Quebec Shooting

Suspect Dead After Quebec Standoff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada

KUUJJUAK, Que. - Members of a small northern Quebec community were reeling Sunday after a police officer was shot and killed Saturday night while resp...

Quebec Shooting Suspect Refuses French-Speaking Psychiatrist

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting has refused to speak to a French-speaking psychiatrist, causing a delay in his case.Ric...

Accused Gunman Says Jesus Sent Him To Stop Separatism

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The accused Quebec election-night shooter is being sent for a psychiatric evaluation after delivering a lengthy rant in court Friday about ...

Why Are Arcade Fire and Celine Dion Joining Forces?

The Huffington Post Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire and Celine Dion are joining forces. No, it's not a masterplan to destroy hipster minds everywhere. Rather, the pair will be part of a g...

Quebec Shooting Survivor: 'I Thought I Was Dead'

CBC | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada

Dave Courage, the man who survived being shot at the Sept. 4 Parti Québécois victory rally, said he only thought about his children after being stru...

He Feared Financial Impact Of PQ Win: Friends

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada

LA CONCEPTION, Que. - The man accused in the fatal shooting at a Parti Quebecois victory bash feared that anything but a Liberal election win would hu...

Heavy Security Around Quebec Shooting Victim's Funeral

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A humble lighting technician was honoured in a civic funeral attended by people with fame and power, as churchgoers mourned his death in a ...

What Shooting Victim's Family Thinks Of Suspect

CBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada

The mother of the man shot and killed at the Parti Québécois victory party earlier this week in Montreal says the family has no anger toward the man...

Security At PQ Victory Party Called Weak

CBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada

The master of ceremonies at the Parti Québécoisvictory party Tuesday night in Montreal is criticizing the security team assigned to the premier-desi...

Hey Harper, Take the PQ Win as a Chance to Step it Up

Deborah Coyne | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

The advent of a PQ government in Quebec is both a challenge and an opportunity for Canada. This is a time for renewed national leadership that reaches out to Canadians to offers an overarching vision for Canada in the 21st century -- one where a strong federal government works with the provinces. I look forward to working with Quebecers and all Canadians to build a 21st century Canada -- one Canada, for all Canadians.

Pauline Marois Is More Quebec's Prisoner Than its Leader

Conrad Black | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

The brilliance of the result of the Quebec election is in the rejection of the government without any real endorsement of the Parti Quebecois or its program. The apparent, emergent premier, the desperately unimpressive Pauline Marois, a bag lady where some distinguished statesmen have preceded her, is, politically speaking, a prisoner in her own body. The PQ barely squeezed ahead of the Liberals, in votes and parliamentary strength, while fudging whether they would even hold a referendum on an ambiguous question. This is a cruel, vegetative state for Ms. Marois, a strident separatist. This brilliant election changed governments without breaking any furniture or burning any bridges.

Media Bites: Auto-Tweets After a Shooting? Coverage Should Fit the Crime

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg As a man lay dead and Canadians sat glued to their social media feeds patiently awaiting updates on the appalling violence that struck Tuesday night's Parti Quebecois victory rally, the trickle of breaking news from the nation's top commentators was frequently interrupted by cryptically off-topic offerings from otherwise credible sources. If nothing else, it was a reminder of the perils of setting up one of those time-delayed auto-tweeters.

Why the Parti Quebecois Has Far From Won

Pierre Luc Brisson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Pierre Luc Brisson

The Parti Quebecois' slim victory has a bitter taste this morning, made even worse because of the sad and deplorable events in Montreal. This victory does not give the PQ the margin it needs to carry out its platform. Yesterday's disappointing results reflect well the mood of a very unenthusiastic population and separatist electorate that are still struggling to see themselves as part of the party that will form the next government, despite nine years of Liberal rule.

Can Quebec Move Past its Teenage Angst?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

This is no longer the Quebec of the Quiet Revolution. This province is willing to be loud about what it does and does not want. The problem is; it still needs to figure out what it is and what it isn't. And then shots were fired. And we all collectively gasped and came to our senses. Today, we hopefully all take a step back. There's an existential crisis brewing. A province realizing it's not necessarily the open, welcoming, progressive place it thought it was; a people grappling with questions of identity, inclusiveness. This is a society in real flux. A society that is, in some ways, holding on to the last vestiges of a past that defined what it became, but can no longer allow it to become what it must. Quebec is experiencing major growing pains.

A History Of Violence

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Whether or not the fatal shooting outside the Parti Quebecois victory party turns out to be related to politics, it serves as a pointed remin...

Marois Responds To Shooting That May Have Been Attempt On Her Life

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Charges are expected soon in a shooting that may have targeted Quebec's premier-in-waiting, an act that has sent shockwaves across Canada a...

Post-Shooting, Let's Forget Politics

Jo Perron-Simpson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Jo Perron-Simpson

Last night during Pauline Marois' victory speech a tragic shooting left us all speechless. This is the moment where one needs to pause, not the moment to start pointing fingers at whomever or whatever. It is the moment where we must stop, take a step back from the electoral fervor, forget our political and historic baggage to mourn the death of an innocent man who was only doing his job, who wasn't even there for a political rally, but simply to earn a living.

Quebec Shooting Suspect Not A Montrealer

CBC | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Police say Richard Henry Bain from Mont Tremblant is the suspect arrested after a shooting that left a 48-year-old man dead and another man critically...

'Canadian' Shooting Draws International Eyes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A politically related shooting that cut short the victory party of Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois is drawing international attention...

TWITTER REACTS: 1 Dead In PQ Victory Speech Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Celebration turned to horror as a man opened fire during a victory speech by PQ leader Pauline Marois in Montreal Tuesday night. The Parti Quebecoi...

WATCH: PQ Leader Rushed Off Stage After Shots Fired, One Killed

CP | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - What should have been an historic moment in Quebec — the election of its first woman premier — was tainted Tuesday night as an angry ye...

Shootout In Quebec Badly Injures 2

CBC | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada

A pair of assailants in balaclavas walked into an Italian bar and café in east-end Montreal early Wednesday morning and opened fire on two men, wound...

3 Wounded In Quebec Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada

Three people have been shot at a house in Quebec's Laurentians region. One person was seriously wounded with life-threatening injuries to the head,...