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Montreal this morning: From -9C this afternoon to wind chill of -28C tonight

Don’t be fooled by the temperature this morning, Montreal. Environment Canada predicts periods of snow — about two to four centimetres of it — and local blowing snow ending late in the afternoon. 447 more words

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Racism persists in Quebec, immigration committee told

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The long process of revamping the province’s immigration policies got off to a sobering start Wednesday when provincial human rights officials said racism and discrimination persist in Quebec’s workplaces. 724 more words

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PQ debate: separation the key issue

Depending on which leadership candidate you ask, the Parti Québécois either lost the last election because it was too gung-ho about holding a referendum or not enthusiastic enough. 782 more words

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Recap: Parti Québécois leadership debate

Pierre Karl Péladeau, Bernard Drainville, Martine Ouellet, Pierre Céré and Alexandre Cloutier went head-to-head for the first time since joining the race to replace Pauline Marois at the party’s head at a debate organized by the Université de Montréal. 28 more words

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French not threatened, challenge to signs law argues

The Court of Quebec will rule Wednesday morning on what language rights activists said could be a historic case on Quebec’s sign law.

Judge Salvatore Mascia will render judgment on 24 businesses prosecuted between 1998 and 2001 for breaking Quebec’s French language charter, which requires that French be markedly predominant on signs. 882 more words

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Don Macpherson: The PQ is determined to have its PK Peladeau moment

The Parti Québécois needs to change but refuses to face it. That, essentially, was the reason Jean-François Lisée gave for withdrawing from the PQ leadership race. 635 more words

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