April 2 2014 Edition

Less than one week to Election Day

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Photo: TVA Video

On April 7, Quebecers will go to the polls to choose the next government. Premier Pauline Marois' Parti Québécois (PQ) will face off against the Liberals (PLQ) under Philippe Couillard, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under former Parti Québécois minister François Legault, and Québec Solidaire (QS), led by a coalition of Montreal-area MNA Françoise David and activist Andrés Fontecilla.

Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe play to a packed house

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Popular CBC Radio raconteur Stuart McLean and his show the Vinyl Cafe made a stop at the Capitole de Québec on March 30. Despite the stormy weather, a capacity crowd filled the theatre. As the lights dimmed, a café atmosphere settled in and pianist John Sheard played the opening melody to introduce the show. "Non Magnum Sed Parvi," said Sheard.

The PQ and the Bill 101 military exemption

On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Minister responsible for the Charter of the French Language, Diane De Courcy, with Pauline Marois by her side, announced the firm intention of the Parti Québécois to abolish the exemption to Bill 101 granted more than 30 years ago by René Lévesque to all Canadian military personnel stationed in Quebec. According to Ms.

Come celebrate Tartan Day on April 6

Photo: Photo by National Assembly photographer

April 6 is Tartan Day in Canada, a day when Scots or those of Scottish descent celebrate their heritage in a variety of ways.

In Quebec City the day marks the 10th anniversary of our first celebration after a bill was unanimously passed in the Quebec National Assembly in December 2003. See below for details regarding the origin of Tartan Day in Canada.

Quebec High School students put on Mini-Leadership Camp for St. Vincent Elementary students

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In mid-March 2014, the Quebec High School (QHS) Senior Leadership class put on a Mini-Leadership Camp for grade four St. Vincent elementary students. The camp centred on creating a long-lasting connection and bond between the older QHS students and the younger St. Vincent campers.

How Ubu Roi conquered St. Lawrence Campus

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company recently presented the play Ubu Roi. Written by French playwright Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) and directed by the company's own Suzanne Lemay, it features a Polish king and his escapades.

The worst kind of king

Lions head to Division 1 hockey championship, again!

After an impressive 5-2 road-win against the regular season champions, Cégep Lionel-Groulx, last Sunday, the St. Lawrence Lions were in a position to close the semi-final series in Ancienne-Lorette on Saturday. The men in blue got off to an electric start, striking twice on the power play to take a 2-0 lead on goals by Nicolas Lapointe.

Traffic restrictions on Grande Allée Ouest

The Ville de Québec wishes to inform the public of traffic restrictions on two streets in the Montcalm district as of Tuesday, April 1, for a period of about 10 days until the end of the day on Wednesday, April 9. The work involves the installation of water and sewer conduits for the new pavilion of the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec.

Good Friday Walk with the Cross

A Good Friday Walk with the Cross will take place in Vieux-Québec on the evening of Friday, April 18. The ecumenical and bilingual celebration features a silent and prayerful walk between the four churches of Old Quebec. The walk will start at 6:30 p.m. at Chalmers-Wesley United Church (Église Unie Saint-Pierre) located at 78, rue Sainte-Ursule. Participants will then proceed to St.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec reacts to an article in Le Soleil suggesting preparations for a future referendum

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec Jacques Drouin wishes to set the record straight concerning an article that appeared in the March 28, 2014, edition of Le Soleil suggesting preparations by his agency for the holding of a referendum in the event of a majority victory by the Parti Québécois in the upcoming April 7 provincial election.

The Chief Electoral Officer finds it regrettable and he

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