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Valerie Plante sworn in as Montreal’s first female mayor

Valerie Plante receives applause as she arrives to be sworn in as the city’s new mayor in Montreal, Thursday, Nov.16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz. MONTREAL — Promising to be

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Valerie Plante to be sworn in as Montreal mayor this afternoon

Montreal’s first female mayor will be sworn in this afternoon in a ceremony that begins at 4 p.m. eastern. Valerie Plante caused a major surprise when she won more than

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Ottawa’s refusal to tax Netflix putting some Quebec Liberal MPs in a tight spot

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm on his promise not to impose a tax on Netflix and Liberal MPs from Quebec, where the province is prepared to

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Quebec once again asks Ottawa to delay deadline for marijuana legalization

QUEBEC — The Quebec government asked the federal government again on Wednesday to push back the marijuana legalization deadline by one year, one day before the province tables its own

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Chretien champions federal Charter of Rights and Freedoms as he discusses Bill 62

Former prime minister Jean Chretien speaks to reporters before addressing the Association of Philanthropy Professionals, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz. MONTREAL — Former prime minister Jean

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Quebec to announce personal income tax cuts in next week’s economic update

Quebec will announce personal income tax cuts next week as well as changes to its welfare system, Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Wednesday. Details of the reductions and the changes

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Ex-PQ leader Boisclair arrested for suspected drunk driving: reports

Former PQ chief, Andre Boisclair, exits a police station in Quebec City, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vincent Fradet. QUEBEC — Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair was

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Defeated Montreal mayor bids farewell after stunning mayoral election defeat

Outgoing Mayor Denis Coderre makes his concession speech after losing the municipal election Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Montreal. Outgoing Montreal mayor Denis Coderre will hold a news conference at

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Ex-Tory leader Ambrose says ‘western alienation’ is very real and dangerous

Conservative Interim Leader Rona Ambrose is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Ottawa on May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand MONTREAL — The concept of “western

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Quebec Liberal MP resigns a day after Trudeau announces four byelections

OTTAWA — A Quebec Liberal MP has announced he’s quitting politics for family reasons. Denis Lemieux, who has represented the riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord since 2015, says he made the

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New Montreal mayor Valerie Plante wants to get going quickly on projects

Montreal’s new mayor Valerie Plante shares a laugh with members of the media while standing on the front steps of City Hall Monday, November 6, 2017 in Montreal. Plante scored

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McKenna’s rejection of “climate Barbie” call by Rebel reporter generates strong reaction

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna concludes a media availability as she makes her way to the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 18, 2017. Reaction is pouring

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Quebec premier leaning toward forming committee to monitor anti-corruption unit

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard comments on MNA Guy Ouellette, who was recently released after being arrested last week in connection with the disclosure of confidential documents, during a news conference

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Guy Ouellette accuses anti-corruption unit of ‘unprecedented intimidation’

Caption: Independent MNA Guy Ouellette walks in to make a declaration over his arrest by the anti corruption unit at the legislature in Quebec City, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The