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Philippe Couillard's tone shift on Islam stuns Quebec Muslims

After years of warning Quebeckers against “creating an amalgam” between acts of Islamist terror and the wider Muslim community – and for a long time...

New York artist depicts Quebec's role in Canadian history

Meanwhile, current Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard looks like he's in some kind of death grip by former Parti Québécois premier Pauline Marois. The centre of...

Richard Bain guilty of second-degree murder in Quebec election-night shooting

Richard Henry Bain was targeting Pauline Marois and Parti Québécois members of the National Assembly when he rushed the back door of a Montreal concert...

Independent MNA and anti-corruption advocate Sylvie Roy dies at 51

... mostly rural riding surrounding Victoriaville in central Quebec and is the mother of a teenaged boy and girl, sat as an independent since 2015...

Alleged Quebec election-night shooter was 'likely' psychotic: psychiatrist

Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was killed and fellow stagehand David Courage seriously injured after they were both struck by the same bullet outside the Metropolis...

Brexit breathes new life into separatism

(subscription) (subscription)The short-lived PQ government of Pauline Marois hoped a similar backlash in the rest of Canada over its Charter of Quebec Values might...

Why Canada needs publicly funded insurance for home care

(subscription)After a long career of research in health services for older people, I became Minister of Health and Social Services in 2012 in the...

Couillard's road to 'yes' on Energy East just got longer

(subscription) (subscription)Premier Philippe Couillard was not kidding when, on the eve of this week's first ministers' conference, he referred to the timing of his...

Lowe's measured twice before Quebec cut Rona free

(subscription) (subscription)That was an open invitation for Lowe's to try again after Mr. Couillard took office in 2014, ousting Pauline Marois's short-lived PQ government...

Péladeau 'in no way' rethinking political future after marriage split: PQ

He arrived in politics alongside then-PQ leader Pauline Marois in the April, 2014 election. With raised fist, he went off the PQ campaign script and...

Quebec business leaders worry Couillard is deterring investment

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's comments concerning a remote island home to about 200,000 Virginia white-tailed deer and world-class salmon fishing continue to dog him as...

Second planeload of Syrian refugees arrives in Montreal

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard was on hand along with a number of federal cabinet ministers to greet the refugees. Couillard told some of the volunteers...

Couillard throws cold water on Anticosti drilling plans

(subscription) (subscription)Even the former Parti Québécois government of Pauline Marois, which pretended that Quebeckers would all be driving electric vehicles within a few years...

Ex-CAQ candidate to run for Quebec Liberals in Montreal by-election

Two years ago Dominique Anglade was the founding president of Quebec's conservative Coalition Avenir Québec and a successful executive whom party leader François Legault described...

Quebec taxi drivers protest across the province against UberX

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard suggested recently he's open to legalizing the ride-booking service while Montreal's mayor is strongly against it. Frustrations ran high as several...

Overcoming Islamophobia: Fear is never the best basis for action

Then in 2013, Mr. Charest's successor, Pauline Marois, launched the extremist Quebec Charter of Values, which inflamed the issue once again – and worked against...

Transat CEO Jean-Marc Eustache's work is 'not a job; it's my life'

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - The Globe ...The Globe and Mail (subscription)Also part of the team was François Legault, who left suddenly in 1997...

Register your imam, senators say

François Legault, Leader of the opposition Coalition Avenir Québec, called for the regulation of mosques in the province, with municipalities empowered to deny operating permits...

Ontario has a genuine friend in Couillard

Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Quebec, delivered a serious speech to the Ontario Legislature this week. The best the two Ontario opposition party leaders could...

The sagging Liberals need a shakeup

Or Pauline Marois. Or Danielle Smith.” That's true enough, but if you look at the last four federal campaigns, the Harper Conservatives have increased their...

Péladeau's attack on immigrants gives voters that old-time failing

Pauline Marois, the former premier, bet all her cards in the 2014 general election on a Charter of Quebec Values that sought to highlight ethnic...

Charbonneau Commission didn't publicize claims of illegal donations to Marois ...

The commission of inquiry into Quebec's construction industry received precise allegations of illicit political donations to former premier Pauline Marois's husband, but never brought them...

