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PQ Makes Surprising Admission

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The former Parti Quebecois government admitted Thursday it never asked the Justice Department whether its proposed values charter would survi...

No Turbans on TV: Have News Anchors Failed Democracy?

Amira Elghawaby | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Amira Elghawaby

Recently, a former Quebec journalist argued that Canada's mainstream broadcasters were hypocritical for seeming to lend a sympathetic ear to those opposing the proposed Charter of Values. "Not a kippa, hijab, cross or turban in sight. Religious symbols are, quite simply, not part of the TV news uniform; never have been," wrote Micheal Dean in the Globe and Mail. And while he's right in that there are few Canadian journalists sporting symbols of their faith, the premise for his argument needs to be turned on its head. Rather than justify the Parti Québécois's bid to limit freedom of religion in its public institutions, the media's lack of representation of diverse communities must be called out for what it is: a letdown for democracy.

Why the Future of the PQ Lies With Quebec City

Michael Eugenio | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

Marois seemed panicky in attacking Couillard Tuesday at a press conference in Verdun, and in a seemingly desperate attempt, brought up Arthur Porter and Couillard's apparent close connection. The PQ is apparently planning on phasing Marois out of their election strategy, by replacing her with the more popular Bernard Drainville and his baby; la charte.

Five Reasons You Need to Fear the PQ

Tom Kott | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

They want to control what you wear. Yes, I'm talking about the Quebec Charter of Values. It will allow the state to tell you what you can and cannot wear as well as what you can and cannot say. As one Prince Arthur Herald editorial also described, it won't only affect people who are religious.

IT'S ON

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebecers will go the polls next month with the Parti Quebecois chasing a majority government that could eventually march the province towa...

PQ Open To 'Improving' Values Charter

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois says it could amend its controversial values charter based on public input it receives before submitting the minority-a...

What Harper Had To Say About Quebec's Values Charter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has predicted that the Parti Quebecois' controversial values charter will fail because of opposition within Quebec.The p...

What a Hijab-Wearing Muslim Québecoise Has to Say to Pauline Marois

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

If Quebec's charter of values is to guard us against others, then please explain what exactly happens to the thousands like me? The ones who were born and raised in this beautiful province, the eaters of poutine and joueurs d'hockey, who yes, by the way, also drape a piece of cloth over their heads or wear a turban, or a kippah, or a star around their necks.

She Has Reason To Smile

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Parti Quebecois' controversial charter of values has received the staunch support of an influential backer: a union representing the prov...

Fight Or Flight For Religious Minorities

CP | Nelson Wyatt and Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The choices for Quebec's observant religious minorities now seem to boil down to fight or flight with the release of details of Quebec's pr...

Muslim Conference Cancelled By Convention Centre

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A Muslim youth conference in Montreal, which had drawn criticism from the Parti Quebecois government, has been cancelled by the convention ...

The PQ Wants to Force Religious Quebecers Into The Closet

Irwin Cotler | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The so-called "charter of values" being contemplated by our provincial government would make a mockery of the free and open society that many of Quebec's nationalist leaders have been promoting for decades. It would force religious Quebecers "into the closet", and send the message that religious adherence is something to be ashamed of. Moreover, if religious symbols are barred from the public sphere, they and those who wear them will be rendered even more foreign and separate from the majority. Far from encouraging integration, therefore, such a ban would reinforce divisions based on religious affiliation.

Quebec Plans Back-To-Work Legislation To End Construction Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government is planning to introduce back-to-work legislation to bring an end to the province's construction strike.Labour Minister...

'These Anglos Are Crazy'

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

The Quebec Liberal party says Language Minister Diane de Courcy should fire one of her advisors because of comments he made in two articles last year....

Quebec Wants No Part Of Skills Program

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government has formally requested to be excluded from the new federal skills-training program.The province's pro-independence gove...

A Drop in Rankings Is What McGill Needs

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

The 2013 Times High Education World Reputation Rankings (WRR) were recently released. The WRR measures the best universities in the world based upon t...

Is the Montreal Gazette's Don Macpherson out to Lunch?

Beverly Akerman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada
Beverly Akerman

Don Macpherson must need a break--and badly. That's the only explanation I can come up with on the heels of his scurrilous article in Saturday's Montr...

Quebec Creates Their Own Flag Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec will create its own annual flag day to fete the Fleur-de-lis, every Jan. 21.Premier Pauline Marois made the announcement Monday on the...

PQ Shooting Suspect Speaks Out

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

The man accused in the fatal shooting outside the Parti Québécois victory rally on Sept. 4 has given another media interview. Richard H...

Most Quebecers Really Like The Maple Leaf: Poll

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - A new poll suggests that while the Parti Quebecois government seeks to remove the Canadian flag from the provincial legislature, most peopl...

PQ Bringing Home The Budget

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The new Parti Quebecois government is promising to pick a fight with Ottawa over federal payments, arguing the province is on track to be sho...

Media Bites: Marois and Quebec Got Hitched, For Richer, For Poorer

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg With Pauline Marois now officially inaugurated as the sixth separatist premier of everyone's favorite French-speaking province, you might reckon that our nation's gigantic, months-long Quebec politics bender would finally be coming to an end. Also, you might be an idiot. Speaking of not-so-smart ideas, Harper's plans to reform parliamentary pensions aren't going over so well in the media...

Strong Reader Reaction To PQ's Canadian Flag Flap

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics

It's par for the course for the Parti Quebecois, but the removal of the Canadian flag from its spot inside Quebec's National Assembly can still rub ma...

PQ Take The Oath, Take Down Canadian Flag

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Canadian flag was removed from its spot inside the Quebec legislature as members of the pro-independence Parti Quebecois took the oath of...

Is it Dutch Disease or a Central Canadian Cold?

David Gratzer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Business
David Gratzer

On Friday, Mark Carney told us that advocates of the so-called Dutch Disease theory have it wrong. A bit of data is a good thing in a heated debate. Consider Statistics Canada latest (seasonally adjusted) monthly manufacturing sales numbers covering June 2012 sales. And when you do, ask yourself a simple question: does the data support Dutch Disease -- or are we seeing a case of a Central Canadian Cold?