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Gaétan Barrette backtracks on controversial comments about Richard Bain shooting

Bain was convicted of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder Tuesday for a 2012 shooting at the Metropolis, where then-Parti Québécois leader and...

Philippe Couillard's summer vacation cut short, faces early test ...

Summertime, and the living is easy. But Quebec's political class clearly didn't get the memo. At the tail end of the dog days, the Liberal...

Philippe Couillard hints that racism, pit bulls could be among fall priorities for Liberals

Premier Philippe Couillard had rejected the idea in the past, but on Sunday promised his government will do something to address the issue. He provided...

Petrolia, Quebec told by judge to resolve differences outside of court

The agreement between the provincial government and Petrolia was signed in 2014 by then-premier Pauline Marois. At the time of the agreement with Petrolia, Marois...

Salmon population at risk if Anticosti exploration continues, conservation group

... only thing that flip-flops. In 2014, the Quebec provincial government — then with the Parti Québécois's Pauline Marois at the helm — signed a...

How Anticosti became the centre of a debate over oil and gas exploration

In February 2014, less than a month before calling an election, then-premier Pauline Marois announced agreements between the province and Petrolia, Corridor Resources and Maurel...

Ottawa, Quebec join forces to boost public transit funding

The Globe and MailPrime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday a new funding deal with Quebec that will see the federal government contribute $1.2 billion toward...

Your handy guide to the PQ leadership race

She served as Pauline Marois's minister of natural resources. But when she ran in the last leadership contest, she managed only 13.3 per cent of...

'I went there so that Marois would not be able to make her speech,' Richard Bain trial hears

4, 2012, while then-premier-designate Pauline Marois delivered her victory speech inside. "I didn't go there to hurt anyone." - Recording on Richard Henry Bain's Facebook.

Mexico 'moving in the right direction' on human rights, Philippe Couillard says

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he raised concerns about Mexico's human rights record in a meeting today with President Enrique Pena Nieto. Couillard said Monday...

What we know so far about Quebec's deadly election-night shooting

The jury has heard that Blanchette was killed outside the back entrance of the Metropolis club, while Pauline Marois delivered her victory speech inside to...

Quebec premier struck by object thrown by protester, police say

As thousands of people gathered in Montreal Thursday evening for a vigil in honour of the victims of the Orlando shooting, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard...

Orlando nightclub attack: Philippe Couillard denounces shooting

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says the Orlando, Fla., attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub is a reminder that...

13 jurors selected for Richard Bain's murder trial

The shooting occurred as newly elected premier Pauline Marois was addressing supporters at a Montreal nightclub. She was rushed from the stage by her protective...

Philippe Couillard accused of demoting Robert Poeti for flagging problems in Transport Ministry

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is defending himself against allegations he demoted his transport minister for uncovering mismanagement and intimidation in the Ministry of Transport. The...

Jean-François Lisée wouldn't push for sovereignty in first PQ mandate

Jean-François Lisée, who formally entered the running for the Parti Québecois leadership on Monday, says he wouldn't push for sovereignty in his first mandate if...

Couillard nods to sharing economy amid Liberal party tensions

Premier Philippe Couillard has promised to launch a project on the sharing economy, one day after members of his own party expressed their unhappiness with...

Key moments in Pierre Karl Péladeau's short political life

During a press conference with former PQ leader Pauline Marois, Példeau was asked a question about a possible conflict of interest around one of his...

Couillard in favour of Olympic Games in Quebec City

Premier Philippe Couillard says he is in favour of having the Winter Olympics in Quebec City in 2026, provided they come at a reasonable cost...

Philippe Couillard hoping more spending can ease Liberal woes

These are tough times to be a Quebec Liberal. A series of scandals has overshadowed its mid-mandate budget and tainted the party's image ahead of...

Quebec Budget 2016: Philippe Couillard tries to write a new chapter

It is an image Premier Philippe Couillard hopes will serve him when he hits the campaign trail in about two years. They hope it will...

Philippe Couillard distances himself from Charest-era Liberals in wake of UPAC arrests

The PQ rejected Couillard's attempts to distance himself from the Charest-era Liberals. The party pointed out there are a number of current cabinet ministers who...

Quebec budget 2016: Philippe Couillard out to prove austerity measures worthwhile

This is a mid-mandate budget for Couillard. The first two years were all about the difficult – and deeply unpopular – austerity measures. By loading...

Pauline Marois calls out Philippe Couillard over daycare cuts

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caFormer Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, who introduced $5-a-day daycare during her time as education minister, is speaking out against the government's cuts.Former premier...

Philippe Couillard defends Energy East pipeline injunction

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is defending his province's decision to take legal action against TransCanada over the Energy East pipeline. Couillard said that concerns over...

