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Voters in Bernier’s hometown say they like the man more than the party

SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — In Beauce, a region of rolling hills, entrepreneurs and pick-up trucks south of Quebec City, locals say they vote for the candidate, not the political party. Since

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard rules out snap provincial election

TEL AVIV, Israel — Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he is ruling out a snap provincial election. Couillard said Wednesday he does not want to take advantage of his opponents’

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Quebec labour minister threatening special law in event of construction strike

MONTREAL — Quebec’s labour minister is threatening to bring in a special law in the event of a general strike in the province’s construction industry. Construction companies and labour federations

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Quebec byelection poster denouncing Canadian multiculturalism upsets some people

MONTREAL — A candidate in a Quebec provincial byelection has triggered controversy with a campaign poster that criticizes Canadian multiculturalism and shows a photo of a woman wearing a niqab.

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Former student leader rises to top post with left-wing Quebec solidaire

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois puts his hand on his chest during an event in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017, announcing him as Quebec Solidaire’s nominee for the riding of Gouin in an

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Quebec businessmen confident premier’s trip to Israel will yield results

JERUSALEM — Members of Quebec’s business community are confident that a current trip to Israel will help the province turn its innovative ideas into marketable products. More than 100 people,

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Ex-Canadian ambassador to France says Macron’s election great news for Canada

MONTREAL — Emmanuel Macron’s election as French president was the best news Canada could have hoped for, particularly regarding free trade, Canada’s ambassador to France said Thursday. Macron was the

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Philippe Couillard to visit Israel in first official trip by Quebec premier to the country

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week during a visit to the country that will include a brief stop in the

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Québec election map contested

MONTRÉAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Earlier today, Me. Julius Grey filed a legal contestation against the Commission de la représentation électorale asking that the court put aside the

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PQ expels member for taking gifts from engineering firm in previous job

QUEBEC — A member of the Opposition Parti Quebecois was ejected from caucus Tuesday after admitting being in a conflict of interest situation while he was in municipal politics. Gaetan

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Updated: Quebec premier wants to announce flood compensation changes before end of week

Flood debris piles up on a street Monday, May 15, 2017 in Laval, Que. as residents clean up as the flood waters recede.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz. MONTREAL — New rules

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Quebec premier aims to announce flood compensation changes before end of week

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he hopes to announce new rules governing compensation for flood victims by the end of the week. He said today the government financial

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Federal cost of natural disaster help has been steadily rising since 1970

GATINEAU, Que. — The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters in Canada pushed Ottawa’s bills for federal help to $360 million a year since 2011 — three times what

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Trudeau, Couillard board helicopter to witness flood damage in Gatineau

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Gatineau MP Steve McKinnon look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media following a tour of a flooded area of Gatineau, Que.