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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:08:06 EST
Canada resumes deportations, and migrant health-care workers in Quebec could be sent back
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The federal agency is deporting people once again, as a deal between Quebec and Canada to protect asylum seekers who worked in health-care hasn't been finalized.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 19:55:40 EST
QMJHL calls off games until January due to pandemic-related issues
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The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League says it will not hold any games until early January because of COVID-19 issues.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 18:00:17 EST
Booksellers association backtracks after erasing premier's literary picks
Francois Legault

Quebec booksellers association posts, then removes, then reposts book recommendations from premier Francois Legault after accusations of censorship

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:40:55 EST
Closing arguments begin in court challenge to Quebec secularism law
Bill 21 court challenge

Lawyers representing individuals and groups seeking to have Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21, struck down began their closing arguments at the Montreal courthouse.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:23:06 EST
Ottawa signals plans to create Canada-wide child care system, collect digital sales taxes
Fiscal Update 20201130

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland today announced the first steps in a multi-year strategy to build a Canada-wide child care system to cut costs for families and encourage more women with kids to join the workforce. She also unveiled a plan to levy a digital sales tax to raise revenue for the cash-strapped federal government.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:11:02 EST
Watch Montreal musicians perform Brahms' Requiem for World AIDS Day
Voices of Hope choristers

Tune in Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET for a concert in support of the Maison du Parc AIDS hospice.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:39:52 EST
Quebec should create new role of director of youth protection, Laurent commission finds
Régine Laurent

Quebec's special commission on the rights of children and youth protection released some preliminary findings Monday, citing a laundry list of problems within the provincial system and recommending the creation of a leadership position to oversee the implementation of sweeping changes. 

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:55:35 EST
Quebec to be hit with stretches of extreme cold and unusually mild weather this winter, forecaster says
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Major swings expected in both temperatures and precipitation levels are on tap for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, with stretches of both extreme cold and unusually mild air forecast alongside a mix of storms and dry spells.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:25:21 EST
Montreal police investigate 3 shootings in Rivière-des-Prairies
Rivière-des-Prairies shooting

Police say it's still unclear whether three shootings, which happened over the course of an hour on Sunday in Rivière-des-Prairies, are related. They are also investigating a fourth shooting that happened earlier in the evening in Montréal-Nord.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:22:44 EST
COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Monday
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The federal government has released its long-awaited fiscal update — a spending plan to help Canadians cope with COVID-19 while recharging the national economy and key sectors battered by the global crisis.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:00:00 EST
Quebec ski hills gear up for challenging season under pandemic restrictions
Sommet Saint-Sauveur

A handful of hills opened this weekend with new measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Skiers will have to wear face coverings inside at all times as well as on the chair lifts and while waiting in line.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 EST
Quebec cyclist aims to bike across Canada following death of his friend in road accident
Louis-Joseph Couturier 2

Louis-Joseph Couturier is hoping to raise $20,000 for the organization Vélo Fantôme (Ghost Bike), which erects a white bicycle in locations where cyclists are killed in Quebec.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Families say valued possessions still missing years after bank emptied their safety deposit boxes
Sheila Levy-Bencheton

Two families say they are still missing their most valued possessions years after TD Canada Trust drilled open and emptied their safety deposit boxes. Experts say banks operate the boxes "as a side business" with no rules except those they set for themselves. 

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 19:54:34 EST
Elisapie, Ariane Moffatt and Patrick Watson pay tribute to Joyce Echaquan

While the event is being released on demand for free, all funds raised through donations will go to the Lanaudière Native Friendship Centre.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 17:32:04 EST
Quebec cartoonist traces the life of Leonard Cohen in black and white
Philippe Girard

The graphic novel, Leonard Cohen: On A Wire, is set to be released in French and English in 2021.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:52:02 EST
Maimonides shuts down crowded hot zone, transfers COVID-19 patients to hospitals

The facility decided Saturday to move 20 residents who are currently infected with the virus to either the Jewish General Hospital for more severe cases, or the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:48:34 EST
Montreal's Black Theatre Workshop marks half-century milestone
Quincy Armorer

Canada's oldest Black theatre company is still going strong after half a century performing.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:00:00 EST
It was not a matter of if, but when she would catch COVID-19
Corrine Preisler Living Through Covid

Every day for months, Corrine Preisler went into a red zone to help patients at a long-term care home. Then she got sick.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
How to safely go running during winter in Quebec
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When it comes to hitting the streets during Quebec's harsh, unpredictable winter weather, running coaches and trainers say it can be done safely and can be fun as long as you follow some key rules.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:24:03 EST
Liberals to spend $100B to jolt post-pandemic economy after posting record $381B deficit
Fiscal Update 20201130

The Liberal government is preparing to spend up to $100 billion to kick start the post-pandemic economy as it stares down a record-high deficit projection of more than $381 billion for this fiscal year.