Quebec

  • Lester B. Pearson School Board launching major school change consultation CBC - 4 hours ago

    The Lester B. Pearson School Board council has voted to embark on a "major school change" consultation process to address a budget shortfall. The school board is one … More »Lester B. Pearson School Board launching major school change consultation

    The Lester B. Pearson School Board council has voted to embark on a "major school change" consultation process to address a budget shortfall. The school board is one of Quebec's largest, which oversees English schools from Verdun to the West Island and further west off-island. On Monday night, council voted to start the …

  • QMJHL Roundup: Kennedy, MacCallum lead Islanders to Game 3 win over Phoenix The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    CHARLOTTETOWN - Bradley Kennedy scored one goal and set up two more and Daryl MacCallum made 30 saves as the Charlottetown Islanders downed the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-2 … More »QMJHL Roundup: Kennedy, MacCallum lead Islanders to Game 3 win over Phoenix

    CHARLOTTETOWN - Bradley Kennedy scored one goal and set up two more and Daryl MacCallum made 30 saves as the Charlottetown Islanders downed the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-2 on Monday in Game 3 of their first-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

  • Canada lags on greenhouse gas targets, critics charge CBC - 8 hours ago

    The federal government is being accused of dragging its heels on a key component of an international climate agreement. The United Nations has asked countries around … More »Canada lags on greenhouse gas targets, critics charge

    The federal government is being accused of dragging its heels on a key component of an international climate agreement. The United Nations has asked countries around the world to submit plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 in advance of an international climate summit scheduled for December in Paris. The …

  • Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, and Public Security Minister Lise Theriault chat before question period, Monday, March 30, 2015 at the legislature in Quebec City. Couillard reacted to the Supreme Court decision over the gun registry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Quebec approves motion asking Harper to hand over long-gun registry data The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    The Quebec national assembly unanimously approved a motion Monday calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse his decision to destroy the long-gun registry data. … More »Quebec approves motion asking Harper to hand over long-gun registry data

    Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, and Public Security Minister Lise Theriault chat before question period, Monday, March 30, 2015 at the legislature in Quebec City. Couillard reacted to the Supreme Court decision over the gun registry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    The Quebec national assembly unanimously approved a motion Monday calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse his decision to destroy the long-gun registry data. The motion passed by a 106-0 vote and urges Harper to transfer the data to Quebec, which is setting up its own registry. Earlier, during question period, …

  • Lester B. Pearson School Board faces tough decisions CBC - 10 hours ago

    The Lester B. Pearson School Board, one of Quebec's largest, which oversees English schools from Verdun to the West Island and further west off-island, is faced with … More »Lester B. Pearson School Board faces tough decisions

    The Lester B. Pearson School Board, one of Quebec's largest, which oversees English schools from Verdun to the West Island and further west off-island, is faced with a major decision tonight. The school board council will vote at 7:30 p.m. on whether to consider what’s called a “major school change consultation,” which …

  • Labrador flags to 'officially' fly at N.L.-Quebec borders CBC - 13 hours ago

    The Labrador flag will be flown "officially" at the two border crossings with Quebec in southern and western Labrador, according to Newfoundland and Labrador's minister … More »Labrador flags to 'officially' fly at N.L.-Quebec borders

    The Labrador flag will be flown "officially" at the two border crossings with Quebec in southern and western Labrador, according to Newfoundland and Labrador's minister of Labrador and aboriginal affairs. Minister Keith Russell, who also serves as MHA for Lake Melville, made the announcement in the House of Assembly on …

  • Montreal-area English CEGEPs to vote on student strike CBC - 14 hours ago

    Champlain College in St. Lambert is holding a vote today, while both Dawson and Vanier colleges plan to do the same tomorrow and Wednesday. Much like in 2012, this spring's … More »Montreal-area English CEGEPs to vote on student strike

    Champlain College in St. Lambert is holding a vote today, while both Dawson and Vanier colleges plan to do the same tomorrow and Wednesday. Much like in 2012, this spring's student protests have been largely driven by students at French-language CEGEPs and universities. Hannah Arnason Mcneil, the Dawson student union's …

  • Place des Arts in Montreal to get $34.2M makeover CBC - 15 hours ago

    Montreal's Place des Arts is getting a facelift. Officials say it is one of the most highly frequented public spaces in Montreal. They say the new esplanade project … More »Place des Arts in Montreal to get $34.2M makeover

    Montreal's Place des Arts is getting a facelift. Officials say it is one of the most highly frequented public spaces in Montreal. They say the new esplanade project was conceived in partnership with festival organizers and the Quartier des Spectacles. Place des Arts will also build two large pools with fountains.

