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Quebec To Balance Budget This Year, Says Finance Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Politics

"We're spending less than we're bringing in."

The Perfect Road Trip To Quebec

Theresa Albert | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Theresa Albert

My motto is and always has been "don't die before you are dead." This tenet factors into every decision I make from whether or not to go to the gym on...

Trudeau Must Intervene To Save Quebec's Public Health-Care System

Damien Contandriopoulos | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Damien Contandriopoulos

The only chance to save medicare in Quebec is a direct intervention of the federal government. We, doctors and experts, ask the new prime Minister of Canada and the federal Minister of Health to enforce the Canadian Health Act in Quebec and to cut federal health transfers until Quebec conforms.

Quebec Public Security Minister Takes Sick Leave Amid Abuse Investigation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics

"Health issues are between her and her doctor. We wish her the best for a quick recovery."

Definitive Proof Quebec City Is One Of Canada's Most Beautiful Places

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living

"La belle province," indeed.

Quebec Probes Alleged Sexual Assault By Police Against Native Women

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada

The CBC's French-language network reported that eight officers are under investigation.

Montreal: Where Past and Future Collide

Amanda Blakley | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

I decided to take our littles on an odyssey of our own, one they will recall with fondness one day (I hope). Our plan was simple: to ride the rails east from Toronto's Union Station to Montreal and spend several days exploring the historical streets.

Proposed User Fees for Health Services in Quebec Threaten Canadian Health Care

Danielle Martin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Danielle Martin

Medicare is a defining program and a source of enduring commitment from coast to coast, and all political parties claim to support the Canada Health Act. Why are we not hearing resounding denouncement of Minister Barrette's plan to "normalize" user fees from our federal politicians?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Democracy Up for Sale

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

Commerce is a desirable economic activity, but it should never force us to renounce our fundamental values. Democracy and due process of law, based on humanistic values are way above the dollar sign. The legal basis of the lawsuit of Lone Pine are incompatible with the principles of a free democratic society.

Why Should My Success Mean I Have to Pay More for Daycare

Marie-France Laurin | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Parents
Marie-France Laurin

Not only will I have to pay more than double the fee I am currently paying, other kids in the same daycare with families that have a lower income base will still pay $7.30 for the exact same service that my kids are getting. I already pay more in taxes, why do I have to pay more for the exact same service?

We Still Need to Pay Attention to Nuclear Safety in Quebec

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Remember that a few years ago, the Harper government fired Linda Keen, then President of the CNSC, because she questioned the safety of the Chalk River reactor, which produces bio-medical isotopes. By firing a person who had as her mandate the safety of citizens in nuclear matters, and who had the courage to question the laxity of nuclear industry safety, has the CNSC and the Canadian government truly protected the public?

Two Very Different NDPs Are Set to Collide This Election

Stéphane Dion | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

Caught up in its contradictions, the NDP hopes nobody will notice. There is the Sherbrooke Declaration NDP, which promises a condition-free right to opt out for the Government of Quebec. And then there is the centralist NDP, which unilaterally sets its childcare plan according to a rigid model incompatible with the contemporary practice of Canadian federalism.

7 Awesome Fall Road Trips Around Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Yelp Canada

It's decorative gourd season! Let's pumpkin spice literally everything! And hey, while we're at it, let's get out of the city to find our own great pumpkins and crisp apples, sip local ciders and ice wines, sample all the pies, and enjoy autumn's glorious show before the snow falls.

Canadian Students Call for a Response to the Refugee Crisis

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Impact
Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

In response to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, our current Canadian government has reluctantly offered some support. We shall, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accept 10,000 refugees over the next three years. As medical students committed to global health, we call into question this lukewarm commitment to such a pressing crisis and call for stronger commitments in line with Canada's values.

Quebec Unanimously Adopts Motion Condemning 'Islamophobia'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Politics

The motion condemns Islamophobia towards Muslim Quebecers, in particular Syrian refugees.

Growing Social Inequalities Are a Major Issue in Quebec

Jeff Begley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Jeff Begley

I'm going to talk to you about social inequalities. Some might think that this issue isn't important in Québec. Yet the data show a particularly disturbing growth in inequalities. In my opinion, our struggles must converge on the fight against growing social inequalities.

Quebec Vote Has No Say In Harper's Fate

Alain Miville de Chêne | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Alain Miville de Chêne

Since 1993 there were five elections, none of which were determined by Quebec's participation. None. The Quebecois vote has been meaningless federally for a long time. In 2011 Harper had only five members elected in Quebec, having had 10 in each of the previous two elections, and he still obtained a strong majority.

There Were No Clear Winners in the French Debate, But One Loser

Donald Charette | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Donald Charette

Thomas Mulcair, head of the NDP, has not been able to use any of the leaders' debates to stop his party's loss of momentum, making him the loser of this first meeting in French. Stephen Harper and Gilles Duceppe performed well, whereas Justin Trudeau stumbled on several occasions and had his worst debate performance since the beginning of the election campaign. The wearing of the niqab and the constitutional question sharply divided the federal party leaders and created some lively exchanges.

Last Bloc Standing: Fighting To Retain BQ's Last Seat

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's current longest-serving federal politician acknowledges this could be the fight of his life.

Plain Tobacco Packaging Targets the Basic Rights of Businesses

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Beyond the war of statistics, the principles of liberty and personal responsibility must be brought back to the heart of discussions about tobacco consumption, or consumption of any other product deemed "harmful" to one's health. You don't need to be a radical libertarian to start to ask some serious questions regarding the tendency of certain groups to want to regiment all aspects of people's lives under the pretext of protecting their health.

PQ Set To Renew Sovereignty Push Before 2018 Quebec Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"We will take the appropriate steps to ensure we demonstrate the advantages and benefits of Quebec independence."

How Francophone and Anglophone Media Cover the Federal Election in Quebec

Miguel Tremblay | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Miguel Tremblay

The language and independence issues are where there is the biggest media divide. Satire also differs in each language. The French [political] humour is more cynical. It's more ironic on the English side, more British I would say.

Parents and Students Feel Betrayed by the CSDM

Nanci Murdock | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Parents
Nanci Murdock

After meeting their teachers, greeting their friends and choosing their desks, at the end of the school day almost 150 students were told they were no longer welcome at their school. Many of the children had attended, with their siblings, the school for years.

St-Rémi Residents Fed Up With 6-Month Boil-Water Advisory

CBC | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada

In February, a water-quality test showed the presence of fecal coliform.

Mulcair Is Putting Canada At Risk By Pandering to Separatists

Hon. Navdeep Bains | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Hon. Navdeep Bains

All Canadians, regardless of their home province, want a principled federal Government that gets things done, not one that panders, not one that is reckless, and certainly not one that lowers the bar for the break-up of our country. Thomas Mulcair hopes to woo separatists into voting NDP and he's putting the healed wounds of our national unity at risk to do so. Our country is at a crossroads. After nearly a decade of Harper they are hungry for real change and a positive new course.