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Politics: October 2013 Archives

Healthy, nutritious food now served in a Quebec City hospital

Hospitalfoodcbc.jpgEating hospital food has not always meant eating healthy. But, things are changing here in Quebec.

By next March, all hospitals in the province are supposed to meet new Ministry of Health standards for nutritious food. Some hospitals are ahead of the curve in implementing these changes.

One of them is in Quebec City, the Institut Universitaire en santé mentale de Québec - formerly the Robert-Giffard hostpial. France Couture is a nutritionist at the hospital.
She joined us this morning.

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Rabaska project dead

It's been a decade since a controversial proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near Lévis was first raised. Yesterday, the Environment minister Yves-François Blanchet declared the project dead. 

André L'Ecuyer is president of the Rabaska consortium, made up of Gaz Métro, Enbridge, and Gaz de France. He joined us in studio with reaction to the minister's announcement.

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School board officials say they will have no choice to reduce student services

marois-cabinet-20120919.jpgFor Quebec's school boards association, the meeting yesterday with the Education Minister Marie Malavoy and Premier Marois was a pivotal one.

They wanted some sign of help to deal with the $200 million cut in budgets affecting almost every board across the province.

For its part, the government wants the boards to reduce school taxes. We spoke to David D'aoust, chair of the English School Boards Association.

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