Billions more for health care likely to top premiers’ throne speech wish list
This year’s transfer is almost $42 billion under an arrangement that sees it increase by at least 3% each year.
O’Toole won’t touch Quebec secularism law, supports Bill 101 expansion
Quebec’s secularism law bans certain public sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job
Quebecers who don’t follow COVID-19 mask guidelines to face fines
Dollar amount of the fines has not been decided, province-wide sanctions to begin Sept. 12.
Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces
No dollar amount set for the support they’re seeking but they believe a significant increase in the Canada Health Transfer is needed.
Quebec karaoke bar linked to growing COVID-19 outbreak, cases at three schools
Investigation indicates some of the patrons of Le Kirouac bar went to other bars while contagious, spreading the virus.
New 250 person public gathering limit fairly low risk: Quebec health official
The measure that came into effect Aug. 3 applies only to public venues such as theatres, concert halls, houses of worship and indoor amateur sporting events
Movement seeking status for asylum seekers in essential jobs say August will be pivotal
Trudeau said the federal government was working to recognize asylum seekers who were deployed to COVID-19 front lines
Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase
Ottawa agreed to purchase the three used civilian icebreakers at a total cost of at least $827 million from Chantier Davie in August 2018
Some resistance in Quebec to mandatory masks for indoor public places
Videos have circulated online of people being ejected from stores after refusing to wear a mask.
Quebec’s private sector offices can reopen at 25% capacity July 18
Province recommends work from home but businesses can bring back up to a quarter of their employees to the office.
Human clinical trials begin for Quebec-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Medicago’s first phase of clinical trials will test a plant-based product on 180 healthy men and women, aged 18 to 55.
Quebec makes masks mandatory in public indoor spaces
Businesses are expected to enforce the new rules and subject to fines.
Ottawa to give $46 million to Quebec, Atlantic provinces to help boost tourism
Most of the funding for Atlantic Canada is coming from money already in the federal budget
Génius Conseil to pay $300K in Québec bid-rigging settlement
Competition Bureau continues its investigations of infrastructure contracts in Québec.
Quebec’s COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers ‘under control’
Eighteen of 49 temporary foreign workers at a Vegpro farm facility tested positive for COVID-19.