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ALUS Canada relaunches in Ontario

Guest speakers included MP Diane Finley, MPP Toby Barrett's representative Jeff Helsdon, Mayor Charlie Luke, ALUS Norfolk PAC Chair Chris Van Paassen, and ALUS participant...

Bain was clearly politically motivated, politicians say

4, 2012, when he shot and killed stagehand Denis Blanchette and injured co-worker Dave Courage behind Metropolis as the Parti Québécois celebrated its election victory...

Make a day of it in picture-pretty Dunham

She and her spouse, Christian Gladu, moved to the region from Montreal and opened L'Épicerie-Café Dunham on rue Principale last May. It's a lively ....

OFFTA festival celebrates 10 years of hybrid dance/theatre

Caroline St-Laurent, who won notice for her work at the 2012 Edgy Women Festival, last year created Relais Papillon, a test for three female swimmers...

Montreal this morning: Sunny streak ends

In Toronto, Walrus editor Jon Kay and former citizenship and immigration minister Chris Alexander debate Has the Terrorist Threat Been Exaggerated?, the first Great Canadian...

Tribute to be held for Rita Lafontaine at Théâtre du Rideau Vert

Rita Lafontaine as Nana in Le Paradis ˆ la fin de vos jours by Michel Tremblay courtesy of Theatre du Rideau Vert. François ... The...

Garneau takes shot at Tories over Quebec Bridge repair estimates

“The Conservative government – Mr. (Denis) Lebel before – had said (that) it will cost $200 million,” he reminded independent Senator Michel Rivard, who asked...

As Brussels bleeds, Tory MP slams Trudeau on anti-terror spending

The heavy lifting on that job was left to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and deputy leader Denis Lebel, each of whom took turns denouncing...

Dan Delmar: Fearful 'antibilinguals' are holding Canada back

... leaders is, to a certain extent, unfair; but Canadian elites have always benefited from a multitude of privileges — linguistic, ethnic, economic, geographic and...

Canada to require bus and truck drivers to log hours electronically in two years

In making the changes, the Liberal government is following through on a commitment made last year by former transport minister Lisa Raitt. But the Conservatives...

Aislin looks back at Stephen Harper

This held true throughout his whole reign; in fact Jim Flaherty, one of his best cabinet members, used to quietly call Harper 'the Ayatollah' when...

Pro: Montreal's 375th birthday plan to light Jacques-Cartier Bridge will ...

File photo: Left to right: Gilbert Rozon, Transport Minister Robert Poëti, France Chrétien Desmarais, Denis Lebel, then the federal minister of infrastructure and Montreal Mayor...

Letter: The great gift of democracy

Before the polls closed on voting day, Conservative candidate Peter Van Loan and supporters stood on County Rd. 88 and encouraged voters to get out...

Election results: Liberals break through in Eastern Townships

The Conservatives actually raised their presence in the region from two seats to three despite the loss of its most high-profile member, 41-year-old Christian Paradis.

Key dates in the case of Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt

June 24, 2014: After critics voice concerns that the Canada's federal government hasn't reacted forcefully enough to the verdict against Fahmy, Foreign Affairs Minister John...

Opinion: Federal anti-radicalization efforts have taken too narrow an approach ...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay (left), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Steven Blaney, CSIS director Michel Coulombe and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson arrive at the...

Federal Court seals Quebec gun registry data as legal fight moves to Charter

That's the one point federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney continually stresses. “The will of Parliament has been clear on multiple occasions; all copies of...

New Champlain Bridge construction begins with $4.24-billion price tag

“A lot of people didn't think we would be within the budget of $3 billion to $5 billion, but today, we go from talk to...

Canada Post free to make its own decisions, MP Denis Lebel says

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, spoke at...

Editorial: Canada's emissions targets fall short

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq called the objective “fair and ambitious.” But a comparison with the commitments of Canada's closest allies, an analysis of how the...

Language rights activist Robert Libman becomes Conservative candidate for ...

... francophone Quebec. While Libman had the support of not a single Conservative MP, the party rolled out the red carpet for Déry including having...

No new passport for Fahmy in Egypt until he is cleared to travel: Foreign ...

“I know the consular officials are in touch with him and I've got complete confidence in them; they will continue to work with him and,...

Early spending estimates suggest more money for Canadian veterans, though ...

Treasury Board President Tony Clement released the 2015-16 spending estimates on Tuesday, even though it's unclear when the budget will be tabled. The Conservative government's...

Opinion: Canada should renew its commitment to fighting tuberculosis around ...

Let us prevent the spread of MDR-TB and save lives being lost unnecessarily to TB. We urge International Development Minister Christian Paradis to build upon...

