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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:11:05 EST
Hema-Québec's skin bank ready to help New Zealand treat volcanic eruption victims
New Zealand Volcano Erupts

International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto victims of Monday's eruption on White Island, which killed 16 people.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:06:46 EST
Mother convicted in Shafia daughters' canal killings granted 5-hour escorted absence from prison
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The woman convicted for her role in the so-called "honour killings" of her three daughters and her husband's first wife a decade ago has been granted an escorted temporary absence from prison to visit her mother's grave.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:12:46 EST
Legault urges Blanchet to back free trade deal, cautions Trudeau on Bill 21
Trudeau Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault says he asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting today to stay out of the contentious debate over the province's secularism law.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:41:53 EST
Freezing rain expected in parts of southern Quebec this weekend
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Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for areas around the Quebec City region, telling people to expect two to four millimetres of precipitation, beginning late Friday evening. 


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:40:01 EST
CN Rail workers being transferred across Canada twice in 1 year
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The Teamsters union says Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) has begun to transfer workers as part of an apparent move to relocate its rail traffic control centre to Edmonton from Montreal.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:22:07 EST
Desmarais brothers to retire as Power Corp. co-CEOs as company restructures
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Power Corp. says brothers Andre and Paul Desmarais Jr. will retire from their long-serving roles as co-CEOs of the management and holding company.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:00:00 EST
10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2019
Best French albums of the year

From Loud to Corridor to Laurence-Anne, we count down the top releases of the year.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:14:27 EST
Oh, fudge! NDG woman makes 220 kilograms of sweet treat for charity
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Barbara Sidorowicz thought she could cook up a few batches of fudge, sell maybe ten or 20 boxes. It didn’t work out that way: in fact, she made over 500 pounds of fudge, and raised thousands of dollars for charity.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:38:01 EST
Quebec's Denis Villeneuve named filmmaker of the decade by Hollywood critics
Sicario

The Hollywood Critics Association has named Quebec director Denis Villeneuve filmmaker of the decade.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:56:09 EST
Testing finds lead levels in Côte Saint-Luc water above new federal guidelines
CSL lead water

Over the last six years, Côte Saint-Luc tested the water at 238 homes constructed before 1976. The municipality held an information session alongside Montreal public health Thursday to explain the findings and take questions from residents.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:00:00 EST
How Andrew Scheer ranks among Conservative leaders
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Four previous leaders failed to become prime minister when the Conservative Party was united. Andrew Scheer is now the fifth.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:34:59 EST
Montreal mayor poised to announce transformation of Notre-Dame Street East
Notre Dame Street

The plan includes either a tram line or an extension of the city’s light-rail network, the REM, now under construction. The Caisse de dépôt et placement has been mandated to choose which public transit system is preferable.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:41:33 EST
'We will keep on fighting': Muslim women devastated by Appeal Court decision to uphold Bill 21
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Three judges had serious criticisms of Quebec's religious symbols ban, acknowledging it causes "irreparable harm" to those affected, but a majority of the Court of Appeal ruled the law should be allowed to stand until the constitutional challenges are heard in Quebec Superior Court. 


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:35:14 EST
'Very likely' Manitoba will seek intervener status in Quebec Bill 21: Pallister
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says it is "very likely" the province will seek intervener status in Quebec's controversial Bill 21 if the case heads to the Supreme Court of Canada.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:40:48 EST
Pulp mill closure costs Outaouais more forestry jobs
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Nearly 200 forestry workers in the Outaouais are out of work after a local pulp and paper mill announced it's shutting down.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:33:33 EST
Quebec's top court won't suspend province's religious symbols ban, but judges say rights being violated
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Quebec's top court has refused to suspend the province's controversial ban on religious symbols, even while acknowledging it causes "irreparable harm" to those affected.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:58:53 EST
Mother found dead in Pointe-aux-Trembles came to Canada to pursue her dreams, family says
Dahia Khellaf

Relatives of Dahia Khellaf are in shock after the 42-year-old mother and one-time music teacher, originally from Algeria, was found dead in her east-end Montreal home Wednesday, along with her sons Askil, two, and Adam, four.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:37:52 EST
Class action suits filed against 4 Catholic organizations for decades of alleged sexual assaults
CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE

The Joliette diocese, the Saint-Jean-Longueuil diocese, and two religious orders — the Frères de Saint-Gabriel du Canada and the Society of St-Vincent de Paul — are named in four separate suits filed Thursday in Quebec Superior Court, in Montreal.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:45:35 EST
Conservative caucus backs Scheer as interim leader amid private school backlash
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After weeks of mounting criticism of his election performance, Andrew Scheer announced today he is stepping down as Conservative Party leader — a surprise move bound to upend Canadians politics for the foreseeable future.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:00:00 EST
One law, many challenges: How lawyers are trying to overturn Quebec's religious symbols ban
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Here's an overview of the different arguments lawyers are using to try to get around the notwithstanding clause inserted into Quebec's Bill 21, which bars public school teachers, police officers and government lawyers, among other civil servants, from wearing religious symbols at work.