MONTREAL—Calling it a North American first, the Quebec government passed legislation yesterday forbidding anyone from receiving or giving a public service with their face covered—and even while riding the bus.
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SHERBROOKE, Que.—But for the negligent actions and omissions of three former railway employees, the deaths of 47 people in Lac-Megantic would not have happened, a Crown prosecutor told jurors at the opening of a criminal trial into the derailment today.
MONTREAL—There is an overwhelming national consensus that legal marijuana must be priced, taxed, and made available competitively with the black market, the man tasked with leading the drug's legalization in Canada said yesterday.
MONTREAL—Quebec's English-speaking community has grown more in the past five years than during any census period over the last four decades, says the executive vice-president of the Association for Canadian Studies.
MONTREAL—Michael Rice said growing up as a Mohawk child, he was told to be prepared to come across portrayals of indigenous people as the “bad guys.”
“We are used to being bashed as Iroquois,” the high school history teacher said in an interview.
“We are like the Russians in the Cold War.”
QUEBEC—One of two suspected gunmen involved in a mass shooting that left six people dead and another 19 wounded at a Quebec City mosque last night called 9-1-1 indicating he wanted to work with authorities, police said today.
MONTREAL—It’s universally accepted that parents want to die before their children, but outliving Cecilia Laurent has proven difficult.
Laurent is believed to have turned 120 on Sunday and is possibly the world’s oldest person.
Her 28-year-old great-grandson, Ronald Chery, said only three of Laurent’s 12 children are still alive, with the eldest in her 80s.
MONTREAL—Quebec can proceed with its dying-in-dignity law because the Criminal Code provisions banning assisted suicide are invalid, the province’s top court ruled today.
The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision aimed at suspending implementation of the province’s assisted-dying legislation.
MONTREAL—The new federal government should proceed slowly with changing the country’s drug laws, says the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which has released a report on the U.S. experience legalizing cannabis.
MONTREAL—The ongoing fallout of the Ashley Madison data breach has highlighted the pitfalls of using work e-mail addresses for personal use.
The Toronto-based dating website, which promotes and facilitates extramarital affairs, was the victim of a recent cyberattack, with the personal information of millions of its users released publicly.