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Québec solidaire to put sovereignty question in hands of constituents

Montreal Gazette - ‎4 hours ago‎
Québec solidaire removed some of the clarity from its long-held ideology in support of Quebec independence by deciding this past weekend it wouldn't “predetermine” any issues surrounding sovereignty.

Québec Solidaire celebrates 10 years with party, shout-out from Xavier Dolan - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Québec Solidaire is celebrating 10 years in the Quebec political scene with a party at Club Soda tonight. Party spokespeople Françoise David and Andrés Fontecilla used the occasion to highlight how they believe the party has grown, and how the province ...

The Delightful Perversity of Québec's Catholic Swears

Atlas Obscura - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Graffiti in Québec which roughly translates to "We don't give a fuck about the special law (Bill 78)". (Photo: Gates of Ale/CC BY-SA 3.0).

Take another look at us, Québec solidaire tells left-wing anglos

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Quebec's minorities should have another look at what Québec solidaire has to offer and not get hung up on its pro-sovereignty stand, representatives of the party say.

Québec Begins Attempt to Blacklist 2200 Online Gambling Websites

Flushdraw - ‎22 hours ago‎
Québec's government-run lottery agency, Loto-Québec, is forging ahead with a plan to blacklist roughly 2,200 online-gambling sites following last week's passage of the controversial Bill 74, which authorizes the state-run lottery to compile such a ...

Sûreté du Québec show off new uniforms with dramatic video - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Quebec provincial police officers have uniforms - and they made a video set to music to show them off. The Sûreté du Québec decided to keep its trademark olive green colours, despite media reports the force would switch to a navy blue. The two-minute ...

Hydro-Québec replaces defective meters prone to bursting - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Hydro-Québec is urgently replacing some defective meters that have been known to burst or be ejected from the wall. The utility says the meters, known as the Sentinel Iron 345 V, were manufactured between 2005 and 2009 and most of them were installed ...

Loto-Québec targeting illegal online gambling

CJAD - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Loto-Québec has begun drawing up a list of illegal online gambling websites with a goal of shutting them down. With passage of Bill 74 last week, the government is hoping to recover about $220 million dollars lost every year to companies such as Poker ...
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Top bureaucrat, chief of staff lose jobs at Transports Québec amid corruption allegations - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The story detailed Poeti's claims that Transports Québec employees were being intimidated into awarding contracts to certain people and that cost overruns on public projects were being hidden.
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Des risques élevés de feux de forêt au Québec

Le Huffington Post Quebec - ‎May 23, 2016‎
La Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) invite la population à la vigilance car le danger d'incendie est élevé presque partout au Québec et il le demeurera pour les prochains jours. Les pompiers de Québec et des banlieues nord ont ...
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Second walrus pup born at the Quebec City aquarium

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“It's been quite a hectic month,” said Jill Marvin, director of conservation and animal care at Aquarium du Québec. The walrus named Arnaliaq gave birth to a female pup two weeks ago, while Samka gave birth to a healthy male on the weekend. Boris is ...
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Sûreté du Québec cracking down on drivers this Victoria Day weekend - ‎May 22, 2016‎
"We want drivers to be very careful on the road because a lot of people travel during the long weekend, and the weather is great," Coulombe said.

Could the Sûreté du Québec be ditching its olive green colour scheme?

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 20, 2016‎
La Presse reports that the provincial police force, which has stood out with its colours for 54 years, is set to announce a change that will make the force appear more modern - and also fall in line with other police forces in Quebec. The SQ would be ...

OpenBet extends with Loto-Québec

iGaming Business - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“Partnering with OpenBet allows us to seamlessly join up our new, innovative mobile offering with our existing product portfolio, maximising the player experience across all environments,” Loto-Québec's general manager, Luc Morin, said.
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DDO residents, mayor urge Hydro-Québec to bury new transmission lines - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Hearings into a contentious Hydro-Québec project in Dollard-des-Ormeaux continued Tuesday night. The utility wants to increase its capacity to meet rising demand for electricity on Montreal's West Island by erecting 16-storey, 315-kilovolt transmission ...
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The report of the Auditor General of Québec is tabled in the National Assembly - Press Release no. 1

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
This audit, carried out at the Centre de services partagés du Québec (CSPQ), completes the special audit submitted in November 2015 which concerned information technology contracts.

Emera backing Hydro-Québec in battle over New England power market

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Halifax-based Emera Inc. is backing Hydro-Québec in a battle with U.S. power generators for a share of the New England market as it eyes construction of a multibillion-dollar, undersea transmission line from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts.
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Quebec moving ahead with new watchdog for public works contracts - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Quebec government is moving ahead with plans to create a new provincial watchdog for public contracts, one of the key recommendations of the Charbonneau commission into corruption .

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the seventh Québec-California carbon market auction

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
QUÉBEC CITY, May 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, today made public the results of the May 18, 2016 auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ...

Québec City: The Good Coffee Lover's Guide

Sprudge - ‎May 18, 2016‎
In a town where civil servants still form a large part of the population, old traditions are tough to battle and only a few “coffee mavericks” were ready to gamble on a market for quality independent cafes in Québec. This spring, our last visit showed ...