"At the end of the day, the reason why we are going this way is that we want to delegate to the MRCs, to the regions and to the larger cities control of their own economic development.” says Jacques Daoust, the Liberal government’s Economic Development Minister
Quebec pins hopes on all-electric school bus unveiled in Laval
Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti is seen here connecting the all-electric school bus for recharging with Mille-Îles Liberal MNA Francine Charbonneau and Minister of Sustainable Development David Heurtel.
As January is darkest and coldest time of the year in eastern Canada, some people find it can be a real downer. But in Laval there is an antidote that others have come to look forward to – the annual winter carnival known as Sainte-Rose en Blanc.
After rejecting a resolution tabled by an independent city councillor that would ban smoking near the entrances of Laval’s arenas, Mayor Marc Demers says he will introduce a similar motion to ban smoking outside all of Laval’s public buildings during city council’s February meeting.
Laval-Les Îles NDP MP François Pilon plans to table a petition in the House of Commons signed by hundreds of Laval residents,asking that Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney use Interpol to intervene with Mexican police to determine the whereabouts of a Laval man who has been missing in Mexico since last March.
Having rejected a motion to postpone the planned relocations of Laval Senior High School and Laurier Junior High School for at least a year, a majority of commissioners at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board have voted to proceed with implementation of the first phase of the plan at the end of the current school year.
Laval residential property owners will see their tax rate frozen in 2014 for the second year running. According to the city’s latest budget, residents who are 65 years of age and older will be entitled to board STL buses free of charge next year.
Considering the amount of interest Laval residents showed when they turned out in great numbers last month for their city council’s first public meeting following the Nov. 2 election, the turnout for the December council meeting was surprisingly low.