Sunday April 19 2015
Laval's English newspaper since 1993.
Journal anglais de Laval depuis 1993.
  • With the province’s financial position going from “deficit zero” during the Liberals’ time in office to a more than $2 billion shortfall under the current PQ government, the Liberals are understandably making the most of the situation now that they are the official opposition in the National Assembly.

  • A little more than a week after Quebec heaped cold water on hopes the Autoroute 19 extension would be going ahead soon just as the previous Liberal government promised, the City of Laval and Vimont’s Liberal MNA threw their support behind a coalition of North Shore towns and cities that are demanding the PQ government finish the project.

  • Laval’s four Liberal MNAs say they remain committed to a $46 million pledge that the former Liberal government made towards the Place Bell amphitheatre project while they were still in power.

  • Speaking just two days before Statistics Canada released the latest census figures suggesting an ongoing decline in the use of French in the Montreal region, Quebec language minister Diane De Courcy said at the time that a lack of hard evidence made it difficult for her to state if the new Parti Québécois government would be taking action to deal with a situation in Laval which has contributed to an apparent rise in English.

  • When former Quebec Liberal Finance Minister Raymond Bachand said last week he’s in the running for his party’s leadership following Liberal Premier Jean Charest’s departure, Chomedey Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette was right there behind Bachand during the announcement.

  • Fabre Liberal MNA Michelle Courchesne, arguably one of the bigger guns in Premier Jean Charest’s arsenal of cabinet ministers, has been called back into action to take over the education portfolio Charest took away from Courchesne two years ago when he handed it over to Line Beauchamp.

  • Despite a lukewarm reception from political critics and at least one senior school board official, the Quebec Liberal government plans to introduce a new agenda of anti-bullying measures in the province’s private and public schools.

  • Responding to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments on NDP leadership candidate Tom Mulcair’s dual France/Canada citizenship, Mulcair says he has nothing to apologize for and that Harper is only revealing his anti-immigrant prejudices.

  • After four decades of trying to start a formal economic relationship with Europe, Canada is poised to sign a free-trade agreement with the European Union next year, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told Newsfirst Multimedia.

  • Elected representatives from 10 of the province’s largest municipalities were at Laval’s Maison des Arts on Nov.

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