Quebec City

Brampton man retracing ancestor's voyage from France 350 years later

A family secret began George Ayers's journey of self-discovery<p>A Brampton retiree is embarking on a summer trip that will span the centuries and not …

Quebec

These are the Sears locations in Quebec that are liquidating

Sears Canada is shuttering 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs as part of a court-supervised restructuring.<p>Liquidation sales begin Friday …

Canadian News

The proposed Budget 2017 lines Canadians couldn’t stomach

Canada is a “nation of innovators.” Infrastructure investments will help “the middle class” and “those working hard to join it.”<p>These were PR lines …

Canada

Quebec minister calls on police to aggressively pursue people inciting hatred

Quebec's immigration minister is urging police to aggressively target citizens who encourage hateful speech. Kathleen Weil made the comments today in …

Racism

Politics This Morning: Trudeau heads east to soak up the sun, chat with wealthy Grits

Good Friday morning,<p>Pack your sunscreen and selfie sticks. Prime Minister <b>Justin Trudeau</b> is heading to the beach.<p>But don’t forget to bring your wallet …

Canada

Head of Quebec City mosque supports deradicalization centre expansion despite opposition from mayor

Faced with a steady stream of hate directed at his mosque, Mohamed Labidi says extra resources could help<p>The head of the Quebec City mosque where six …

Islam

Quebec and Ontario water park operator bans female toplessness

Female toplessness is officially outlawed at the Calypso Valcartier Group’s waterparks near Ottawa and Quebec City, the company announced on …

Canadian News

Quebec man credited with saving fellow seniors in L'Isle-Verte fire dies

L'ISLE-VERTE, Que. -- A Quebec man who was lauded as a hero for helping to save the lives of three of his neighbours in a deadly 2014 seniors' home …

Canadian News

7 Famous People Researchers Want to Exhume | Mental Floss

This week, the surrealist painter Salvador Dali is being exhumed from his grave in Figueres, northeastern Spain, where he has lain beneath the stage …

History

Hateful package sent to Quebec City mosque outside of Canadian values: Trudeau

A package containing a defaced Qur'an and a note expressing hate toward a Muslim cemetery project has stoked renewed fears at a Quebec mosque where …

Canadian News

Ask Gerv! No. 8

<b>1. Question from Danielle Lessard, via Facebook.</b><p><i>"Could you tell us what your three biggest challenges have been throughout your time with the</i> …

Quebec

In Laval, Muslims bury their dead in peace

Inside the gates of Laval’s Hamza Cemetery lies a green, manicured graveyard, with chairs and even a sofa scattered among the grassy tombs for loved …

Canadian News

Workers in Quebec City Discover Potentially Live Cannonball Dating Back to the French and Indian War | Mental Floss

Quebec City is famous today for its old-world European charm, but a construction crew recently discovered a living relic of the city’s military past: …

Cool Stuff

Marijuana legalization: Philippe Couillard, fellow premiers want more clarity from federal government

Canada’s premiers say the federal government needs to provide more clarity as they work to craft rules on legalizing marijuana — or Ottawa will face …

Canadian News

Racist sign reappears in Saguenay after Muslim cemetery project revived

A sign bearing the words “Saguenay ville blanche” (Saguenay, white city) was posted early Thursday at the Saguenay cemetery in Saint-Honoré.<p>Last …

Canadian News

Quebec, Newfoundland reach deal to improve border business

EDMONTON - Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have struck a deal to explore ways to jointly drum up business and develop communities along their …

Canada

Fifty years on, does ‘Vive le Québec libre’ still resonate?

If accounts of the summer of 1967 are even close to being accurate, it would be difficult to document another moment in time when Montrealers and Quebeckers felt as optimistic about their future or had as much faith in their own ability to shape it. All of Canada was envious of Expo ’67 and the …

France

Tinder for travel: how to use the app as your personal concierge abroad

IT WAS NEW YEAR’S DAY in Quebec City, and everything was closed. Most people were recovering from the night before. My friends and I didn’t want to …

Travel

Canadian mosque where 6 worshippers were killed is already getting hate mail

They received a package that included a defaced Quran.CREDIT: AP/Rich PedroncelliJust six months after several worshippers at a Quebec City mosque …

Islam

Hateful package sent to Quebec mosque where 6 men were killed in January

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7461065-hateful-package-sent-to-quebec-mosque-where-6-men-were-killed-in-january/<p>Package with hateful message …

Canadian News

Quebec premier disappointed with result of referendum on Muslim cemetery

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says the outcome of a referendum in which voters narrowly rejected a proposed Muslim-owned cemetery was …

Canadian News

Tall ships, child tax credits on Trudeau’s Quebec City itinerary

Good morning!<p>As the prime ministerial summer road trip slowly but surely wends its way east, <b>Justin Trudeau</b> is set to spend a second day …

Canada

Quebec City Muslim community vows to continue fighting for rejected cemetery

In the aftermath of the bloody mosque shooting that took the lives of six Muslim men in Quebec City this year, Mohamed Kesri said he was struck by the outpouring of support and solidarity from fellow Quebeckers.<p>“The cards, the flowers, the visits to our mosque, the hugs. It was incredible,” he …

Canada

Liberal MP welcomes debate with Scheer over Khadr settlement

Liberal MP Chandra Arya says he welcomes Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s suggestion to debate the Liberal government’s settlement with Omar …

Andrew Scheer

Quebec town should not have held referendum on cemetery for Muslims: Paradkar

The referendum showed that even in death, Muslims are seen through the lens of their differences.

Religion

Subway preps new look for tens of thousands of stores

The world's largest restaurant chain is getting a makeover.<p>Subway restaurants, which boasts more than 40,000 locations globally, is rolling out a new look for its stores, the company announced today.<p>"We've created a modern design that gives our guests choices -- from how they order, to how they …

Quebec

Morning update: Thousands evacuate Williams Lake; Quebec town rejects plan to build Muslim cemetery

<b>Thousands of Williams Lake wildfire evacuees arrive in Kamloops</b><p>Cars filled with evacuees were caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic as they tried to leave Williams Lake B.C. this weekend. A citywide evacuation order caused by encroaching wildfires forced residents to seek shelter in other towns, with …

Canada

Quebec City Muslims want a separate cemetery but are meeting resistance

OTTAWA — When a gunman killed six members of a Quebec City mosque in January, five of the victims, all of them immigrants to Canada, were sent for burial to their countries of origin. Only one was buried in Canada, at a Muslim-run cemetery near Montreal, three hours away.<p>That’s because Quebec …

News

'What are they afraid of?' Quebec imams condemn vote against Muslim cemetery

'How come only 19 people can decide the fate of thousands of people,' asks Hassan Guillet<p>The news of Sunday night's vote opposing the creation of a …

Religion

Small Quebec town rejects Muslim cemetery after mass shooting

Residents of a small Eastern Quebec town have rejected a proposal to create a Muslim cemetary in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a mosque that …

Society