Quebec

  • Gardens sprout in London community mailbox sites as locals oppose Canada Post The Canadian Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Miniature gardens are sprouting at certain locations in London, Ont., where Canada Post plans to install controversial community mailboxes. The fenced-in flower beds, … More »Gardens sprout in London community mailbox sites as locals oppose Canada Post

    Miniature gardens are sprouting at certain locations in London, Ont., where Canada Post plans to install controversial community mailboxes. The fenced-in flower beds, which sit atop the concrete pads where mailboxes will stand, are being installed by a group of residents opposed to the Crown corporation's plan to end door-to-door …

  • Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver, center, shakes hands with Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, as Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gordon Wyant second from right, looks on along with British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong, left, and New Brunswick Justice Minister Troy Lifford after signing an agreement to move towards a cooperative capital markets regulatory system at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. With a federal election call looming, Ontario is demanding the Conservative government drop its opposition to the creation of a provincial pension plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
    Ontario Liberals accuse Harper of abandoning workers in the province The Canadian Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Ontario's Liberals waded into the looming federal election Thursday, accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of abandoning workers in the province by refusing to co-operate … More »Ontario Liberals accuse Harper of abandoning workers in the province

    Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver, center, shakes hands with Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, as Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gordon Wyant second from right, looks on along with British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong, left, and New Brunswick Justice Minister Troy Lifford after signing an agreement to move towards a cooperative capital markets regulatory system at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. With a federal election call looming, Ontario is demanding the Conservative government drop its opposition to the creation of a provincial pension plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

    Ontario's Liberals waded into the looming federal election Thursday, accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of abandoning workers in the province by refusing to co-operate on a new provincial pension plan. Ottawa has warned the province it will not make any legislative changes to treat the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension …

  • Bernard Trépanier's home raided by UPAC in connection with water-meter scandal
    Bernard Trépanier's home raided by UPAC in connection with water-meter scand … CBC - 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    Members of Quebec's anti-corruption unit on Thursday searched the home of Bernard Trépanier, the former chief fundraiser for Union Montréal, ex-mayor Gérald Tremblay's … More »Bernard Trépanier's home raided by UPAC in connection with water-meter scand …

    Bernard Trépanier's home raided by UPAC in connection with water-meter scandal

    Members of Quebec's anti-corruption unit on Thursday searched the home of Bernard Trépanier, the former chief fundraiser for Union Montréal, ex-mayor Gérald Tremblay's old party. Trépanier has been accused of asking for a three per cent cut from engineering firms for city contracts they won — an allegation which earned …

  • Trial off until next May for man charged in 2012 Quebec election-night shooting The Canadian Press - 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    MONTREAL - There has been yet another delay in the trial for the man charged in Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting. More »Trial off until next May for man charged in 2012 Quebec election-night shooting

    MONTREAL - There has been yet another delay in the trial for the man charged in Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting.

  • 5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend
    5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend CBC - 4 hours ago

    Not just any long weekend, but one that celebrates all things New Brunswick. The 37th annual Foire Brayonne will heat up this weekend with musical performances nightly, … More »5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend

    5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend

    Not just any long weekend, but one that celebrates all things New Brunswick. The 37th annual Foire Brayonne will heat up this weekend with musical performances nightly, sporting events, food, the coureur des bois triathlon and of course, the party du parking. Thursday there will be a weekend-long softball tournament beginning …

  • Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates by 1.9% CBC - 4 hours ago

    After a 2.9 per cent increase this year, Hydro-Québec is asking the provincial energy board to approve another 1.9 per cent rate hike starting next April. Hydro-Québec … More »Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates by 1.9%

    After a 2.9 per cent increase this year, Hydro-Québec is asking the provincial energy board to approve another 1.9 per cent rate hike starting next April. Hydro-Québec says the rate adjustment is due to rising supply costs.

  • Ontario Liberals want federal support for pension plan
    Ontario Liberals want federal support for pension plan CBC - 4 hours ago

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver wrote his Ontario counterpart earlier this month warning Ottawa would not help implement the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan or make any legislative … More »Ontario Liberals want federal support for pension plan

    Ontario Liberals want federal support for pension plan

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver wrote his Ontario counterpart earlier this month warning Ottawa would not help implement the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan or make any legislative changes to allow it to be treated like the CPP for tax purposes. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says there are at least 28 programs administered …

  • Air travel and religion don't always mix CBC - 7 hours ago

    Air travel, like religion, can come with a lot of rules and restrictions. Toronto resident Christine Flynn wants an apology from Porter after a flight attendant, who … More »Air travel and religion don't always mix

    Air travel, like religion, can come with a lot of rules and restrictions. Toronto resident Christine Flynn wants an apology from Porter after a flight attendant, who was attempting to remedy the situation, asked if she would be willing to move to another seat. Each airline deals with these challenges in its own way and …

  • Montreal weather: Heat warning in effect CBC - 7 hours ago

    The warm and humid air mass will remain over Southern Quebec for one last day today, with humidex values between 35 and 40, according to a warning issued today by Environment … More »Montreal weather: Heat warning in effect

    The warm and humid air mass will remain over Southern Quebec for one last day today, with humidex values between 35 and 40, according to a warning issued today by Environment Canada.

