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Police Hunt Kidnapping Suspect

Quebec provincial police are searching for a kidnapping suspect in a wooded area in Terrebonne, 30 kilometres north of Montreal.      The owner of a tanning salon in Terrebonne called police this mor...
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Fighting For the Right to Party All night

The question of how cities regulate night-time behaviour is a very old one, but it has emerged as the focus of innovative thinking in the last two decades. The conflict between a growing market of young people demanding late-night entertainment and gentrified homeowners complaining about noise is being handled in various ways across the country.

Manifesto for an Inclusive Quebec (English Translation)

We are a collective from the fields of law, philosophy and journalism that citizens of all orientations and origins have sought to join. Among us are separatists, federalists and "agnostics" with regards to the constitutional future of Quebec. It is with great concern that we commit these words to denounce the Quebec Charter of Values ​​(formerly the Charter of Secularism ) project, announced by the Parti Québécois government.
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Montreal Italians Upset Over Ad

Some members of Montreal's Italian community are upset over a TV ad which they say negatively associates them with corruption. The ad was paid for by Montreal's blue collar union and shows...
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Please Don't Poach Quebec's Doctors in Our Time of Need

Dear Lakeridge Health, This week, you started a direct mail campaign targeting Quebec doctors, medical residents, and medical students. I agree with your nearly 500 "likers" on Facebook: it's one great ad. But I'm writing to ask you if things aren't tough enough here in Quebec right now without you Ontarians trying to lure away our professionals? Who suffers most directly if our doctors and medical students leave? (Hint: it's not the PQ!)
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No More Oil Means No More Smartphones

Filling up at the gas station is certainly one of the ways to use oil that is most familiar to us. But guess what: of all the oil we use, only 43 per cent goes to fueling our cars. Given this, can we seriously consider ending our "dependence on oil", as some would suggest? Someone who wants to stop using oil will have to say goodbye to smart phones, ballpoint pens, candlelight, clothing made of synthetic fibers, glasses, toothpaste, tires (including those on bicycles), and thousands of other products made from plastic, a petroleum derivative. Good luck with that program.
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Who Owns The Roads?

MONTREAL - A high-profile ticketing blitz, a string of deadly accidents, and a dispute over the rules of the road this summer suggests Montreal cycling is experiencing some growing pains.Montreal's 60...
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Epic Views On Mont-Royal

Mont-Royal, just west of downtown Montreal, is one of Montreal’s most recognizable landmarks. This hill is a tableau on which to watch the changing seasons, from spring blooms to changing autumn leave...

At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.
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Seven Reasons to Visit Montreal this Summer

Civilized would be an understatement when it comes to Montreal, a city where you're not allowed to build a building higher than Mont Royal Park and where, during the annual Jazz Festival, two thirds of the (over 100) jazz, rock, blues, reggae, soul, and other bands play for free. Here are six other great things to do in Montreal in the summer.
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Train Cars Had A Bad Record

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Police say they're treating the Lac-Megantic disaster area as a "crime scene" and they could lay charges in connection with a tragedy that has killed 15 people and left dozens mis...
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Learn From Laval and Montreal -- Limit Mayoral Terms

I believe the time has come for the National Assembly of Quebec to legislate a limit on a mayor's tenure in the province's cities. As in many other jurisdictions, two terms are more than sufficient, whereas clinging to power for extended periods of time leads to cronyism and conspiracy as has been well demonstrated by the Montreal and Laval experience!
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Meet Montreal's New Interim Mayor

MONTREAL - Montreal's new interim mayor is making what passes for a bold prediction these days for a politician in this city: he's confident his offices won't be targeted in any police raids.Laurent B...
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Waiting On Word

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has resigned in the wake of corruption charges being laid against him, although he maintains he is innocent. "Being mayor of Montreal is not a task one can do while d...
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Marois: Montreal Mayor Should Resign

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum should step down following his arrest this morning. "He does not have a choice, he should resign," said Marois at a news conference...

The Sketchbook Project Brings Art to the Masses

The Sketchbook Project is a collection of more than 27,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries. The crowd-funded project, dubbed a traveling library of artists' sketchbooks, started in 2010 and invites people -- artistic or not -- to tell their stories by filling and donating sketchbooks.
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Major Raids Net 100,000 Pills

A major drug bust this morning by nearly 400 officers from Montreal, Laval and 10 other police departments in Quebec has resulted in the seizure more than 600,000 designer drug pills and 40 arrests....
Montreal is Quebec's largest city and the second largest municipality in Canada. It is one of two large islands in the St. Lawrence River and takes its name from Mount Royal, a large hill in the centre of the city. It was the site of a bustling Mohawk town when first visited by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1535. In the century that followed, missionaries settled the area and the town became a key link in Canada's fur trade. Today, Montreal is a cultural hub of film festivals, comedy clubs and city-wide bilingualism. It's home to the Just For Laughs international comedy festival, Osheaga, and Cirque du Soleil. It's also home of the Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Alouettes.