http://admin.blog.fc2.com/admin/js/fckeditor2.6.5/editor/fckeditor.html?InstanceName=extendFck&Toolbar=Default (Elias Abboud/CBC) Related Stories TIMELINE: Montreal students protest tuition hikes Jean-Pierre Lord is taking the City of Montreal to court over what he says were illegal and arbitrary detentions during one of last years student demonstrations. Quebecs Superior Court yesterday authorized a class-action lawsuit against the city based on a protest last May during whichpolice arrested 508 Kim Kardashian people. Protesters were herded onto city buses, where they waited for hours before being released with a $634 fine. Eight hoursof detention, in the bus, the windows closed, Lord says. It was extremely hot, many people were sick. Lord says police refused to allow people to use the bathroom and Lord says he was told to urinate in the back of the bus. The city tried to say that because the protest was declared illegal that the lawsuit was unfounded, Lord says. He says the court is allowing the class-action suit to proceed based on three points: the mass arrests, the detention and the conditions during the detention.
News Done The Canadian Press 19 hours ago MONTREAL - The Quebec government has stepped in to clean up a PCB dump in a Montreal suburb after the company illegally storing the dangerous material failed to do so. Reliance Power Equipment Ltd. had been given until last Thursday to provide an action plan to secure the site and remove the PCBs. Toxic materials have been present for years on the property in suburban Pointe-Claire, but were only detected in March after a spill of about 1,000 litres on the property. Quebec Environment Minister Yves-Francois Blanchet paid a visit today and announced that his department will now take charge of securing and decontaminating the site. Inspections carried out last weekend confirmed that Reliance did not take carry through on any of the measures it had promised to take. Blanchet says the cost of getting rid of the PCBs could be as high as $3.5 million and that doesn't include decontamination of the soil, if necessary.
Quebec government opens door to 'improving' values charter
Put your hat on. We should never have opened the door. Yes, the hat will go. That's my stop. Keep your hat. You can stay home.
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The ongoing probe into impropriety between political parties and the construction industry has taken down mayors, has cast shadows on provincial forces and has seen hundreds arrested corruption charges over the past two years. Now the Quebec Liberal Party confirms its party headquarters was raided earlier this summer visit this page as part of the ongoing investigation. In a statement released Monday, the party says the investigation has its "full cooperation." The statement adds that the party works with authorities to ensure they comply with all laws. In a world with Twitter and political insiders, it is a wonder that news of the raid did not come out sooner. Then again, more information July was a busy time for Quebec corruption. Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum resigned around that time after being arrested in the corruption investigation.
Quebec?s values charter: A doctor?s perspective
He said similar offenses occur elsewhere in Canada. As for the debate in Quebec, he said, it's about government institutions not individual freedom. "The debate we're having is about the neutrality of the state. Nothing else," Lisee said. Lisee urged Quebecers to have a respectful debate and, in particular, to be sensitive to those who wear symbols as is their right.
Quebec Liberals confirms headquarters raided by anti-corruption investigators
Couillard said that when police decided not to announce the raid over the summer, he and the party concluded that they had better stay silent to avoid interfering with the investigation, and assumed the news would come out anyway if anyone was charged. He offered few details when asked Tuesday what police were looking for, and who they were targeting. "There were so many boxes I don't know what was in there," he said Tuesday, adding that some of the seized documents had been returned. News of the raid overshadowed all other issues Tuesday at Quebec's national assembly, including the controversial debate over religious accommodations. Some Liberals grumbled that the timing of the news appeared all too convenient, for their political opponents. One Liberal MNA also expressed frustration on his way into the legislature that the caucus had not been informed of the raids before the media report. The initial report, on Radio-Canada, said some Liberal MNAs had been questioned by police but it did not specify whether they were current or past politicians.
Quebec Liberal leader speaks about police raid on his party
My initial reaction was to scoff at the notion that, for example, receiving my Quebec drivers licence from a licence bureau employee wearing a kippa is somehow state-sponsored Judaism and a violation of my religious freedom. After all, what aspect of such a mans job and function could be influenced by his revealed religious affiliation in such a way as to impose on my freedoms? However, these proposed rules extend to health-care institutions and workers as well. And as a physician practising in both Quebec and Ontario, I am being asked to consider the validity of this very question in the unique and complex context of health care. Doctors play an integral role in some of the most intimate and difficult moments in peoples lives. Moments such as learning that one has an incurable chronic condition, or worse, a terminal disease. Indeed, moments when a person will often turn to religion.