Happy holiday to all Quebecers!
Background explainer for readers outside the province: This is St-Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec, a national holiday only celebrated in this province — not in the rest of Canada. 461 more words
On June 23, 1977, former Parti Québécois MNA Robert Burns stood in the National Assembly to wish all Quebecers a happy national holiday.
A few weeks earlier, the newly elected government of premier René Lévesque had issued an official decree stating that the annual celebration known as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day would henceforth also be known as the Fête nationale du Québec. 491 more words
Just when you thought successive Quebec governments had gone as far as they could with Bill 101, the charter of the French language, Liberal cabinet minister Helene David announced this week regulations would be added to the law forcing retailers to add a French descriptor to their trademarks when displayed on outdoor signs. 155 more words
What Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard has been calling intolerable in a democracy has apparently turned out to be tolerable, after all.
And so on Sunday, Couillard signalled that his Liberal government is abandoning its attempt to force new Opposition Leader Pierre Karl Péladeau to resolve the conflict of interest between his political career and his extensive business interests. 608 more words