Quebec

  • Crown prosecutor Marie-Helene Giroux talks with reporters in Montreal on October 9, 2013. A Crown prosecutor in Quebec says she wants concrete evidence that Arthur Porter is dead before dropping fraud charges against him.Marie-Helene Giroux tells The Canadian Press she needs official confirmation and corroborating proof that the 59-year-old Porter died in a Panamanian hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
    Quebec anti-corruption squad heading to Panama to get evidence of Porter death The Canadian Press - 37 minutes ago

    Two investigators with Quebec's anti-corruption squad will travel to Panama to make sure Arthur Porter, wanted in Canada on fraud charges, is actually dead, the head … More »Quebec anti-corruption squad heading to Panama to get evidence of Porter death

    Crown prosecutor Marie-Helene Giroux talks with reporters in Montreal on October 9, 2013. A Crown prosecutor in Quebec says she wants concrete evidence that Arthur Porter is dead before dropping fraud charges against him.Marie-Helene Giroux tells The Canadian Press she needs official confirmation and corroborating proof that the 59-year-old Porter died in a Panamanian hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    Two investigators with Quebec's anti-corruption squad will travel to Panama to make sure Arthur Porter, wanted in Canada on fraud charges, is actually dead, the head of the unit said Thursday. Robert Lafreniere said his office has received "no official confirmation" from Panamanian authorities about reports the well-known …

  • Lighthouses suffer under wait for heritage announcement
    Parks Canada releases list of 74 newly-designated heritage lighthouses The Canadian Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    A five-year process aimed at preserving a key part of Canada's marine history culminated in the release Thursday of a list from Parks Canada naming 74 lighthouses in … More »Parks Canada releases list of 74 newly-designated heritage lighthouses

    Lighthouses suffer under wait for heritage announcement

    A five-year process aimed at preserving a key part of Canada's marine history culminated in the release Thursday of a list from Parks Canada naming 74 lighthouses in seven provinces that have been granted heritage status. The structures that will be preserved under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act include 21 lighthouses …

  • Asbestos revisions on Health Canada website not significant, government says The Canadian Press - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    Recent changes to the way Health Canada describes health risks associated with asbestos exposure are not significant, the federal government said Thursday even as experts … More »Asbestos revisions on Health Canada website not significant, government says

    Recent changes to the way Health Canada describes health risks associated with asbestos exposure are not significant, the federal government said Thursday even as experts stressed the importance of the update. Chrysotile asbestos, mined in Canada and exported until the last operation in Quebec went bankrupt, used to be …

  • Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., on July 6, 2013. Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has been able to help more than half of the residents in the Quebec town. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
    Red Cross has spent more than $12 million in Lac-Megantic since 2013 The Canadian Press - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has helped more than half the residents in the Quebec town. Nearly $12 … More »Red Cross has spent more than $12 million in Lac-Megantic since 2013

    Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., on July 6, 2013. Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has been able to help more than half of the residents in the Quebec town. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has helped more than half the residents in the Quebec town. Nearly $12 million has been spent on providing assistance to 3,236 people in the Quebec community of just under 6,000, the aid organization said Thursday. Forty-seven …

  • Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates to pay for Magdalen Islands oil spill CBC - 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    Hydro-Québec customers across the province could see their bills go up to pay for an oil spill clean-up. The public utility expects to spend $20 million on the cleanup, … More »Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates to pay for Magdalen Islands oil spill

    Hydro-Québec customers across the province could see their bills go up to pay for an oil spill clean-up. The public utility expects to spend $20 million on the cleanup, and while it does have insurance to cover oil spills, it's only covered for accidents that cost between $50 and $900 million. Serge Abergel, a spokesperson …

  • Quebec bar can proceed with challenge of minimum-sentence law The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago

    Quebec's bar association has been given the green light to proceed with its challenge of a federal law that provides for mandatory minimum sentences. The federal government … More »Quebec bar can proceed with challenge of minimum-sentence law

    Quebec's bar association has been given the green light to proceed with its challenge of a federal law that provides for mandatory minimum sentences. The federal government argued in two different courts in Quebec that the bar's request for a judgment on the constitutionality of the law was inadmissible. Ottawa said the …

  • N.W.T. and Yukon face hot, dry summers
    N.W.T. and Yukon face hot, dry summers CBC - 6 hours ago

    A stubborn ridge of high pressure will keep the N.W.T. and Yukon hot and dry this summer, according to David Phillips, Environment Canada's senior climatologist. Phillips … More »N.W.T. and Yukon face hot, dry summers

