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Miscommunication over Quebec City clinic costs lead to closure

QUEBEC CITY – The opposition Parti Québécois demanded Health Minister Gaétan Barrette visit a Quebec City health clinic in person before he denied their request for funding. 433 more words


Don Macpherson: Quebec language politics and the Montreal commuter-train megaproject

You could see it coming, just as you can see the bright headlights of an approaching train far up the track.

You could see it three weeks ago, when Premier Philippe Couillard enthusiastically… 659 more words


Ex-premier Bernard Landry is the new honorary president of the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Maxime Laporte, president of Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste announced Thursday that former Quebec premier Bernard Landry is the organization’s new honorary president.

Landry, 79, said in a statement that he was proud to accept the role. 112 more words

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Finance Minister Leitao tells opposition to 'shut up' in question period

QUEBEC CITY – The finance minister lost his cool Wednesday in question period, making an outburst in English.

“I’m confident in my field,” yelled Carlos Leitao… 115 more words


Pierre Karl Péladeau loses chief of staff

QUEBEC — Criticized for having a lofty manner and abrasive personality, Pierre Duchesne has been replaced as chief of staff to Parti Québécois Leader Pierre Karl Péladeau. 521 more words

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Don Macpherson: Parti Québécois faces dilemma on Quebec sovereignty referendum

The leaders of the two main opposition parties in the National Assembly said they were surprised the Liberals did as well as they did in poll results published this week, despite a poor start to the year for the Couillard government. 634 more words


Quebec Liberals challenged by opposition parties to open financial books

QUEBEC CITY – Quebec’s opposition parties are scratching their heads after Premier Philippe Couillard seemingly backed down from an agreement about party fundraising.

Both the… 366 more words