François Legault puts out the unwelcome mat

CBC.caWhen François Legault founded the Coalition Avenir Québec, the new party offered a hope of reasonable centrism in Quebec politics. It was not to be.

Quebec Court supports judge who refused case unless hijab removed

The Court of Quebec is standing by the decision of one of its judges who refused to hear a woman's case unless she removed her...

Little mosque not wanted on this prairie

François Legault should know better. The Leader of Coalition Avenir Québec had once promised to be a moderate influence. Instead, he is exploiting what started...

Pierre Karl Péladeau: 'I don't have to answer reporters' questions'

Media magnate Pierre Karl Péladeau says he doesn't have to answer reporters' questions, indicating he prefers Facebook as a means of communication. The controlling shareholder...

Court asked to banish prayer, Christian symbols from council meetings

The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to banish public prayer and Christian religious symbols from municipal council meetings in a case that prompted...

For Harper, a textbook moment for a snap election

Pauline Marois did it and lost, big time. Kathleen Wynne did it and won, though her hand was forced. My old boss, Pierre Trudeau, did...

A morale boost for Péquistes

Toledo Blade It was a direct attack not only on ex-leader Pauline Marois, but her two ex-ministers – Jean-François Lisée and Bernard Drainville – jockeying to...

The Charbonneau commission was an expensive disappointment

Montreal Gazette Nor did it bother to call obvious potential witnesses to the bar, such as former premier Jean Charest, chief Liberal fundraiser Marc Bibeau or...

Plans to cut parental programs draw scorn in Quebec

Montreal Gazette A committee headed by former federal Liberal cabinet minister Lucienne Robillard is reviewing government programs. The first recommendations are expected in October. François Legault,...

Charbonneau corruption inquiry hears last witness testify

Montreal Gazette ... how to combat the problem. In her address, Sonia LeBel also appeared to make a subtle response to critics who complained that certain...

Premiers endorse climate change plan

Toronto Star That was eventually resolved – but Pauline Marois, then Quebec's separatist premier, had refused to sign on. Change in leadership – Ms. Marois and...

Quebec to hold inquiry into fatal fire at seniors home

Quebec will hold an inquiry into the devastating fire that killed 32 seniors at a residence in the town of L'Isle-Verte this winter. Public Security...

Wynne, Couillard to push national energy strategy at premiers conference

The True North Times Under the previous separatist government – Mr. Couillard defeated Parti Québécois premier Pauline Marois in the spring provincial election – Quebec refused...

Ontario's Wynne, Quebec's Couillard forge central Canadian alliance

Mr. Charest was defeated in 2012 by the separatists under Pauline Marois; Mr. McGuinty stepped down in early 2013. The forging of the alliance comes...

Tony Accurso loses bid to avoid testifying in Quebec corruption inquiry

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the arguments of a high-profile Quebec construction boss who was trying to avoid testifying at the...

PQ leadership contender Drainville embraces 'clarity' on separation question

He added that much of the blame for his party's defeat to the provincial Liberals in April can be pinned on then-leader Pauline Marois's obfuscations...

FX studio Technicolor expanding in Montreal

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's government reduced film, television and multimedia tax credits last month as part of a broader deficit-cutting effort. Ontario and British Columbia,...

Couillard's tough medicine is just what Quebec needs

Our job is to create an ecosystem that will allow entrepreneurs to express themselves freely.” The first comment was from Ontario's Kathleen Wynne; the second...

Premier Couillard under fire for Quebec budget's austerity measures

Just past 100 days into a fresh mandate, the Quebec government is making few new friends after adopting a budget and ongoing spending and taxation...

Heated words fly in Quebec politics, defying calls for calm

Premier Philippe Couillard keeps calling for a polite new era in Quebec politics, but some of his own ministers appear to be ignoring his entreaties.

Quebec pledges $60-million more to help rebuild Lac-Mégantic, compensate ...

The Quebec government has pledged $60-million in additional financial aid to help rebuild Lac-Mégantic, just over one year after the fatal rail disaster that destroyed...

Pauline Marois warmed by Quebec's cultural flames

Montreal Gazette Premier Pauline Marois's favourable electoral prospects, in the campaign that began officially on Wednesday, are bad prospects for Quebec and for Canada. Rather than...