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Quebec suspends private refugee sponsorships by organizations for one year

Quebec is suspending all private refugee sponsorships by organizations because it says it has serious concerns with the integrity of the program.

Montreal officer charged with sexual assault after investigation by Quebec's police watchdog

Roger Frechette, 55, is the first Montreal police officer ever to be charged following a BEI investigation. The complainant, a 41-year-old Ontario woman, said she was arrested and later sexually assaulted by the off-duty officer who drove her back to her hotel.

Jewish group seeks removal of anti-Semite's name from Quebec street and park

David Ouellette of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said the late Alphonse Waegener doesn't deserve to be honoured in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

Son of Quebec geologist in Dubai prison suspects foul play, urges Ottawa to pressure UAE

The son of a Canadian geologist jailed in Dubai after allegedly uncovering fraud in a gold company says the only way his father will get out of prison is if the Canadian government steps up its pressure on the United Arab Emirates.

Scheer confident in campaign's vetting process despite candidate's LGBTQ slurs

On the last day of a difficult week on the campaign trail for Andrew Scheer, the Conservative leader visibly didn't want to talk about a B.C. candidate he fired the previous night for slurs she had made against LGBTQ people.

Quebec players taunted with racial slurs at national baseball championships in N.B.

An official with the Quebec team competing at last weekend's men's national baseball championships in New Brunswick is criticizing the way Baseball Canada handled racist taunts directed at his players.

Canadian sentenced to 10 years in Cuban prison was set up, lawyer says

Benjamin Tomlin, sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban prison, says he is not guilty, and his lawyer says his client was likely set up following a night of partying in a seaside town outside the popular resort destination of Varadero.

Scheer says Liberals exaggerating over his call to review Canada Food Guide

On a visit to an agricultural fair in a battleground riding east of Montreal Tuesday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer defended his promise to review the Canada Food Guide in order to make the document reflect research put forward by the country's food industry.

'Bad choices make good stories': Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Margaret Trudeau says one of the goals of her one-woman show is to kill the conventional wisdom around what is, and isn't, a play.

Quebec anti-corruption unit lacks skills to investigate complex crimes, report says

The head of the office monitoring Quebec's anti-corruption unit, UPAC, recommends it recruit investigators better equipped to fulfil the squad's mission of maintaining the public's faith in the province's institutions.

Trudeau says Ontario 'shortsighted and irresponsible' for challenging carbon tax

The Ontario government's attempt to block the federal carbon tax is shortsighted and irresponsible, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an environment conference in Montreal Thursday.

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Quebec's history, mythology and culture are intertwined with its rivers and lakes, but recurring floods that experts say will only get worse because of climate change are forcing Quebecers and their political leaders to rethink their relationship with water.

Zero diversity among nominees for Quebec TV viewers' choice awards

In a province where roughly 15 per cent of the population is from visible minorities — rising to about 25 per cent in the Montreal area — the Artis gala reflects the lack of diversity among the most prominent people on Quebec television.

Teen tennis star Auger-Aliassime moving up rankings and moving to Monaco

After returning home following an impressive performance at last week's Miami Open, 18-year-old Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime said Tuesday his success this year has come more quickly than expected.

Case thrown out against former SNC-Lavalin exec

Stéphane Roy, a former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin, was facing charges of fraud and bribing a foreign public official in connection with the company's dealings with the regime of the late Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.

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