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Demand for a public inquiry into L'Isle-Verte fire

isle-verte radio-canada.jpgThe owners of the Résidence du Havre home for the elderly in L'Isle-Verte that burned down on January 23rd 2014 are asking Premier Philippe Couillard to launch a public inquiry into what happened. Ruby Pratka was at the announcement yesterday in Quebec City and tells us why they believe there are too many unanswered questions about the fire.  

Rhéal Séguin looks back

RhealSeguin.jpg A feature conversation with our longtime political contributor Rhéal Séguin. He retired last week, as the National Assembly rose for this spring session. We invited him by to look back at some of the political figures and the events he'll remember from his 26 years as the Globe's one-man Quebec City bureau. Listen here.

Budget reaction from Marie-Soleil Tremblay

The new Liberal government -- with no need to dress up its finances before an election -- dropped its first dour-sounding budget yesterday. No immediate dip into our wallets, but get ready for restraint, restraint, restraint. For a closer look at this budget, we're joined by Marie-Soleil Tremblay. She's an accountant and professor at l'École nationale de l'administration publique, and a researcher with the school's centre on Governance. Listen here.