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The three accused in Lac-Megantic disaster won’t testify at their trial

A firefighter walks by rubble on the train crash site in Lac-Megantic, Que., Sunday, July 14, 2013. The three men charged in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people

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Hydropothecary cannabis expansion plans to put it among top producers in Canada

GATINEAU, Que. — Shares of Hydropothecary Corp. were up nearly 18 per cent after the licensed medical cannabis producer announced plans that will see it further grow its operations in


Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to head to space station in 2018

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques discusses his upcoming mission to the International Space Station at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Saint Hubert, Que. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN

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Transcontinental sells 12 small Quebec newspapers to Groupe Lexis Media

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. has sold 12 Quebec newspapers and their related web properties to Groupe Lexis Media Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Under the

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Federal Health Minister discusses opioid crisis on first official Montreal visit

MONTREAL — The country’s ongoing opioid crisis topped the agenda on Monday during Ginette Petitpas Taylor’s first official visit to Montreal as federal health minister. Petitpas Taylor met with a

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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


Fingerlings propel Quebec company to Christmas retail success

MONTREAL — Just like for a Christmas cookie, there’s a recipe that goes into the making of a best-selling toy. Each year, toymakers hope they’ve found the perfect balance of

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Municipal party named after former Montreal mayor changes moniker

MONTREAL — The municipal party branded after the former mayor of Montreal has changed its name. Equipe Denis Coderre is now called Mouvement Montreal. It was forced into the name

Arts & Culture News

Sexual misconduct, Rozon affair front and centre at Olivier gala

Francois Bellefeuille holds up his trophy at the gala Olivier awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, December 10, 2017. The sexual misconduct scandal that has dominated Quebec’s entertainment headlines this year

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SNC-Lavalin reaches agreement to repay Quebec municipalities for contracts

MONTREAL — Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has reached agreement to pay restitution to seven Quebec municipalities for obtaining contracts through questionable means. Neil Bruce, CEO of the Montreal-based engineering and construction

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Montreal en Lumiere aims to show visitors the bright side of winter

MONTREAL — If you want to experience the real Montreal, come in February. While it may seem a hard sell given the city’s packed lineup of summer festivals, the organizers

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Theatrical tour guides wanted

Guides Recherchés / Theatrical Tour Guides Wanted Aimez-vous raconter de vrais histoires macabres? Est-ce que vous trouvez que le meilleur moment pour se balader est le crépuscule? Aimez-vous mener les gens dans les ruelles sombres

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Option nationale votes to merge with Quebec solidaire ahead of 2018 election

QUEBEC — Two small, left-leaning Quebec sovereigntist political parties have voted to join forces ahead of next year’s provincial election. The members of Option Nationale voted today by a strong


Quebec driver facing charges after van crashes with four children aboard

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A 40-year-old man is facing dangerous driving charges after a van with four children on board was involved in a series of collisions near Montreal on Saturday.