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Quebec City: June 2013 Archives

Accessibility issues in downtown St. Roch neighbourhood

MichelBedard.jpgAs the summer arrives, more and more shoppers are taking advantage of the shops along sunny rue St. Joseph in Quebec City's St. Roch neighbourhood. But some people with disabilities say it's tough for them to shop there.

Many businesses along that downtown street aren't wheelchair accessible - and aren't legally obligated to make changes. Quebec AM's Julia Caron has been looking into this story, and brings us more.
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Sillery property development still in question

If the future of those highly-prized heritage properties in Sillery was in the hands of Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume, a vast new park would be created, the religious communities would be properly compensated and private developers could still build. 

The decision, though, isn't in his hands. 

We hear from Mayor Labeaume, along with the perspective of Father Marcel Poirier, with les Pères Augustins de l'Assomption, in Sillery. 

Lastly, Marc Simard, the president of Investissement Benmore, weighs in. His company has been awaiting approval for its residential project, called Le Domaine Sous les Bois, on a piece of the land within the heritage lands in Sillery.
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