Canada. Québec

The Green Fund: An Important Tool For Quebec's Sustainable Development

David Heurtel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Politics
David Heurtel

In Quebec, all revenue from the carbon market is reinvested in implementing the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan for projects that will result in reducing GHG emissions, but that will also enable Quebec society to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Many Canadians Don't Realize They're Part Of A Majority-Minority

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

There are multiple ways to identify as a minority in Canada with language, ethnic, religious and/or racial/racialized status amongst the principal basis. Even if in certain situations you identify as a minority, that may not be how you're seen by others and/or how you feel in day-to-day interaction.

Justice Can Be Achieved Without Speech-Chilling Human Rights Commissions

John Carpay | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
John Carpay

Long before human rights commissions, the common law provided victims of false accusations with a real remedy to protect their reputation: defamation. When someone says something about you that is false and that hurts your standing in the community, you can seek and obtain monetary compensation.

What Are The Safest Cities In Canada?

YPNextHome | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

The safety of an area is always top of mind when searching for a new home. Statistics Canada recently released their study on police-reported crimes in 2015. The 2015 report examines the Crime Severity Index (CSI), which measures the volume as well as the seriousness of each crime in comparison to others.

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Howard Anglin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

Even before Canada's Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a "ground-breaking" and "historic" agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. One key omission was immediately evident. When it comes to alcohol, the agreement will establish "a working group on alcoholic beverages, which will explore opportunities to improve trade in beer, wine and spirits across Canada."

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

'Tribe' Created To Save Taxes Disrespects Indigenous Struggles

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Liam Massaubi

This group thinks Aboriginal Peoples are getting a free ride with status cards and tax exemptions (limited, and specific) and they want in on it. Do these people not realize that Aboriginal Peoples do pay taxes? If not, it is unlikely they have thought further about the history of cards and tax exemptions.

Canada Lacks A Definite Narrative About Who Founded The Country

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada
Jack Jedwab

Canada does not appear to possess a definitive or authoritative narrative that properly connects when and by whom the country was founded. While surveys reveal that most Canadians believe that 1867 is the founding date of Canada many of those same people think the First Nations are amongst the founding peoples.

Quebec Driver Jumps In River To Avoid Breathalyzer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada

He also stole a pair of firefighter's pants.

Quebec Separatists See New Hope After Brexit Vote

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics

A Quebec referendum is unlikely for several years.

Untold Stories Of Quebec City's Greatest Attractions

Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living

The untold stories of some of Quebec City's most impressive landmarks.

The Case For Publicly Funded Home And Long-Term Care

Réjean Hébert | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Réjean Hébert

Funding home care and long-term care is fast becoming the main challenge of our outdated medicare system -- a system developed in the mid-twentieth century for a young population that mostly required acute care from hospitals and physicians. But that need is changing rapidly with our aging population.

12 Reasons Quebec Is Right For Any Kind Of Traveller

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

From world-class cities, filled with museums and galleries, to rural towns, scattered with small vineyards producing award-winning wine; from bustling streets to deserted beaches; from parks so vast you can wander alone for days to music festivals so big you'll meet people from around the world -- this is Quebec.

Pssst...5 Secret Attractions In Québec City

Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

There’s the attractions everyone visits while in Québec City and then there’s these hidden gems

Québec City's Nature Excursions Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Nothing is better than chasing waterfalls, traversing bridges or taking sunset strolls alongside wild animals in one of Quebec City's nature attractions.

No Community Should Have To Publicly Denounce Extremism

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

By virtue of a shared language, religion, skin colour or ethnic background, should we feel compelled to publicly denounce an individual that commits a criminal offence? Is it fair to assume that the absence of such a denunciation implies a tacit endorsement of the offender?

Immigrants Feel As Canadian As The Rest Of Us

Jack Jedwab | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

Some observers insist that Canada's multicultural policies encourage newcomers to maintain their attachment to their countries of origin. This in turn makes it difficult for them to establish a proper connection with Canada. Defenders of this view rarely provide supporting empirical evidence.

Move Over Indiana Jones, This Quebec Teen Just Uncovered A Lost City

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

A Quebec teen’s interest in ancient Mayans has led to an incredible discovery. William Gadoury, 15, is credited with finding an ancient lost city...

Driving Ridesharing Out Of Quebec

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

While the city of Toronto passes rules to make it easy for ride-sharing companies to operate legally, the province of Quebec is set to make it so difficult that it chases those companies away. If the government does drive Uber out, it would constitute a significant harm to the thousands of Uber drivers, and hundreds of thousands of Uber riders, in the province.

Corporate Welfare Is Bad For National Unity

Aaron Wudrick | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Aaron Wudrick

Corporate welfare teaches companies and regions that what's important is about getting your "fair cut" of "free" money. And when your cut isn't perceived as fair, it can turn a wasteful policy into a corrosive, emotional weapon to be used by those with regional grievances.

A Distinctly Canadian Approach To Physician-Hastened Death

Harvey Max Chochinov | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Harvey Max Chochinov

One would hope that every patient whose angst expresses itself as a wish to die would have access to palliative care expertise, including a thorough and detailed evaluation of the physical, psychosocial, existential and spiritual drivers motivating their request for hastened death.

A Cautionary Tale For Tourists Unwittingly Packing Pathogens

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Although we may believe ourselves to be nothing more than visitors, when it comes to infectious disease, we may play a much greater role than believed. It's why a visit to a travel doctor both before and after the trip is not only a good idea, but also may help to preserve an environment for the future.

Steamy Date Ideas For A Trip To Old Quebec

Posted 04.16.2016 | Canada Living

For a romantic getaway with European charm, head to Old Québec where you can find charming cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and intimate French bistros right here on our own continent.

Have A Whale Of A Time Whale-Watching

Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living

Five ways to have a whale of a time while trying to catch a glimpse of Shamu.

Why The Maritime Regions Of Québec Are The Best Summer Vacation Destinations

Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living

The maritime region in Quebec, Canada is rich in scenery, wildlife, culture and culinary discoveries that are just waiting to take your breath away.