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In Canada
October 21, 2017 10:22 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into the implications of Quebec’s Bill 62, which would require Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka and anyone else using public services to uncover their faces. “I don’t think it’s the government’s bu...
In Canada
October 5, 2017 9:11 am gmt |
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Three Canadian rail workers ended their second day of trial on Tuesday (October 3) for their role in a 2013 train derailment that left 47 people dead and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic. Locomotive engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre and railwa...
In Canada
September 11, 2017 12:10 pm gmt |
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Global Affairs says it is working at “high levels” to evacuate 95 Canadians from the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos after they were barred by local officials from boarding an Air Canada flight sent to fly them home Sunday afternoon. The flight was set to depart the islands’ p...
In Canada
July 28, 2016 12:02 pm gmt |
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Two Quebec provincial police officers accused of sex-related breaches while working as United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have retired before facing any disciplinary action. The Sûreté du Québec had an internal hearing scheduled for July 12 for one sergeant under investigation, but he left the forc...
In Latest Stories
February 21, 2016 12:07 pm gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says when the minority people are given their rights through a federal system they will not go split, whereas they will be united with the South. In countries where the federal government exists, people do not ask for a different state. The Sinhala po...
In Canada
January 17, 2016 11:33 am gmt |
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Reactions to the deaths of six Quebecers, killed during a 12-hour siege at a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso, have begun to roll in from the victims’ home province. At least 28 people from 18 different countries died Friday when four jihadist attackers linked to al-Qaeda stormed the Splendid Hotel...
In Canada
January 4, 2016 12:28 pm gmt |
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The Montreal technical school has received $450,000 in funding from the City of Montreal, Éco Entreprises Québec and other organizations for the study. “Crushed glass may be the best insulating material to prevent frost from cracking asphalt,” said Michel Vaillancourt, one of the research...
In Canada
December 26, 2015 4:52 am gmt |
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Hydro One says more than 4,500 customers remain without power due to high winds that swept across the province on Thursday morning. The utility says it has restored service to more than 91,000 customers and it’s expected those without electricity will have it restored Saturday. The outage affec...
In Canada
December 9, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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The Canadian goverment on Tuesday (December 8) prepares for the first planeloads of Syrian refugees to arrive in in the country from camps in Jordan and Turkey this week. Special welcome centers have been prepared in Toronto’s Pearson Airport and at Trudeau Airport in Quebec. The newly elected ...
In Canada
December 7, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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British Columbia’s premier says the Trudeau government’s plans for a more independent, non-partisan Senate will make the much-maligned institution even worse than it already is. Christy Clark says the new process for appointing senators on merit will give legitimacy to an unelected, unacc...
In Canada
July 9, 2015 7:14 am gmt |
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Ontario, Quebec and California leaders joined together Wednesday to “light a fire” under their respective federal governments to step up the fight against climate change. Canada’s two most populous provinces are “filling the void” left by Ottawa as they try to solve the ...
In Canada
June 7, 2015 5:00 am gmt |
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Two men were seriously injured after a small float plane crashed into the Ottawa River shortly after takeoff, yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, police say. The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. off du Fer à Cheval Road on the Quebec side of the river, near Gatineau’s Masson-Angers neighbourhood....
In Canada
June 2, 2015 8:47 am gmt |
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Jacques Parizeau, the man who nearly led Quebec to sovereignty in 1995, has died. He was 84. The death was announced on social media by Lisette Lapointe, his wife and former Parti Québécois politician. Lapointe said Parizeau died around 8 p.m. yesterday (Monday) night, surrounded by loved ones. Lapoi...