Quebec

People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

1 in 10 Quebecers report speaking predominantly English at home

 

Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pope Francis travels to Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Will then make brief stop in Iqaluit Friday before returning to Vatican

 

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

 

Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair leaves the police station on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Montreal. The 54-year-old has since been sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting two young men. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VIDEO: Former Parti Québécois leader jailed for sexually assaulting young men

André Boisclair sentenced to 2 years in jail, plus 2 years probation

Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair leaves the police station on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Montreal. The 54-year-old has since been sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting two young men. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
Patrick Bélanger, of Quebec City, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he was denied surgery for a week after he fell and broke his jaw, cheekbone and orbital bone and ended up in the emergency room of a hospital in B.C., where a surgeon told him he couldn’t do the operation because Quebec “doesn’t pay.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Patrick Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Hospital ‘nightmare’ in B.C. for Quebec patient denied surgery: father

‘Gross incompetence on the part of the hospital and a failure of the Canadian health-care system’

Patrick Bélanger, of Quebec City, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he was denied surgery for a week after he fell and broke his jaw, cheekbone and orbital bone and ended up in the emergency room of a hospital in B.C., where a surgeon told him he couldn’t do the operation because Quebec “doesn’t pay.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Patrick Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

About 80 families evacuated north of Quebec City over risk of landslide

Landslide could mirror 1971 one that killed 31 people, officials say

Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Lockers are seen at a school in Montreal on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A suburban Montreal high school had to recall more than 900 yearbooks for 2021-22 after a racial slur was found hidden in one of the student’s biographies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Hidden racial slur sparks recall of hundreds of yearbooks from Quebec high school

More than 900 yearbooks recalled after people started noticing and commenting on social media

Lockers are seen at a school in Montreal on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A suburban Montreal high school had to recall more than 900 yearbooks for 2021-22 after a racial slur was found hidden in one of the student’s biographies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Quebec’s use of notwithstanding clause in language law opens constitutional debate

Critics say the clause shuts down debate and prevents a proper judicial review of the legislation

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, on May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: Tens of thousands still without power in Ontario and Quebec after destructive storm

Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days

A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. As Quebec’s contentious language law wends toward likely adoption this spring, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about the impact on operations, from the bottom line to daily communication — or decamping entirely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘Making monsters of each other’: Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law

Legislation would impose tougher language requirements on small businesses

Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. As Quebec’s contentious language law wends toward likely adoption this spring, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about the impact on operations, from the bottom line to daily communication — or decamping entirely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bicycle tourist rides through B.C. with his dog en route back to Quebec

Remy Vande Weghe is taking his dog Maya for a very long ride

Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec government talking to Lafleur family about possible national funeral

Montrealers pay tribute to Habs great as the reflect on his impact

A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)

Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, a dominant force in his generation, dead at 70

Hall-of-famer led the Montreal Canadiens 1970s Stanley Cup dynasty, inspired legions of fans

Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)
Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Theberge responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on May 9, 2019. Theberge says events broadcast live on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Facebook page must be accessible in both English and French. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Events broadcast on Trudeau’s Facebook page must be bilingual: language commissioner

More than a dozen people complained about press conference announcing Mary Simon as governor general

Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Theberge responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on May 9, 2019. Theberge says events broadcast live on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Facebook page must be accessible in both English and French. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Man facing charges in rollover crash back in B.C. after allegedly fleeing to Quebec

Single-vehicle rollover crash left female passenger with severe injuries

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
An ambulance is shown outside a hospital in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec backtracks on taxing unvaccinated to maintain ‘social peace’

Premier acknowledged discontent has grown in recent weeks, said focus should building bridges

An ambulance is shown outside a hospital in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes