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April 23, 2018 11:44 AM Sentencing hearings for Quebec City’s mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette set to resume

Bissonnette pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder. QUEBEC—Sentencing arguments for Quebec City’s mosque shooter are set to resume today as Alexandre Bissonnette’s defence team begins to present its case. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted 13

April 19, 2018 12:29 PM Quebec City mom to be charged in slaying of her 2-year-old daughter

QUEBEC — A Quebec City mother has been arrested in the slaying of her two-year-old daughter and is expected to be arraigned later today. Quebec City police confirmed the arrest of 23-year-old Audrey Gagnon and say the file was handed over to the Crown prosecutor’s office. Rosalie Gagnon’s body was discovered in a garbage can outside a home in the city’s 13

April 19, 2018 11:05 AM Police arrest mother of 2-year-old found dead in Quebec City

Rosalie Gagnon's body was found Wednesday afternoon Audrey Gagnon, 23, will appear in a Quebec City courtroom Thursday morning to face charges in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter. Police said they are recommending she be charged with murder, though the final decision will be made by Quebec's director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions 12

April 18, 2018 6:41 PM Daughter of Quebec mosque victim expresses incomprehension at shooter’s actions

Megda Belkacemi said she can’t understand how someone from a similar age and background as herself could commit such an atrocity. QUEBEC — The daughter of one of the victims of Quebec City’s mosque shooting says her family left Algeria to avoid terrorist attacks, only to fall victim to violence in Canada. Megda Belkacemi testified in court today her family 12

April 17, 2018 12:07 PM Trudeau to wrap up French visit with National Assembly speech before flying to U.K

Trudeau’s National Assembly speech is expected to touch on the rise of nationalism, populism and xenophobia. On Monday, Canada and France pledged to renew the fight against climate change, hoping to keep momentum on the world stage going after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the Paris climate agreement. A new France-Canada partnership 10

April 17, 2018 11:21 AM Trudeau to end French visit with National Assembly speech, then heads to U.K

PM's remarks expected to address the rise of nationalism, populism and xenophobia Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will wrap up his visit to France today before flying to London to meet with British counterpart Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth. Trudeau is to address the French National Assembly this morning, making him the first Canadian prime minister to do so. The address 10

April 16, 2018 4:58 PM Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections 11

April 12, 2018 3:18 PM Doug Ford says he’ll fire Hydro One’s CEO if he wins election

Ford calls Mayo Schmidt’s salary “morally indefensible,” but did not explain how he would carry out the firing at the company, which is no longer under the province’s control. Doug Ford says he’ll find a way to fire Hydro One’s “six million dollar man” Mayo Schmidt along with the former Crown corporation’s board if elected Progressive Conservative premier 7

April 11, 2018 5:19 PM Quebec MNAs call for public commission of inquiry into Lac-Mégantic disaster

PQ motion will be sent to Ottawa for consideration The Quebec National Assembly is calling on the federal government to launch a public commission of inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster as soon as possible. Quebec MNAs adopted the Parti Québécois motion Wednesday morning, with all 115 members present in the chamber offering their unanimous support 9

April 11, 2018 4:23 PM Rail link connecting Newfoundland, Labrador would cost $1.7 billion: report

The fixed link under the Strait of Belle Isle would also take 15 years to complete. ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A new study says a single rail link connecting Labrador to the island of Newfoundland would cost about $1.7 billion and take 15 years to complete. Premier Dwight Ball released the preliminary study on the economic feasibility of a fixed link under the Strait 8