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October 17, 2018 4:51 PM Parole board grants escorted leave to informant who helped lock up Hells Angels boss

A former biker-gang hit man turned informant whose testimony brought down Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher has been granted escorted leaves from prison. The Parole Board of Canada today granted the temporary police-escorted leaves to Stephane (Godasse) Gagne, the former elite Hells Angels member sentenced for the 1997 killing of a Quebec prison 7

October 15, 2018 5:21 PM Quebec study shows belugas increasingly infected with feline parasite

Stephane Lair of the Universite de Montreal’s faculty of veterinary medicine and one of the study authors says of 34 beluga whale carcasses examined between 2009 and 2012, 44 per cent were found to contain the parasite. He says marine animals have long been in contact with the feline-transmitted parasite, but the growth in the population of domestic 7

October 13, 2018 7:57 PM Universite Laval unveils policy banning teacher-student relationships

MONTREAL—A Quebec City university is unrolling a new sexual violence policy that includes a ban on intimate relationships between teachers and their students. Universite Laval’s policy also includes the creation of a centre dedicated to preventing sexual violence and mandatory training for students, teachers and staff. The measures announced Friday conform 39

October 12, 2018 2:50 PM Two men charged with first-degree murder in slaying of Quebec college student

MONTREAL—Two men are facing first-degree murder charges in the slaying of a 19-year-old Quebec woman whose death may be linked to the discovery of two more bodies, provincial police said Friday. Rene Kegle, 38, and Francis Martel, 31 — both from Quebec’s Mauricie region — appeared in court in Trois-Rivieres late Friday in connection with the killing 10

October 11, 2018 12:10 PM Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaelle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, just hours before the former governor general finds out whether she’ll be able to continue on as secretary general. Jean, who has been in the top job at the organization of French-speaking 12

October 11, 2018 12:09 AM Montreal businesses rally for NBA team

MONTREAL—A group of Quebec businesspeople led by former federal cabinet minister and senator Michael Fortier is continuing its full-court press to bring a National Basketball Association franchise to Montreal — even though the league has no current plans for expansion. Fortier said Wednesday he has spoken to NBA commissioner Adam Silver about Montreal’s 13

October 10, 2018 12:30 AM Canada and Quebec pull support for current head of la Francophonie

OTTAWA—The Canadian and Quebec governments announced Tuesday they are pulling their support for former governor general Michaëlle Jean to remain atop the international organization of French-speaking nations, backing instead the “consensus” candidate from Africa. Jean — who has held the top position since 2014 — is up against Rwandan Foreign Affairs 9

October 8, 2018 4:45 PM ‘What are you afraid of?’: Quebec teachers decry proposed religious symbol ban

Like Kaur, Namarta Malhi believes politicians are trying to create a problem where none exists. Both say they’ve grown up in the province, learned French, and have always felt like they belonged in Quebec society. “There has never been a case, to my knowledge, when an authority figure is not performing a task properly because they have this thing on their 9

October 5, 2018 4:04 PM High court rules Quebec legislature guards fired for voyeurism can grieve

The agents’ union filed a grievance on their behalf. The Speaker objected that a labour tribunal had no jurisdiction over the matter because he had exercised parliamentary privilege to manage employees and eject unwelcome people from the national assembly building. Decisions went back and forth as the case moved through the courts, with the Quebec Court 6

October 3, 2018 10:55 PM Kelowna Rockets beat Kamloops, Lethbridge, in bid to host 2020 Memorial Cup

“The WHL is very confident the Kelowna Rockets, the city of Kelowna and Province of British Columbia will serve as outstanding hosts of the 2020 Memorial Cup,” WHL Commissioner Ron Robison said in a statement. “The Kelowna Rockets bid not only met all the requirements to host a Memorial Cup, but they also have exceptional facilities and the strong community 10