Julia Page


Julia Page is a radio and online journalist with CBC News, based in Quebec City.

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Atikamekw families demand Quebec heed calls to action, to find out what happened to missing children

Decades after their children were taken away, never to return, Atikamekw families want the Quebec government to pass dedicated legislation aimed at helping them uncover the truth. 'It's a question of human dignity," says AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard.

'It's 2020': Parent appalled after students told not to speak Atikamekw language in school

First Nations parents of students attending the French-language high school in Roberval, Que., are asking the school to do more to welcome the Atikamekw and Innu cultures in the school — and that means recognizing the importance of promoting their native languages.

From tractor parts to prescription glasses, Canada Post cuts on Lower North Shore affect everything

Quebecers on the Lower North Shore rely on Canada Post for basic supplies, including groceries and prescriptions. They say cutting delivery service to three times a week will further isolate them.

Lac-Saint-Jean, 'mecca of snowmobiling,' coping with unprecedented tragedy

"We don't want this to happen again," says Alma Mayor Marc Asselin, pledging to look for ways to improve safety of the sport that attracts tens of thousands to his region every winter.

Sherbrooke nurse suspended for complaining about working conditions in private online chat group, says union

The union for health care workers in the Eastern Townships is filing a grievance after a nurse was suspended last December for complaining about working conditions in a private Facebook Messenger chat group.

J.A. Moisan, long a Quebec City treasure, takes fresh approach under new ownership

J.A. Moisan, which claims to be the oldest grocery store in North America, will be getting a makeover when a new administration takes over in the coming months.

Respecting Gaspé woman's last wishes meant a 700-km detour for her casket

Marie-Claire Arsenau's children had to pay an extra $2,300 to have their mother's remains transported to Quebec City before they could be airlifted to the Magdalen Islands for their mother's funeral. And that was just one chapter in the Gaspé family's costly ordeal.

Old convent torn down to make way for condos? Not in this Quebec town

From hotel rooms to agriculture workshops to housing for foreign workers, a small town south of Quebec City is searching for a new purpose for its century-old religious buildings, as the local congregation gets ready to move to a new home in 2021.

From Aleppo to Quebec City: Syrian refugees' kitchen co-op makes a home in provincial capital

Three years ago, Fatima Milaji couldn't speak a word of French. Now she chats easily with customers, thanks in part to a French tutor who spends time in the kitchen while Milaji and other Syrian women who came to Quebec as refugees cook.

Liberal stronghold up for grabs in Jean-Talon byelection

Voters in the Quebec City riding will be heading to the polls Monday for the second time in less than two years, to elect a new MNA to replace Sébastien Proulx.

Trois-Pistoles—Les Escoumins ferry service cancelled for 2020 season

The captain of the private ferry company says the government's decision not to pay for repairs to the hull of the aging L'Heritage 1 is "a complete 180." In Les Escoumins, the mayor says no ferry next summer will have a "catastrophic" impact on tourism.

Anticosti Island to get special protection, barring all unsustainable economic activity

Quebec's environment minister wants to bring the proportion of protected land in Quebec up from 10 per cent to 17 per cent by 2020, to meet the international biodiversity target the province agreed to in 2010.

Mont-Tremblant ponders replacing municipal police with SQ to save money

'The service offered by the local police force is phenomenal,' one Mont-Tremblant resident said, but the municipality says replacing the municipal police force with a provincial police detachment would save $10 million over five years.

Greens are the only federal party to firmly oppose major natural gas project in Saguenay

Most candidates vying to win ridings in the Saguenay region say they want to see the results of the federal and provincial environmental reviews of Énergie Saguenay before taking a position on the $14-billion project.

With election looming, NDP's push for gender balance slows recruitment for Quebec City ballots

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is trying to recruit more women to run for his party in the upcoming election. He said steering clear of the "status quo" has delayed the recruitment process in the Quebec City region.