August 30 2017 Edition

The Philanthropist “one Hale of a story”

Photo: Normand Brassard
A philanthropist, according to the Oxford English Dictionary,  is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others.” The Philanthropist, a multimedia presentation based on the life and work of acclaimed Quebec City philanthropist Jeffery Hale, is a fitting tale to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Jeffery Hale Hospital.
The multimedia presentatio

New citizens welcomed at Gare du Palais

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Photo: Institute for Canadian Citizenship/Samuel Tessier

All aboard the citizenship train! Some 30 new citizens from 15 countries swore their allegiance to Canada at a ceremony in the historic Gare du Palais in Quebec City last Thursday.

Franco-Ontarians to get new university

As Quebec marks 40 years of Bill 101, some observers predict the end - or at least a gradual drift into folklorism - is nigh for the first founding European tongue of the nation. While it may be true that French is on the decline across Canada, there is one place where a trend suggests otherwise.

Dear Editor,

In the latest edition of the QCT, covering the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, a picture of a man in red robes marching in the annual parade, probably dressed as Cardinal de Richelieu, was labelled as portraying “Cardinal François de Laval.” Saint François de Laval, first bishop of Québec, although frequently confused with Cardinal de Richelieu, was never a cardinal.

Hidden English History in Saguenay, Part 3: Why so hidden?

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Quebec City resident Evan Price’s ancestors helped build the Saguenay region. Although one of the principal streets in Chicoutimi is known as Rue Price, it’s hard to see other traces of the Anglophone legacy in the city. “There is a monument to my family in Chicoutimi, near the church, but I’m not surprised you didn’t see it,” he says. “It’s kind of hidden.”

Dear Editor,

The Council of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) adopted its 2017-2018 Budget during its regular meeting held on August 23rd, 2017. In so doing, they also adopted the school tax rate.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
A most ludicrous incident transpired one night recently. It appears that two sprightly and beautiful young ladies were visiting their cousin, a young lady who, like her guests, was of that happy age which turns everything into merriment.

Boulevard Laurier and Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier

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Photo: Bill Cox
There are two streets in Quebec City named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Laurier was born in 1841 in the town of Saint-Lin in the Laurentians, some 50 kilometres north of Montreal. He was the prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and the first French-Canadian to hold this office. 

Dear Editor,

Right now, the federal government is reviewing the Navigation Protection Act—that’s the law that should give all Canadians the right to paddle up and down this land’s waterways. That right is very important to me.

Congratulations to McGill Community Leadership Bursary recipients

Last April, Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, launched a call for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.
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