    N.W.T. and Yukon face hot, dry summers

    A stubborn ridge of high pressure will keep the N.W.T. and Yukon hot and dry this summer, according to David Phillips, Environment Canada's senior climatologist. Phillips says the high pressure system will mean a hotter than normal July, August and September for N.W.T. and Yukon after a dry spring, particularly in N.W …

  • Quebec anti-corruption police raid unit of Tetra Tech Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian anti-corruption police in the province of Quebec on Thursday raided the Montreal and Quebec City offices of engineering … More »Quebec anti-corruption police raid unit of Tetra Tech

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian anti-corruption police in the province of Quebec on Thursday raided the Montreal and Quebec City offices of engineering firm BPR Inc., a subsidiary of California-based Tetra Tech Inc. A spokeswoman for Quebec's anti corruption force, which goes by the French acronym UPAC, …

  • Q&A: Lawrence Hill talks his appointment to the Order of Canada CBC - 6 hours ago

    This year's list of appointees to the Order of Canada is out, and among those being given the country's second highest honour is author and activist Lawrence Hill. Metro … More »Q&A: Lawrence Hill talks his appointment to the Order of Canada

    This year's list of appointees to the Order of Canada is out, and among those being given the country's second highest honour is author and activist Lawrence Hill. Metro Morning guest host Nil Köksal spoke with Hill Thursday morning. Q: I just want to read the citation – it says, 'For your contributions as an author and …

  • UPAC sends investigators to Panama to confirm Arthur Porter's death
    UPAC sends investigators to Panama to confirm Arthur Porter's death CBC - 7 hours ago

    Quebec's anti-corruption unit is sending two investigators to Panama to confirm the death of Arthur Porter. "We have received no official confirmation of the death of … More »UPAC sends investigators to Panama to confirm Arthur Porter's death

    UPAC sends investigators to Panama to confirm Arthur Porter's death

    Quebec's anti-corruption unit is sending two investigators to Panama to confirm the death of Arthur Porter. "We have received no official confirmation of the death of Arthur Porter from Panamanian authorities," UPAC said in a statement Thursday. Pamela Porter told CBC Wednesday her 59-year-old husband died of cancer the …

  • Environment Canada has released its predictions for what kind of summer Atlantic Canada can expect.

  • Quebec's anti-corruption unit raided the major engineering firm BPR on Thursday morning.

  • Aerospace company Pratt & Whitney has announced it will be communicating with its Quebec clients exclusively in French. The company, which has its Canadian headquarters in Longueuil, Que., sent a letter to all of its Quebec suppliers on June 17, 2015. Documents that are in circulation will not be replaced with French-only …

  • Wabush Mines worker pensions to be slashed, says Steelworkers union

    The Quebec Superior Court ruled last week that U.S.-based Cliffs Natural Resources does not have to continue making special payments to its pension plans until bankruptcy procedures for its Canadian operations are over. Union representative Gilles Ayotte says the pension plans are already underfunded.

  • The head of the Quebec Bar says she will fight her suspension by the group's Board of Directors. In a statement released Wednesday night, Lu Chan Khuong insisted the board does not have the right to relieve her of duty and she has hired a lawyer. Earlier on Wednesday, the Bar's board announced it had decided to suspend …

  • Five stories in the news today, July 2 The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago
    FILE -- A Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane arrives at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday February 3, 2014. WestJet says a bomb threat it believes was a hoax prompted the airline to divert a Vancouver-to-Toronto flight to Calgary on Wednesday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Five stories in the news today, July 2 from The Canadian Press:

  • Math teacher Paul Alves holds a visual learning aid as he sits below a traditional math equation on a classroom's chalkboard at Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. on Wednesday June 24, 2015. Alves advocates the use of an emerging technique to teach students about math that he says better engages them and helps them learn better than traditional methods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    There are generally two camps: those in favour of the old-school method to lecture kids with a "drill-and-kill" format that preaches practice, and another, ever-growing group that believes a more creative approach is needed to engage students. At a recent event in Toronto, dozens of teachers waited in line to take selfies …

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says several frozen uncooked breaded chicken products made by Sofina Foods Inc. are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The agency says there have been illnesses associated with eating the products, which include chicken burgers, chicken strips and chicken nuggets. …

  • Gilles Duceppe is officially the leader of the Bloc Québécois after getting the approval of party members at a general meeting in Nicolet on Wednesday. Duceppe takes over from Mario Beaulieu, who was leader of the Bloc for less than a year. Duceppe, the former leader of the sovereigntist party, lost his own seat seat …

  • The Quebec Bar has suspended its newly elected head after allegations she was involved in a shoplifting incident last year in Laval. The Bar's board of directors held a special meeting Wednesday and voted unanimously to demand Lu Chan Khuong resign. The move came following an interview Khuong gave to La Presse, in which …