Quebec City

Wanting to ban the veil, Quebec bans sunglasses, too

IN QUEBEC, Canada’s French-speaking province, it is illegal to talk to a librarian while wearing sunglasses. So is using a bus pass while shrouded in …

Economics

Adidas kicks up language scrap with ‘unacceptable’ downplaying of French at Montreal store opening

MONTREAL – After lengthy renovations, management of Montreal’s downtown Adidas store planned to make a splash with its reopening Thursday. The …

Canadian News

Breaking down four cities the NHL could expand/relocate to

The Vegas Golden Knights are only one-quarter of the way through their first season and already there is plenty of speculation about who will become …

David Bonderman

Suicide Rates Increase For Quebec Farmers As Pressures Mount

Just before last Christmas, Rudy Ducreux, a young farmer from France, ended his life in the workshop on his Ducrêt farm, a stone's throw away from …

Agriculture

Adidas store manager’s comments on French language are 'unacceptable'

Quebec’s premier is criticizing the manager of an Adidas store who reportedly told a Montreal crowd that he would say a few words in French at an …

Canadian News

Who gets to be Metis? As more people self-identify, critics call out opportunists

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The scent of burning sage lingers in the air as drummers begin a song of welcome. They are traditions dating back centuries, but …

Canadian News

Mayors of Quebec's largest cities promise to co-operate

The mayors of Quebec's two largest cities promised to co-operate as they had their first official meeting since their respective elections.<p>Montreal's …

Canada

Auditor-general says Quebec lost millions in bungled sale of three buildings

QUEBEC – The government’s real-estate arm broke the most elementary rules of sane management in selling off, at a discount, three government …

Canadian News

Quebec without equalization?

François Legault’s promise to wean Quebec off equalization payment isn’t realistic, but it’s good politics<p>One of my superstitions is that when you …

Canada

MORTON NAMED U SPORTS FIRST TEAM ALL-CANADIAN

For the second consecutive season, University of Toronto Varsity Blues punter TJ Morton has been named a U SPORTS all-Canadian as announced on …

Canadian University Sports

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.<p>Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was "forced to engage in an act against my will." She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity.<p>But Carter …

Ultimate Christmas getaways: 10 places full of spirit

(CNN) -- You basically have three kinds of people when it comes to travel during Christmas:<p>1. Those who are making a trip, sometimes in dicey …

Oregon

Quebec passes motion against Transport Canada’s directive allowing small knives on planes

Quebec's legislature has passed a motion against Transport Canada's directive allowing airline passengers to carry small blades, including kirpans.<p>The motion tabled today by the Coalition for Quebec's Future will be sent to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Prime Minister Justin …

Canadian Space Agency

Grocer Metro to expand online grocery sales to Ontario

MONTREAL — Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year as the food retailing industry ramps up e-commerce …

Canadian News

Sale of Quebec government buildings cost millions, lacked 'basic prudence,' auditor general says

Provincial Crown corporation lost $59.6M, provided misinformation, report says<p>Quebec's auditor general is blasting the provincial Crown corporation …

Canada

GUNTER: Notley needs to continue strong pipeline messaging

<i>LORNE GUNTER</i><p>In Ottawa on Tuesday, Rachel Notley gave a firecracker of a speech at the Economic Club of Canada.<p>Our premier called on the federal …

Canadian News

Far-right and far-left groups to face off in Quebec City on Saturday

Three months after the last protest in Quebec City, far-right groups and far-left groups are preparing to face off once again on Saturday, each side …

Canadian News

William Floch to head English-speaking community secretariat

QUEBEC — The Couillard government has named a former federal civil servant specializing in official languages at Canadian Heritage as the head of its …

Canadian News

Can the government save the middle-class wannabe homeowner in Toronto and Vancouver?

Where the affordable houses are<p>Here's a look at housing affordability in 15 cities across the country. The measure of affordability is the ratio of price-to-gross household income. The old rule of thumb is that a house should cost about three times income. This is still possible in some …

Mortgages

November 21 practice notes

Good afternoon to you from El Segundo, California, where the thermoscope, the forerunner to the modern-day “thermometer,” was invented.<p>That’s a lie, …

Los Angeles Kings

Quebec finance minister announces personal income tax cuts

Quebec's finance minister is cutting income taxes, injecting money into health and education and financing a plan to fight poverty.<p>Carlos Leitao held …

Canadian News

Quebec Finance Minister announces personal income tax cuts in economic update

Quebec's finance minister is cutting income taxes, injecting money into health and education and financing a plan to fight poverty.<p>Carlos Leitao held a news conference in Quebec City this afternoon to give an update to the province's finances.<p>The government says a family of two adults and two …

Canada

Quebec ambulance workers demonstrate outside health minister’s office

A group of ambulance workers demonstrated outside Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s office in Quebec City Tuesday morning.<p>The ambulance …

Canadian News

In the news today, Nov. 21

Seven stories in the news for Monday, Nov. 20———FEDS ON ALERT AFTER U.S. DECISION ON HAITIANSA decision to end a temporary residency permits for …

Canada

While Houston and Quebec City are ripe for expansion, Seattle seems to make more sense

Where should the NHL expand to next?<p><b>Emily Kaplan:</b> One city makes the most sense: Seattle. Last week at a sports business conference in Toronto, Gary …

Ice Hockey

Quebec man who was target of kidnapping story sues teen's family for $69,000

A man who spent five hours in a cell after a 13-year-old girl make a false declaration of attempting kidnapping in May wants to clear his name and be …

Canadian News

Dawson: Government food tourism? How unappetizing!

At the risk of alienating a good chunk of the country, if one were to embark upon a culinary tour of Canada, it could fairly easily end at Quebec …

Canadian News

OPINION: Extending pre-clearance at Canada-U.S. border would boost economic growth

Canada is a trading nation. And while we look to develop other trading partners, we musn’t forget that America remains our main dance partner.<p>But …

Canadian News

High-speed internet is coming to rural Quebec towns thanks to $290M investment

Federal, provincial government team up to bring high-speed access to 360 towns and villages<p>It's a partnership that's been in the works for years, and …

Canada

Quebec City paramedics say string of deaths show need for more ambulances

Quebec City paramedics are pressuring their provincial government to put more ambulances on the roads, pointing to three deaths in four days as …

Canadian News