Quebec Around the Web, June 1st, 2012

Quebec Around the Web, June 1st, 2012

Here’s a quick look at what’s being said about Quebec out there on the internet.

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Student leaders denounce arrests in Quebec City
(Québec) The student leaders unanimously denounce the massive arrests made Monday by the Québec police opposite the very building where negotiations are taking place.

Québec Ready for first World Cup – Harvey shows support
Drenched in sweat, Alex Harvey stood surrounded by fans, media and children. He couldn’t have escaped the swarm at Mont Sainte-Anne if he wanted to. People wanted his autograph, answers and face in their photos. 

Humerous radio campaign – Quebec City municipal workers’ overtime strike
At precisely 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, the Quebec City blue-collar workers launched an overtime strike, following the notice filed on May 11 with Labour Minister Lise Thériault. It is therefore a legal strike during which all provisions of the Labour Code will be observed. The last strike at any kind by the Quebec City manual workers’ union dates back nearly 30 years.

SNC-Lavalin drops out of Davie venture
Montreal engineers SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said Thursday it has dropped out of the Davie Joint Venture set up last year to refinance and reopen the Davie Canada shipyard in Lévis, opposite Quebec City.
Vancouver Sun

Tour de Québec extends to five days
Organisers of the Tour de Québec announced this week that their July race will be back to its original five-day format, thanks to a partnership with title sponsor Desjardins.
The race, scheduled to take place from July 25-29 will include a short prologue, two road races, one time trial along the St-Laurent River and two criteriums, one in St-Augustin and the final in Quebec City around the parliament.
Cycling News

Student negotiator arrested at Quebec City protest after meeting with education minister
MONTREAL — Riot police moved in during a Quebec City protest Monday night and arrested 84 people. Among those detained was Philippe Lapointe, chief negotiator for hardline student group CLASSE.
Also among those arrested was a protest mascot in a banana costume who waved to the applauding crowd as he was dragged away by two officers.
National Post

IOC’s Jacques Rogge encourages Olympic bids for Quebec City, Toronto
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge believes there is an opportunity for either Quebec City or Toronto to host a future Olympic Games.
During a wide-ranging one-on-one interview with CBC Sports Weekend host Scott Russell shortly after the IOC meetings in Quebec City, Rogge discussed the possibilities of Canada landing another Olympics.
CBC Sports

Manifestation illégale à Limoilou, Ville de Québec
Nearly 5 minutes of footage of pot bangers banging pots.
Not hugely tuneful, probably best not to audition for Canada’s Got Talent.
YouTube video

Is this the summer that the Quebec Nordiques make their return to the NHL?
Quebec isn’t going to get a team until the New Quebec City Amphitheatre is built, which is during year 2015 at the earliest. I hope that they will get a team. It is a great city…
Yahoo answers

Should Quebec do more to improve Anglo integration?
Relevant to all anglos across Quebec province, whether from here or having moved here.
Montreal Gazette


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