As marathon weekend sitting of Quebec’s National Assembly continues, focus shifts to religious symbols bill

After a marathon legislative session that ended in the wee hours Sunday with the adoption of a controversial immigration reform bill, bleary-eyed MNAs are back in the National Assembly this morning debating another contentious piece of legislation. condo for rent montreal … Continue reading

Quebec passes bill to reform immigration system after government invokes closure

After a 19-hour marathon session, members of Quebec’s National Assembly have passed legislation that would allow the government to cancel roughly 16,000 immigration applications. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

Water taxi linking Pointe-aux-Trembles to Old Port launches for season

The river shuttle linking Montreal’s east end to the Old Port is set to launch for the season after last year’s pilot project proved successful. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

Mother who lost son in Lac-Mégantic disaster questions plans for railway bypass

Residents of Lac-Mégantic whose lives were overturned by the 2013 rail disaster are asking the federal and provincial governments to move the two rail yards perched above the town before they approve the construction of a new bypass. condo for … Continue reading

Smarthalo 2 raises $1.2 million on Kickstarter

Xavier Peich and company’s latest Smarthalo bike computer asked for $75,000 on Kickstarter. The gadget has now raised $1.2 million and counting. “Designed by cyclists, for cyclists,” the SmartHalo 2 is the all-in-one connected device for bikes. It helps cyclists discover new routes with … Continue reading

‘We aren’t an elective monarchy’: Opposition MNAs decry Legault’s push to pass immigration, secularism bills

Opposition parties are accusing Quebec’s Legault government of trying to run the National Assembly like a business, as they attempt to extend the debate of its two flagship bills 9 and 21. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

Protesters denounce evictions, rising rents and lack of social housing in Montreal

Saturday, Montreal-based social housing advocacy group FRAPRU led a protest in Montreal, calling on the municipal and provincial governments to rapidly develop more affordable housing.  condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

Quebec City travellers can now take the bus to get to airport

Passengers getting off at Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage airport can now hop on a city bus to get downtown – bringing the cost down from $34.50 for a taxi ride to $3.50. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

‘This, to me, is a dream’: Montreal teacher who incorporates Oprah into subject matter hopes to meet star

When Valérie Kamel attends Oprah’s event in Montreal on Sunday, she’s hoping she’ll get to meet her hero. Her students are trying to make that happen. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico

April ice storm cost Hydro-Quebec $14 million due to damage, overtime

Some 316,000 residential customers in Montreal, Laval, the Laurentians and the Lanaudière region lost power during last April’s ice storm, costing the public utility about $14 million in overtime wages and repair expenditures. condo for rent montreal Powered by WPeMatico