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Astronaut Steve MacLean is the new Ambassador of the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ – “I have always been involved in health research, when I was an astronaut and still today. As part of my two missions in space,

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Québec-New Hampshire Interconnection Project Gets Government Green Light

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The Québec government has granted the authorizations needed to carry out the Québec–New Hampshire interconnection project, which calls for the construction of a

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Bombardier unions expect protracted trade dispute with Boeing over C Series

MONTREAL — The largest unions in Canada and Britain anticipate Bombardier and Boeing are in for a protracted trade battle as they prepare for the U.S. Commerce Department to confirm

Business International

SNC-Lavalin signs MOU with Saudi Aramco regarding jobs in Saudi Arabia

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco regarding the Canadian company’s commitment to creating and accelerating opportunities for jobs in Saudi Arabia. The

Business International

Saputo finalizes purchase of Wisconsin cheese facility

MONTREAL — Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) says it has completed a transaction announced on Nov. 1 to acquire Betin, Inc., doing business as Montchevre. Its activities are conducted at one manufacturing

Business International

Air Canada expanding codeshares for 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism

The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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Stay request at insider trading trial for ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov, others

MONTREAL — Even before the first witnesses could be heard at a rare insider trading case that involves former Amaya CEO David Baazov and others, lawyers representing the accused attemped

Business International

Swiss group says its out of the running for Just For Laughs

MONTREAL — Swiss-based GF Productions says it’s out of the running in the ongoing bidding for Just For Laughs. The company behind the Montreux Comedy Festival says it has signed

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Flying to Europe gets more expensive for Canadians as Delta adds baggage fee

MONTREAL — Travelling overseas will get a little more costly for some Canadian travellers after Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to charge for checked bags on flights to

Arts & Culture International

Quebec’s artistic scene pays tribute to French rocker Johnny Hallyday

French fan Francoise Dordain displays a flag printed with images of Johnny Hallyday outside Hallyday’s house in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for

International Sports

Blues teammates Schenn, Tarasenko faced off in epic world junior final

Team Russia forward Vladimir Tarasenko, right, reacts with teammate Dmitri Orlov, left, after defeating Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal final in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday,

Business International

Nestle buying Quebec vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for US$2.3 billion

MONTREAL — European packaged goods giant Nestle says it will acquire Quebec-based vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for US$2.3 billion. Nestle says the purchase of the privately-held company will support growth

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Class-action suit against Valeant set to go to trial after court rejects appeal

MONTREAL — A class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors against Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. will go to trial. The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed applications for leave to appeal from

Business International

Aviation sector needs to do better job attracting workers, says ICAO boss

MONTREAL — The global aviation sector has to do a better job attracting the huge number of workers that will be required in the coming decades to meet growing demand,