October 31 2012 Edition

News Digest for October 31, 2012

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Justin Trudeau visits Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Justin Trudeau, Liberal MP for Papineau and, as of October 2, 2012, a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada, was in Quebec City on ​​October 24 and 25.

Quebec Art Company preparing for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Photo: Sharon MacLeod

Rehearsals are well underway for Quebec Art Company's fall production of the American classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
This powerful, highly charged Pulitzer prize-winning drama was playwright Tennessee William's personal favourite creation, and for good reason.

The Setting: one of the largest cotton plantations on the Mississippi Delta.
The Era: 1950s.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Writers of a feather, flock together at QuebeCrime Festival


A full weekend of conferences, panel discussions, book signings and CSI simulations made for a second successful QuebeCrime Festival, a unique event in this country.

Grand Chief Konrad Siouï easily re-elected


On October 26, Grand Chief Konrad Siouï was voted in for a second consecutive four-year term as the leader of the Huron-Wendat nation in Wendake by a massive majority. His 1,241 votes, well over Luc Lainé at 262, Kino Gros-Louis at 54 and Michel A. Gros-Louis at 37, give the Grand Chief a strong sense of unified support for his new mandate.

Interview with the accused Charles Chambers, Part 2

On November 1, 2 and 3, Charles Chambers, the leader of the "Cap-Rouge bandits," will be on trial for crimes he was accused of from 1831 to 1835. Before the trial, the QCT was able to have an exclusive interview with Luc Nicole-Labrie, impersonator of the accused Charles Chambers. This is the second part of the interview.

QCT: Mr.

Cégep Garneau welcomes Swedish crime writer Mons Kallentoft


Cégep Garneau students filled the science demonstration room to maximum capacity in order to see Mons Kallentoft, a Swedish crime writer in Quebec City for the QuebeCrime Festival.

"It is the first time that Garneau has an author here from the Crime Festival so we're really happy to be able to do this.

A look at the QCWC Book Fair

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Two community book exchange events ‘book-end' the Quebec City calendar - the Quebec City Reading Council's Book Swap in March and the Quebec City Women's Club Book Fair in October.

The Songs of Nick Drake in concert

The Songs Of Nick Drake tour will give audiences a rare chance to experience Nick Drake's music played by a host of Canada's finest musicians, with a string quintet playing the original arrangements that were written for Nick's albums by his friend Robert Kirby. To add to the intimacy and warmth of the music, most of these concerts take place in old churches.

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