Marisela Amador

Canadian Press journalist

Marisela Amador is a journalist with The Canadian Press

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Roxham Road quiets down after U.S. Canada deal on asylum seekers

Estelle Muzzi, mayor of border community St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, said residents who live near Roxham Road have reported a decrease in foot traffic in the area since the treaty was expanded.

Quebec truckers worry SAAQ problems will force them to park their rigs

Summary: As frustrated motorists continue to deal with long lineups at Quebec's automobile insurance board, truck drivers are worried that they won't be able to leave the province come April 1.

Asylum seekers face hurdles, discrimination as they compete for housing in Montreal

Pedro Fonseca, who crossed into Quebec from the United States in late November through Roxham Road, an irregular border crossing used by thousands of migrants a year, is down to his last few hundred dollars.

Quebec premier asks unions for flexibility amid collective bargaining talks

Quebec's public sector unions must be more "flexible" in their approach to collective bargaining talks with the province, Premier François Legault said Saturday, weeks before current contracts were set to expire.

Children of asylum seekers experience Quebec cultural ritual: French welcome classes

Educators in Quebec say the rising numbers of would-be refugees and asylum-seekers arriving in Montreal mean schools are increasingly taking on the role of community-aid group.

Quebec Innu community seeks $2.2B from Hydro-Québec for Churchill Falls destruction

A Quebec Innu community is suing Hydro-Quebec for $2.2 billion, claiming the Churchill Falls hydroelectric station has destroyed a significant part of its traditional territory.

François Legault criticizes Justin Trudeau over notwithstanding clause comments

Quebec Premier François Legault is criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for "attacking Quebec's democracy and people" by proposing to limit the use of the notwithstanding clause.

Quebec man recounts rescue attempt in propane explosion

A resident of Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Que., whose home is just metres from Propane Lafortune, said he was in the middle of trying to rescuethose trapped by the Thursday morning blast.

Quebec's social services under pressure from influx of asylum seekers: advocates

Between January and November 2022, 45,250 asylum seekers arrived in Quebec, compared to 7,290 would-be refugees who entered the country through the province for all of 2021. Many have difficulty finding food and shelter once here.

Quebec criticized for suspending health workers over eating toast, doughnuts

A nurse in a long-term care facility south of Montreal had been accused of theft and suspended 3 days without pay for eating a slice of toast and peanut butter intended for residents. An orderly was suspended 30 days in the summer of 2020 for eating a doughnut taken from the kitchen.