Quebec politician Catherine Dorion denied access to legislature over hoodie in latest fashion spat

Quebec politician Catherine Dorion denied access to legislature over hoodie in latest fashion spat

QUEBEC — The provincial legislature today refused access to Quebec solidaire member Catherine Dorion after she showed up for work wearing a hoodie. The legislature’s deputy speaker, Chantal Soucy, let Dorion know her outfit of the day was not business attire. It’s almost unheard of for a member to be refused access to the chamber […]

Quebec judge overturns parts of federal, provincial laws on medically assisted dying

Quebec judge overturns parts of federal, provincial laws on medically assisted dying

A Quebec Superior Court justice has declared parts of both the federal and provincial laws on medically assisted dying unconstitutional because they’re too restrictive. Two Montrealers with degenerative diseases, Jean Truchon, 49, and Nicole Gladu, 73, launched a court challenge in January seeking access to Quebec and Canada’s doctor-assisted dying laws. Both suffer from serious health problems that […]

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

GRANBY, QUE.—The father of a slain 7-year-old Quebec girl at the centre of an alleged case of neglect has been granted bail by a judge. The evidence heard at his bail hearing today was under a publication ban, but at its conclusion a Quebec Superior Court justice agreed the 30-year-old man should be freed pending […]

Judge strikes down Quebec law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

Judge strikes down Quebec law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

MONTREAL—A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec’s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Tuesday that Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation […]

Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

MONTREAL—A Quebec fashion designer said Sunday that an alleged violent attack against him and his partner over the weekend is proof that homophobia remains a problem in Canada. Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert said he and partner Alex James Taboureau were leaving a bar in La Malbaie, in the province’s Charlevoix region late Friday night when a man […]

Woman in critical condition after being set on fire in Quebec City; ex-husband arrested

Woman in critical condition after being set on fire in Quebec City; ex-husband arrested

QUEBEC—QUEBEC—A man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after his ex-wife was set on fire in Quebec City, police allege. The 39-year-old man was taken into custody by Quebec provincial police on Saturday at a fast food restaurant in Drummondville, Que., about 110 kilometres east of Montreal, police said. Sgt. Etienne Doyon […]

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