Legault said he believes all parties will want to study expanding the rules as well

François Legault plans to honour campaign promise to examine the issue


 17 January 2019

Premier François Legault says his government is open to giving those who are seriously ill, but not facing imminent death, access to medically assisted dying.

Legault told reporters Thursday he made a campaign promise to look into the issue, and plans to honour that pledge — but warned it will take time.

“We’re going to look into it, and we’re going to do it the right way,” he said.

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A total of 957 places are available to temporarily house homeless people in the city, which is 68 more spots than last year

Health minister to announce measures to fight homelessness in Montreal


 17 January 2019

Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann is to announce on Thursday a series of measures to combat homelessness in the Montreal region.

McCann is to hold a news conference at the old Royal Victoria Hospital at University St. and Pine Ave.

On Tuesday, a temporary homeless shelter opened in the old building to accommodate those who can’t be taken in by the city’s existing homeless shelters from Jan. 15 to April 15.

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Due to allegations of mismanagement

Sweeping investigation into operations at the English Montreal School Board


 16 January 2019

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge is to make the announcement Wednesday morning at a Quebec City news conference.

His decision follows a series of allegations ranging from contracts being handed out without following proper tendering procedures to news this week the chairperson of the board of the board, Angela Mancini, was found guilty of violating the board’s code of ethics.

Mancini has been ordered to apologize to board director general, Ann Marie Matheson, for interrupting her during an in-camera meeting last March.

A senior government source confirmed Wednesday that the investigation will go ahead. School board officials were informed of the decision late Tuesday.

The timing could not be worse for the board which, like other English school boards in Quebec, is fighting the new Coalition Avenir Québec government’s plans to abolish the province’s boards and replace them with service centres.

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The minister Jean Boulet offers help to redefine work organization

Locked-out ABI workers begin second year on picket line


 16 January 2019

Shortly after the beginning of the new year, Quebec Labour Minister Jean Boulet announced that the special mediation committee he had appointed in November had failed to find any grounds for a settlement. The mediation committee, which was led by former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, “came up against entrenched positions,” said Boulet, with the two parties not showing a “real willingness” to negotiate.

Given this, Boulet said that he saw no point in extending the special mediation committee’s mandate. Instead he would set up a “group of experts” from the Labour Department to assist the resumption of talks and an eventual settlement.

A corporate lawyer prior to his becoming Labour Minister, Boulet struck a pose of neutrality. But his comments made clear that he and the CAQ government are working to impose the company’s diktats. Speaking like an ABI boss, Boulet pointed out that the services offered by his ministry “can be used” to “redefine work organization to make it more flexible.”

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Premiers’ Performance: A Holly Jolly Christmas for the Premier


 20 December 2018

Quebec and Saskatchewan Premiers Francois Legault and Scott Moe have each received an early Christmas present in the form of majority job approval ratings from their respective electorates.

Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Quebec formed a majority government this past October, ends 2018 with the not-uncommon bump afforded provincial leaders early in their mandates. Six-in-ten (59%) Quebecers approve of his efforts as premier. Statistically, the same number (57%) feel the same way in Saskatchewan about their premier Scott Moe, on the job for almost a year.

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François Legault voted newsmaker of the year by francophone newsrooms


 19 December 2018

François Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Québec won the Oct. 1 provincial election and, in doing so, broke more than 40 years of political domination by either the Liberals or Parti Québécois in Quebec, has been voted newsmaker of the year by francophone newsrooms.

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Big investment for the economic development of Gaspésie

Financial assistance of 21,7 M $ for the cities of Gaspé, Matane et Sainte-Anne-des-Monts


 17 December 2018

The Premier, François Legault confirmed the financial assistance of 21,7 M$ for the cities of Gaspé, Matane, Saint-Anne-des-Monts, and also for the work in the Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality airports.

The Premier made the announcement today in Gaspé with the minister of Transportation et MNA of Granby, François Bonnardel. The financial support will be given by the Programme d’aide québécois pour les infrastructures aéroportuaires régionales.

These investments will permit the four airports in Gaspésie to be refined and embellish and to brought back to the region’s economic vitality.

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge took to social media Saturday morning to to reiterate the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government’s position when it comes to abolishing school boards.

‘Let’s be clear’: Quebec education minister says school boards will be abolished


 17 December 2018

The Facebook post comes one day after Roberge met with representatives of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) and its French counterpart, the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (FCSQ), to discuss school board reforms.

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The Premier talked about his meeting with Doug Ford and the Stanley Cup

Conversation between François Legault and Philip Authier about Canadian hockey teams


 14 December 2018

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A strenghten relationship between Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador


 12 December 2018

(…) Premier Dwight Ball has been working to change relations with Quebec since he came into power, most recently discussing hydro and economic developments with new Quebec Premier Francois Legault over dinner last week.

Earlier this year, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the provinces about working together to help develop mining on the Labrador Trough and transportation projects in Labrador. Ball says the memorandum is a turning point in relations with Quebec.

“I think with the early conversations that I’ve had with Legault, he wants to see more economic activity and he wants to strengthen the relationship. He really was interested in talking about hydro,” said Ball. (…)

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