  • Iraq's Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, left, shakes hand with U.S. General John R. Allen, special presidential envoy, as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, centre, looks on, at a meeting of the anti-ISIL Coalition Political Directors, Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Anti-ISIL meeting with international officials to be held today in Quebec City The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    QUEBEC - High-ranking officials from some 20 countries will be in Quebec City today to discuss various aspects of the fight against Islamic State militants. More »Anti-ISIL meeting with international officials to be held today in Quebec City

    Iraq's Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, left, shakes hand with U.S. General John R. Allen, special presidential envoy, as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, centre, looks on, at a meeting of the anti-ISIL Coalition Political Directors, Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    QUEBEC - High-ranking officials from some 20 countries will be in Quebec City today to discuss various aspects of the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • NDP Leader Tom Mulcair pets an animal while visiting an agricultural fair Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The soil-rich farmland territory south of Montreal called the Monteregie is currently an NDP bastion with nearly all of the region's ridings under the party banner, and Leader Tom Mulcair knows he needs to keep these seats to have a strong shot at becoming prime minister in the fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. - The soil-rich farmland south of Montreal called the Monteregie is currently an NDP bastion with nearly all of the region's ridings under the party banner, and Leader Tom Mulcair knows he needs to keep these seats to have a strong shot at becoming prime minister in the fall. Mulcair toured a major …

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina, Sask., Friday, July 24, 2015. The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that's expected to start as early as Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

    The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that's expected to start as early as Sunday. The federal government is at the negotiating table in Hawaii, where Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are reportedly in their final stages for a deal that could …

  • A woman writes on a sign outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. There appears to be a Canadian connection to a U.S. hunter at the centre of a social media storm for killing a protected lion in Africa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ann Heisenfelt

    There appears to be a Canadian connection to a U.S. hunter at the centre of a social media storm for killing a protected lion in Africa. The Bowhunting Records of Alberta lists a Walter Palmer as having killed a mule deer legally in October 2006. It's listed as the 187th-largest mule deer bagged in Alberta.

  • The Hells Angels in Sherbrooke are throwing a biker-gang support party, and anybody with $50 to spare is invited. "Today they're after the angels.Tomorrow it could be you! Fight for your rights!" reads the tagline for the Free All Angels Sherbrooke event. 81 represents the positions of the letters H and A, for Hells Angels, …

  • Firefighters from Gatineau and Val-des-Monts, Que., rescued a dog that somehow became stuck in a wall of sand at a quarry as the temperature sat at 34 C, or more like 40 C factoring in the humidex. MRC des Collines police said a worker found the dog at the DJL Quarry located on Chemin St-Antoine in Val-des-Monts on Wednesday …

  • Provincial police officers in Quebec have arrested a suspect in the killing of Lucille Morin, who died in 1991.

  • Four stories in the news today, July 30 The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago
    This Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 picture shows bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 in Des Moines, Iowa. THE CANADIAN PRES/AP,Charlie Neibergall

    Four stories in the news today, July 30 from The Canadian Press:

  • Anti-ISIS conference to get underway in Quebec City

    Officials from 20 countries involved in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are gathered in Quebec City this morning. On June 2, an anti-ISIS coalition conference was held in in Paris. Thursday's meeting, held at Château Frontenac, will include representatives from countries such as Australia, …

  • Stephen Harper is poised to fire the starting gun for the Oct. 19 federal election as early as Sunday. Sources say the prime minister is set to visit Gov. Gen. David Johnston within days, possibly as soon as Sunday, to formally dissolve Parliament and launch what will be the costliest and — at 11 weeks — one of the longest …

  • Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, left, and Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau set off on a tour of Quebec regions on their bicycles in Repentigny, Que., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    As rumours of a weekend federal electoral campaign launch swirled in Ottawa, Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe hit the road Wednesday — on a bicycle. Duceppe left the Montreal-area town of Repentigny in the morning and travelled some 100 kilometres, arriving in Trois-Rivieres by 5 p.m. Duceppe took the time to highlight …