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Highlights of Quebec’s 2017-18 budget

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, centre, is applauded by members of the government as he stands to present the budget speech, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec

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Quebec introduces mild income-tax cuts and projects balanced budget

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao presents the budget speech, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, reads along. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot.

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Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao to table 2017-18 budget today

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao displays his budget speech, on the eve of a provincial budget speech, Monday, March 27, 2017 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot. Quebec Finance

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Trudeau tours Montreal riding ahead of federal byelection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Lambropoulos for the byelection in the Saint-Laurent riding, Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz MONTREAL — Prime Minister

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NDP leadership candidates suggest Liberal pledge on pot going up in smoke

NDP leadership candidates, from left, Guy Caron, Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Peter Julian participate in a debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL —

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Quebec national assembly adopts motion critical of federal budget

QUEBEC — The Quebec national assembly adopted a motion Thursday expressing the province’s “great disappointment” with the federal budget. It passed by a 95-0 margin, with two abstentions. The motion

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard blasts article in Maclean’s calling province ‘pathologically alienated’

MONTREAL — An article in Maclean’s that described Quebec as a “pathologically alienated and low-trust society” with a glaring absence of solidarity burst into the political sphere Tuesday, with politicians

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New Hampshire governor lauds Northern Pass as a ‘win-win’ project

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, left, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard speak to the audience at a foreign relations luncheon, Monday, March 20, 2017 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz. MONTREAL

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Martine Ouellet named leader of Bloc Quebecois

MONTREAL — One of the most hardline sovereigntists in Quebec’s legislature was crowned leader of the federal Bloc Quebecois on Saturday after no other candidates emerged to oppose her. Martine

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Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao to table provincial budget on March 28

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, walks to a news conference with Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao before a party caucus meeting, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec

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Felix Pinel won’t run for the leadership of the Bloc Quebecois

MONTREAL — Quebec politician Felix Pinel won’t be running for the leadership of the Bloc Quebecois. In a statement on his Facebook page, Pinel explains that he has not collected

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Martine Ouellet officially enters race to become Bloc Quebecois leader

Parti Quebecois MNA Martine Ouellet responds to reporters question over the possibility of running at the Bloc Quebecois leadership, before entering a caucus meeting, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the

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Ontario, Quebec, Alberta reach health deals with federal government

OTTAWA — The federal government’s charm offensive with provincial counterparts resulted Friday in three new bilateral health agreements, with Quebec, Ontario and Alberta signing the dotted line after months of

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Five things to know about Ontario, Quebec, Alberta health deals with Ottawa

OTTAWA — Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta have inked health care arrangements with the Trudeau government following months of negotiations. Ottawa was keen to see targeted investments in home care and