Lévis byelection a test for CAQ and Liberals

The riding was home to the CAQ's star financial point person, Christian Dubé, who quit politics Aug. 15 to make ... The CAQ is playing...

Editorial: A welcome nudge toward gender equality in corporate board rooms

Kellie Leitch, Canada's minister of labour and for the status of women, has laudably made the issue a priority. After a government report in June,...

Arbitration ruling on Canadian softwood lumber posted

“The tribunal rejected 97 per cent of the United States' $1.86- billion claim as having no basis,” says Peter Van Loan, Canada's international trade minister.

Letter: Care is lacking for the elderly

I strongly suggest the government to invite those affected to relate these stories, not merely complain, to perhaps set up a website to collect them...

Ottawa invests $31.5 million for dementia research

Canada's federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose passed through Montreal Wednesday morning to announce an investment of $31.5 million for a national research consortium on Alzheimer's...

Bid to save Mirabel terminal doesn't fly with operating agency

He urged Ottawa to be more flexible, but added that Federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel is “sensitive to our project.” Bouchard aimed his barbs at...

Dany Villanueva's deportation order suspended

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has to approve the decision. Dany Villanueva's younger brother, Fredy Villanueva, died after being shot by police in a Montreal North...

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, opposition MPs, arrive in Iraq in show of ...

BAGHDAD — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird pledged Canadian solidarity with the people of Iraq as he began a security-shrouded visit to Baghdad today. His...

Conservatives trying to woo Quebec voters ahead of next federal election

In the lead car was Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Quebec political lieutenant, Denis Lebel. “It's pre-electoral,” Lebel said in an interview with The Gazette on...

Charges against two in Lac-Mégantic train derailment should be dropped: lawyers

National Post While speaking to reporters Thursday, Roy brandished a newspaper with Denis Lebel's picture on it and began deriding the former Transport Minister. “Denis Lebel...

Raitt, Conservatives distance themselves from Lac-Mégantic responsibility

The Conservative government skirted any direct responsibility Tuesday for the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, with Transport Minister Lisa Raitt saying instead that she expects more from...

Opinion: The fuss over Justin Trudeau's Park Ex mosque visit is unwarranted ...

After all, it was Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney who led the charge in describing Trudeau's visit to the Assuna-Annabawiya mosque in Park Ex as...

IMF calls on Canada, others to raise carbon taxes, cut income taxes

In an email response, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said the Canadian government rejects the recommendations. "We will not impose a 52 per cent increase on...

Bill Zacharkiw on wine: Readers concerned about sugar content

I read recently that Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose is holding public consultations regarding proposed changes to labels, which will include “added sugars.” However, there...

Ottawa invites three consortia to bid on Champlain Bridge project

Last month, federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel unveiled the design of the new Champlain. The consortium chosen will be responsible for the final design and...

Ottawa invites three consortia to bid on Champlain Bridge project

Last month, federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel unveiled the design of the new Champlain. The consortium chosen will be responsible for the final design and...

How much sugar is really in that? Ottawa proposes food label changes

Health Minister Rona Ambrose made the announcement Monday at an Edmonton grocery store. She hopes the changes will make it easier for people to make...

FusiA project to take wing in Montreal

MONTREAL — Asked about the seriousness of their startup project recently, Christine and Cyrille Chanal's reply was disarming: the French couple is moving from Toulouse...

Fantino undecided on future of veterans' medical marijuana program

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has yet to decide the future of his department's medical marijuana program, including whether the benefits the government provides veterans...

Parliamentary budget officer to report on public service sick leave

He said he expects the study will pour cold water on Treasury Board President Tony Clement's initial suggestions that the system had to be revamped...

Montreal from A to Z: V is for Victoria

The new Champlain Bridge design looks very impressive and Denis Lebel, the federal infrastructure minister, noted when he showed it off at a news conference...

Roma family gets reprieve

The Buzas family's application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds has been in the hands of Immigration Minister Chris Alexander since December. It was filed...

Design unveiled for replacement for Montreal's aging Champlain bridge

MONTREAL - The design for a new, modern replacement for Montreal's aging Champlain bridge is being described by its proponents as beautiful and very stylish.

Opinion: It's all about hitting the language sweet spot

In a recent commentary in The Gazette, federal Tory MP Maxime Bernier said Quebec needed to embrace more English. That made me cringe. Why? Not...

Opinion: It's all about hitting the language sweet spot

In a recent commentary in The Gazette, federal Tory MP Maxime Bernier said Quebec needed to embrace more English. That made me cringe. Why? Not...

It's all about hitting the language sweet spot

In a recent commentary in The Gazette, federal Tory MP Maxime Bernier said Quebec needed to embrace more English. That made me cringe. Why? Not...