Quebec

Monique Toutant poses for a portrait in Quebec City, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Toutant is eligible for Quebec’s new basic income program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon.

Quebec basic income program begins, but advocates say many low-income people excluded

Increase only available to people who can prove ‘severely limited capacity’ to work

 

Northern gannets soar along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The small island is close to shore and home to over 100,000 gannets in the breeding season, making them the world’s second largest northern gannet colony. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

VIDEO: Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Warming and rising seas, extreme weather events taking toll on seabirds

Northern gannets soar along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The small island is close to shore and home to over 100,000 gannets in the breeding season, making them the world’s second largest northern gannet colony. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec

Elections Quebec takes to TikTok, hoping quirky campaign inspires turnout

Videos show anything but a ballot being put into the ballot box, from corn to roses to maple syrup

A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec
Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher

In Quebec, the Queen’s death raises questions about future of the monarchy in Canada

For many, the Queen is a reminder of British colonial rule over French-speaking Canada

Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher
Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989 speaks during an event in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Gun control advocates are sounding out Quebec’s main political parties ahead of the Oct. 3 election to see where they stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec election: Gun control advocates to sound out parties on handgun ban, buybacks

Montreal, in particular, has dealt with a spate of high-profile shootings in recent months

Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989 speaks during an event in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Gun control advocates are sounding out Quebec’s main political parties ahead of the Oct. 3 election to see where they stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

About 80 families evacuated north of Quebec City over risk of landslide

Landslide could mirror 1971 one that killed 31 people, officials say

Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Quebec’s use of notwithstanding clause in language law opens constitutional debate

Critics say the clause shuts down debate and prevents a proper judicial review of the legislation

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: Tens of thousands still without power in Ontario and Quebec after destructive storm

Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days

A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. As Quebec’s contentious language law wends toward likely adoption this spring, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about the impact on operations, from the bottom line to daily communication — or decamping entirely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘Making monsters of each other’: Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law

Legislation would impose tougher language requirements on small businesses

Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. As Quebec’s contentious language law wends toward likely adoption this spring, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about the impact on operations, from the bottom line to daily communication — or decamping entirely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec government talking to Lafleur family about possible national funeral

Montrealers pay tribute to Habs great as the reflect on his impact

A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)

Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, a dominant force in his generation, dead at 70

Hall-of-famer led the Montreal Canadiens 1970s Stanley Cup dynasty, inspired legions of fans

Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)
Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Theberge responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on May 9, 2019. Theberge says events broadcast live on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Facebook page must be accessible in both English and French. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Events broadcast on Trudeau’s Facebook page must be bilingual: language commissioner

More than a dozen people complained about press conference announcing Mary Simon as governor general

Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Theberge responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on May 9, 2019. Theberge says events broadcast live on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Facebook page must be accessible in both English and French. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An ambulance is shown outside a hospital in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec backtracks on taxing unvaccinated to maintain ‘social peace’

Premier acknowledged discontent has grown in recent weeks, said focus should building bridges

An ambulance is shown outside a hospital in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Children stand at the front of a rally against Quebec’s Bill 21, which prohibits some public sector workers from wearing religious symbols at work, after a teacher was removed from her position because she wears a hijab, in Chelsea, Que., on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Poll suggests support for Bill 21 provision may have dropped in Quebec; 55% in favour

Across Canada, the average was 33% in favour of the ban, 55% against and 12% undecided

Children stand at the front of a rally against Quebec’s Bill 21, which prohibits some public sector workers from wearing religious symbols at work, after a teacher was removed from her position because she wears a hijab, in Chelsea, Que., on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec government wants to bring an NHL team to the capital, but fans skeptical

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a January meeting with ‘someone high up’ from Quebec

Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
People wait to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine dose at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec reports record COVID cases, Ontario adds measures to LTC

Ontario said it was temporarily pausing general visitors from entering long-term care homes

People wait to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine dose at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes