Premier Legault and Mayor Plante visit flood zone in West Island

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On Sunday, Premier Francois Legault and Mayor Valerie Plante visited Île-Bizard to discuss the flood preparation plans as well as to laud the many volunteers, city employees and firefighters on hand helping to fill sand bags. During the Premier’s remarks, army personnel arrived and as of press time, there are currently about 50 members of ...

Together let’s move forward

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On Thursday, Government House Leader Simon Jolin-Barrette tabled the bill on the laicity of the State in the National Assembly. He stressed that the government was keeping a major promise of the Premier’s inaugural speech, and hoped to obtain the support of as many Quebecers as possible. The model for laicity of the State proposed ...

New secularism bill tabled

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The Coalition Avenir Québec government has tabled its promised secularism bill in the National Assembly. Tagged Bill 21, “An act respecting the laicity of the state,” the legislation proposes a renewed commitment to the separation of church and state. The bill includes a clause stating public servants in positions of authority — such as judges, ...

Premier Legault calls for calm as Quebec braces for new secularism debate

https://coalitionavenirquebec.org/en/blog/2019/03/27/premier-legault-calls-for-calm-as-quebec-braces-for-new-secularism-debate/
On the eve of tabling of a bill on secularism, Premier François Legault has issued an appeal for calm and respectful debate in the coming weeks. “My objective with the bill on laicity is to achieve consensus,” Legault said Wednesday on his way into Question Period. “You will see tomorrow. I accepted to make certain ...

What to look for in the first budget today

https://coalitionavenirquebec.org/en/blog/2019/03/21/what-to-look-for-in-the-first-budget-today/
The Coalition Avenir Québec government has plenty of cash to work with as it tables its first budget today. The province is armed with a surplus, estimated at somewhere between $1.65 and $4.6 billion, depending on whose accounting method you trust. Either way, higher than expected revenues provide the CAQ government with leeway to follow ...

The Lion Electric Co. Launches All-Electric Class 8 Urban Truck

https://coalitionavenirquebec.org/en/blog/2019/03/11/the-lion-electric-co-launches-all-electric-class-8-urban-truck/
It is with industry and market leaders, the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Benoit Charette, and Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region, Sylvie D\'Amours, that The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The Lion8 will ...

Quebec reveals updated plans for new Ile-Aux-Tourtes Bridge

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Ile-Aux-Tourtes Bridge – It has been known for quite some time that the Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge, built in 1965, is in bad shape and in dire need of replacement. The previous Liberal government did have the project listed as ‘under study’ in their plans, but nothing had been confirmed by the time they were voted out ...

Quebec warns of cancer risk from textured breast implants

https://coalitionavenirquebec.org/en/blog/2019/03/06/quebec-warns-of-cancer-risk-from-textured-breast-implants/
The Quebec Health Ministry wants all women in the province who received textured breast implants since 1995 — and there are estimated to be thousands of them — to be contacted and advised of a possible cancer risk. The ministry has contacted all health centres to ask them to reopen their patient files, identify those ...

Quebec’s CAQ government to present first budget March 21

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Quebec’s Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government will present its first budget on March 21. The government said it will focus on health, education and the economy in order to reduce the tax burden. “This is really in line with our priorities,” said Quebec Finance Minister Éric Girard, adding that there will be “good news” in ...

CAQ wants to give more power to Quebec’s nurse practitioners

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Quebec\'s health minister wants to give more power to nurse practitioners as part of a plan to ease the backlog in the healthcare system. Commonly referred to as \'super nurses,’ nurse practitioners in Quebec aren’t able to use their skills to their full potential, the way they can elsewhere in Canada. Health Minister Danielle McCann ...