Philippe Couillard announces emergency cabinet shuffle

"These adjustment will allow Minister Moreau to reduce his workload, as his doctors prescribed," Couillard told a news conference in Quebec City. "He has been...

Philippe Couillard needs to do more to fight sexual exploitation: Québec Solidaire

Québec Solidaire is calling on the province to reintroduce funding for programs aimed at cracking down on sexual exploitation. MNA Manon Massé says the $1.4-million,...

It's a first. MLA for Calgary-Varsity Stephanie McLean, delivered a healthy baby boy Saturday. (@NDPStephanie/Twitter)

While no female MLA in Alberta has given birth while in office, it has happened elsewhere in Canada. Former Liberal MP Sheila Copps, B.C. Premier...

UN chief Ban Ki-moon meets with Denis Coderre, Philippe Couilard

Ban is meeting Premier Philippe Couillard this evening at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Ban is also expected to meet with members of the International Civil Aviation...

New Brunswick weather: Blowing snow warning in effect for east

A snowstorm has closed most schools in New Brunswick on Tuesday as parts of the province remain under a blowing storm advisory. A blowing snow...

New Brunswick hammered by winter storm

A winter storm continues to hammer the southern half of New Brunswick, with up to 35 cm of snow expected before the storm is over.

Philippe Couillard set to shuffle his cabinet

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard will shuffle his cabinet on Thursday, a move that is expected to bring more women and younger ministers into positions of...

Philippe Couillard says he's ready to pull plug on Anticosti oil, gas exploration

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he's ready to pull the plug on the oil and gas exploration project underway on Anticosti Island. "The destruction of...

Justin Trudeau, Philippe Couillard hail era of co-operation after meeting in ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard hailed a new era of co-operation between Ottawa and the province on Friday after a lengthy...

Philippe Couillard ends legislative session defending budget cuts

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard spent the last day of the National Assembly's 2015 session defending his government's efforts to balance the books, saying he's taken...

Corruption not limited to Quebec: Philippe Couillard

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his province isn't the only one with a corruption problem. Couillard made the comment following the release of the Charbonneau...

Make Christmas special for a family in need. Nov 30

CBC.ca - Dec 18.CBC.caChristmas should be a special celebration for everyone. But not everyone can afford to feed their family. If you can help, there's...

Fredericton's Regent, Prospect intersection closing for summer

Fredericton's busiest intersection will be closed for three months next summer as the city plans to upgrade its aging infrastructure and add more lanes. "The...

Paris attacks: Philippe Couillard asks for international co-operation

Philippe Couillard. "We have to be part of an international coalition, an international movement and play the role that our partners want us to play,...

Calgary MLA Stephanie McLean makes history as Alberta's first pregnant MLA

While no female MLA in Alberta has given birth while in office, it has happened elsewhere in Canada in the past. Former Liberal MP Sheila...

Philippe Couillard defends Bombardier bailout, angering public sector strikers

The province will be borrowing money to make the investment in Bombardier, Couillard said. Economy Minister Jacques Daoust said the province's aeronautics industry is the...

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says Liberal win good news for province

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he's looking forward to a new relationship with the federal government following the election of the Liberal Party under Justin...

Philippe Couillard wants to increase Quebec exports to Mexico

Quebec must increase its exports to ensure its economic development, and Mexico is a prime market. That's the message delivered by Premier Philippe Couillard on...

Premier Philippe Couillard criticized for byelection call during federal race

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is being accused of trying to confuse voters by calling byelections in the final weeks of the federal election campaign. The...

Montreal sewage dump plan 'lesser of 2 evils': Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. As a result, for a week starting Oct. 18, raw sewage that would normally flow into the interceptor will be diverted...

Philippe Couillard says education forum will inspire legislative changes

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says a three-day conference has inspired him to make changes to the education system, namely putting more power back into the...

Anticosti Island: Environmental groups call for BAPE review of shale-gas drilling

Pauline Marois's PQ government announced early in 2014 its plan to invest $115 million to explore the oil potential of Anticosti Island with its partners...

Quebec, Philippe Couillard and the next prime minister

With polls indicating a three-way race for Oct. 19, the outcome of the federal election is unpredictable at best. Premier Philippe Couillard wants to know...

Syrian, Iraqi refugees living in Sherbrooke meet with Premier Philippe Couillard

Couillard said earlier this month that Quebec is ready to accept "hundreds, if not thousands" of new refugees fleeing war and terrorism. The refugee-selection process...

Richard Henry Bain murder trial delayed again over accused's finances

Bain is charged in the slaying of lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside a Montreal nightclub in September 2012 as then-Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois was...