continues

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Photo: Pierre Little

A new water system, supplying 70 percent of Shannon's population with clean water, should be ‘'fully operational'' by next May, even as attorneys for plaintiffs in Shannon and the federal government continue to spar over a lawsuit filed against the government.

Another exotic night with Jean Charest

Wednesday, November 4, at Cegep Limoilou, local authorities and various institutions partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for the "Soirée Un monde à faire: Hommage à la diversité" ("A World to Build: Homage to diversity").

‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

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