  • Provinces will offset 75% of Ottawa's tax cuts: BMO CBC - 16 hours ago

    About three-quarters of the billions in federal tax cuts and increases in benefits promised to Canadians this year will be offset by provincial tax hikes and cutbacks, … More »Provinces will offset 75% of Ottawa's tax cuts: BMO

    About three-quarters of the billions in federal tax cuts and increases in benefits promised to Canadians this year will be offset by provincial tax hikes and cutbacks, the Bank of Montreal says. In a research note early Monday, BMO economist Robert Kavcic calculates that the provincial budgets unveiled in British Columbia, …

  • Canadian trailer maker Manac to explore sale Reuters - 16 hours ago

    Manac Inc, the largest manufacturer of truck trailers in Canada, said on Monday its board has begun a strategic review to explore the possibility of a sale or merger, … More »Canadian trailer maker Manac to explore sale

    Manac Inc, the largest manufacturer of truck trailers in Canada, said on Monday its board has begun a strategic review to explore the possibility of a sale or merger, sending its shares up 7.5 percent in early trading. Saint Georges, Quebec-based Manac said it plans to continue normal business activities through the strategic …

  • In one exchange caught on a camera, a student attempting to enter a university building was pushed back by protesters.

  • About 1,000 of the province’s medical students protested in Quebec City on Monday against health care reforms they say would dehumanize family medicine. Students decked out in lab coats and stethoscopes from the medical schools at McGill University, University of Montreal, Laval University and University of Sherbrooke gathered at …

  • Gatineau Mustangs hockey fan behaviour at Buckingham arena criticized

    Fans of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League say chaos at the Buckingham arena has spiralled too far out of control. 

  • Nicolas Roy's second goal of the game midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Chicoutimi Sagueneens took Game 2 of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League first-round series on Sunday with a 3-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats. Roy opened the scoring in the first with a power-play goal for the Sagueneens, …

  • In this combination photo composed of two photographs, a general view of the city of Athens with the Acropolis hill before and after turning the lights on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The Acropolis of Athens has gone dark as Greece's capital joins thousands of cities around the world in celebrating Earth Hour, an annual international event designed to raise awareness of the humans' impact on climate and the need to take action (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. "Every passing year it becomes more infectious," said Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray in a phone interview. Nova Scotia Power reported a 0.5 per cent drop in …

  • Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal

    Anti-Muslim radicalization and anti-racism protesters clashed outside of a Montreal post-secondary institution on Sunday afternoon, leading to one arrest. Two men from opposing sides got into an altercation that led to the anti-racism protester getting attacked with wooden sticks. One of those students had also attended …

  • The province pays more than $30 million a day on its debt, said Premier Philippe Couillard on Sunday. "Many of you have houses, families, you have payments each month on your mortgages," Couillard said at an event in Brossard in defence of the Liberals' new budget.

  • Murdochville looks to tourism to shake ghosts of mining past

    Now many believe the community’s future lies in another natural resource: the nature that surrounds the Gaspé Peninsula town. When Audrey Lévesque-Lecours, a high school human sciences teacher who has been living in Murdochville for five years, visits her family in Baie Comeau, people are surprised to learn the town still …

  • Montreal police are on the scene of a Sunday morning shooting in Plessisville, Que., that involved a Sûreté du Québec officer.

  • VAL-D'OR, Que. - Ryan Penny scored twice and added an assist as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies evened their first-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League series at a game apiece on Saturday night with a 8-3 rout of the Val-d'Or Foreurs.