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Anticosti Island – no more oil and gas exploration

QUEBEC — The Quebec government has put an end to oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island. The province’s energy and natural resources department says the decision announced today was

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Qatar to push opening of transportation links at UN agency special hearing

MONTREAL — Qatar’s battle with four Middle Eastern neighbours will be fought in Montreal on Monday where the country’s transportation minister will urge a UN agency to pressure the countries

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Former Quebec cabinet minister Jacques Daoust suffers stroke

MONTREAL — The son of former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister Jacques Daoust says his father is in stable condition after suffering a stroke. Sebastien Daoust says his father is in

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Quebec minister calls on police to aggressively pursue people inciting hatred

MONTREAL — Quebec’s immigration minister urged police to aggressively target citizens who encourage hateful speech on Thursday, in reaction to a spate of racist and anti-immigrant incidents in the province

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Quebec, Newfoundland strike deal to expand economy in shared areas

EDMONTON — Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have struck a deal to explore ways to jointly drum up business and develop communities along their shared boundary. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard

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Generic drug deal to save Quebec more than $300 million yearly: Barrette

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it will save more than $300 million a year on generic drugs after reaching a deal with the association representing Canada’s generic pharmaceutical companies.

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Philippe Couillard wants to talk about his constitutional document with other premiers

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has contacted several of his counterparts to discuss his constitutional initiative and says he wants to raise the topic at the Council of the Federation meeting

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Group’s plans to re-enact de Gaulle’s ‘Quebec libre’ speech thwarted by city

MONTREAL — Charles de Gaulle may have made history when he shouted “Vive le Quebec libre” from the balcony of Montreal’s city hall in 1967, but 50 years later the

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Thirteen people plead guilty in Laval municipal fraud scheme

LAVAL, Que. — Thirteen people have pleaded guilty in a fraud scheme involving the awarding of municipal contracts in the Montreal-area community of Laval. The eight businessmen and five engineers

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Quebec town reaches deal with woman sexually assaulted by mayor

QUEBEC — A Quebec town whose mayor was found guilty of sexually assaulting an ex-employee has reached a deal with the woman. Under terms of the agreement, Caroline Lamarre will

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Trudeau celebrates St-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal with his family

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he visited a street party

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Quebec electoral officer questions Iles-de-la-Madeleine special riding status

ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, Que. — Quebec’s chief electoral officer is questioning whether a remote group of islands should be able to keep the special legal status that allows it to operate as

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Scheer names rookie MP as Quebec lieutenant

Conservative MP Alain Rayes stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 19, 2017. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has named a

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Couillard says Muslims also have a responsibility in the fight against terrorism

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says Muslims also have a responsibility in the fight against terrorism. Couillard says the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint airport in Michigan is