Kevin Dougherty

Journalist

Kevin Dougherty is a Quebec City-based journalist for CBC News. Follow him on Twitter @doughertykr

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François Legault in hot seat over immigration misstep

Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault came under fire Sunday over an answer he gave to a Radio-Canada journalist the day before about how long it takes for a new immigrant to become a Canadian citizen.

Quebec City legionnaires' disease class action suit settled out of court

The lawyer for between 200 and 250 people affected by the 2012 outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Quebec City that killed 14 people said Monday a negotiated settlement to their class action suit avoids a "costly trial."

Jacques Amyot, 1st man to swim across Lac St-Jean, dead at 93

Jacques Amyot, a long-distance swimmer whose conquests included Quebec's Lac St-Jean, a circumnavigation of Île d'Orléans and two crossing of the English Channel, has died at age 93. Amyot died Sept. 7 in Quebec City, where he was born.

CAQ 'tidal wave' predicted for Quebec City region

"There is a desire for change," says Université Laval Prof. Réjean Pelletier. But for Quebec City voters in all but a couple of key ridings, he says, "change" translates into a shift to the right.

Montreal police say they're 'taking measures' to establish paper trail on citizen complaints

An internal memo has been sent to more than 100 police managers to remind them of their duty to tell people, in writing, what their rights are when they file a complaint alleging police misconduct.

Viens Commission waking up Quebecers to plight of Indigenous peoples, says Huron-Wendat grand chief

"It's never been a love story," the Huron-Wendat grand chief said of the relationship between First Nations and Quebec society at large, explaining why the work of Quebec's travelling Viens Commission is of "utmost importance."

Same plan, different timing for Liberals and CAQ promising 3rd Quebec City–Lévis link

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard held a Saturday morning news conference to talk about his party's transportation plans for the Quebec City region.

Charest optimistic Canada will reach renewed trade deal with US and Mexico

The U.S. and Mexico have reached a draft, bilateral trade agreement and now they want Canada to sign on. But Quebec dairy producers fear new dairy concessions will further weaken supply management.

Liberals stand by school board system, calling it an Anglo rights issue

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, addressing the Fédération québécoise des commissions scolaires, defended the existence of school boards in Quebec and in particular English school boards.

Couillard promises to replace Gaétan Barrette, his unpopular health minister, with new star candidate

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says he will replace Gaétan Barrette, his unpopular health minister, with political newcomer Gertrude Bourdon, a top hospital administrator, if given a second mandate as premier.

Hydro-Québec reaches draft agreement to buy energy from Apuiat wind farm

After its president expressed reservations about the 200-megawatt Apuiat wind energy project on Quebec's North Shore, Hydro-Québec, announced Wednesday it has reached a draft agreement with the project's promoters.
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Liberals off to shaky start in Quebec election campaign

Quebec Liberals saw in a longer election campaign their chance to turn polls around. Instead, with the official campaign start on Thursday, Couillard is off balance after unceremoniously dumping a popular Liberal veteran in favour of former hockey player with no political experience.

Liberals choose ex-NHLer Enrico Ciccone to vie for West Island seat

A day after current MNA François Ouimet held an emotional news conference about being asked to step aside, Philippe Couillard officially revealed Ciccone as the new candidate in Marquette.

Plans for third bridge linking Quebec City to suburbs quickly becoming an election issue

The Liberals say construction on a third bridge across the St. Lawrence, between Quebec City and its south shore suburbs, will begin in 2026. That has drawn criticism from the Coalition Avenir Québec, which promises to get it done faster.

François Legault promises $8.05 daily rate for subsidized daycare

All Quebec parents, regardless of their income, would have access to the daily rate, according to the CAQ's proposal. That's a departure from the current system, which adjusts the costs according to a parent's taxable annual income.