SAINT-SEBASTIEN - The provincial construction inspector (CCQ),
told the gathering of parents, grandparents and teachers that
painting a school for free - and without the proper licence - is
illegal in Quebec.
CCQ halts volunteers
MONTREAL - A list of more than 60 sites of known and possible old
landfills was kept secret by the City of Montreal for 22 years until
a CBC investigation exposed it in 2015.
16 updated maps were released showing the location of 94 old
quarries around the city. (CBC)
Too successful to stay illegal
TORONTO - Quebec's Charbonneau Commission revealed the intertwined
relationships are between organized crime, business and politics and
it would be folly not to expect similar links in Ontario.
Allegations against new minister
MONTREAL - Reports in the
Journal de Montreal claim Laurent Lessard gave millions in grant
money to the group where his wife works.
Since Lessard's tenure in that role ended, the report claims
the group has received far less funding.
MONTREAL - 2 analysts hired to investigate
the Ministry of Transportation told a parliamentary committee the
reports they prepared had been altered.
Annie Trudel testified that during
her 18 months of auditing the Ministry and how it awarded contracts,
she was subject to repeated instances of harassment and sabotage.
Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise
Thibault was sentenced to 18 months in jail and was ordered to repay
the government $300,000 after pleading guilty to fraud and breach of
trust last year.
MAYOR - Montrealers will pay $337,000 to 3
drivers to chauffeur Mayor Denis Coderre and members of the city
executive committee in 2016.
MONTREAL - Quebec's financial market
watchdog, the AMF, is filing charges against a former director of the
Liberal party who was also head of the Metropolitan Transport Agency,
Sued by security regulator
AMF charges Gauthier
Too many perks
Pauline Marois, about $130,000; and
Bernard Landry, close to $140,000.
Those are the sums the three
ex-premiers have cost the Quebec public since leaving office.
Bill to bypass hearings
QUEBEC - McInnis Cement was formed by
members of the family that founded Bombardier.
It has received financial support
from successive Parti Quebecois and Liberal provincial governments as
well as the Caisse de depot pension fund manager.
proceed without hearing
MONTREAL - Treasury Board President Martin
Coiteux has also called the Quebec Society of Infrastructure (SQI)
onto the carpet. A total of $686,667.09 was spent on repairs to
riding offices of 27 members of the Cabinet since the April election.
ALMA - Jean-Francois Morency has admitted
to dropping charges, in exchange for cash bribes, back when he was a
MONTREAL - In 5 years, more than $62M in
damages has been paid to Quebec patients due to medical negligence and
errors, according to a news report.
In 2013 alone, almost $16M was paid
out to victims of mistakes or negligence.
Aggressive take down
MONTREAL - The security team at the
amusement park is facing criticism after 7 security guards combined to
forcibly subdue a man caught lighting up in a non-smoking area. (CTV)
Tax fraud arrests
provincial police made a series of arrests in an alleged invoicing fraud
they estimate bilked the government of nearly $9M in taxes.
Government run language scam?
MONTREAL - The students are graduates of the
PEQ, a vocational and French-language
study program run by the province's school boards.
But students who have graduated
from the program are being called in for interviews by Quebec's
MIDI to evaluate their French. A(CBC)
Immigrants tricked by government
MONTREAL - Key fundraisers for the Quebec
Liberal Party may have pocketed large sums of money through a series
of real estate transactions, allegedly splitting that money with the
former head of the provincial Crown corporation charged with managing
MONTREAL - The masked group sprayed
anti-capitalist graffiti and pasted an anti-gentrification poster on
the storefront windows of
past 15 years, 3,000 young Quebecers under the age of 19 have died in
violent or suspicious circumstances. Of these, some 260 are aboriginal
children. (La Presse)
Footbridge off limits
MONTREAL - The
was built last year at a cost of $4.5M. Despite the fact that
construction crews left months ago, the bridge remains off limits,
because it's unsafe.
Lots of people to appoint
MONTREAL - While other Canadian provinces
largely shuttered their international outposts in a bid to balance
budgets in the mid-1990s, Quebec has built up a formidable force of
trade officers, immigration advisers and quasi-ambassadors around the
School board elections abolished
Education Minister Francois Blais confirmed that there will be no more
school board elections in Quebec.
MONTREAL - There is one toll bridge in
the Montreal area - and it seems a lot of cars aren’t paying the toll.
for Quebec regulators
MONTREAL - It's not the first time a
contest has avoided the province because of its strict rules. So now
Quebec has found itself on a contest blacklist that includes Cuba, Iran,
North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. (CP) RELATED:
Virginity tests banned in Quebec
Exact change fine
MONTREAL - When Pauline Tantost was
kicked off a Montreal city bus for not paying her fare with exact
change, she was shocked. And then a transit inspector handed her a
ticket with a $219 fine for not paying her fare. (CBC)
was just sitting there
QUEBEC - The Quebec government is
spending $500,000 to create a committee to examine wasteful spending by
the federal government. (CP)
MONTREAL - A professed holy man has been charged with
committing an unholy act: defrauding the popular Quebec zoo
out of nearly $1M in an alleged scheme involving two of his followers.
Most valuable named
QUEBEC - The Quebec government has doled out $3.9M in
fines since August to motorists caught by photo radar and red light
cameras. The most effective radar location is at the southbound 15
near the Atwater exit. Nearly 8,500 drivers have been caught at the
site since the summer. (CTV)
for taking patients
QUEBEC CITY - Quebec Education Minister
Yves Bolduc wants to know if he'll have to repay part of all of a
$215,000 bonus he received for taking on 1,500 patients for a brief 12
month period, around the minimum requirement for receiving the bonus.
Quebec's auditor finds problems
MONTREAL - Quebec's auditor general is
warning the provincial government that it is seriously underestimating
the cost of paying doctors.
AG criticizes ED
Contract to prosecutor's
QUEBEC CITY - A report into Quebec City's contract
new hockey arena has been transferred
to the provincial prosecutor's office following months of controversy
surrounding the deal. (CP) REPORT:
Findings of the investigation