Quebec News

The Quebec News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Vaudreuil-Dorion business receives nearly $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  2. The Canadian Coast Guard will begin its spring icebreaking operations on the St. Lawrence River between Montréal and Québec on the morning of February 26. These activities could start earlier due to the increased risk of shore fast ice break-up caused by the warmer weather. Icebreaking will continue thereafter on several streams, rivers, and river mouths in Quebec.
  3. Québec business receives $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  4. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, announce an investment of $21,445,679 to modernize the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) and electrify its vehicles. The governments of Quebec and Canada are investing $12,482,553 and $8,963,126 respectively.
  5. Laval business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  6. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce significant financial support to strengthen Canada's leading position in the pork sector through strategic research initiatives that will advance sustainability, resilience and growth opportunities.
  7. Saint-Laurent business receives $450,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  8. Media representatives are invited to tour technological SME Laserax along with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert. Minister Guilbeault will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. He will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  9. Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference during which the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will officially inaugurate Café William’s new facilities and announce the funding that has been granted.
  10. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have announced 34 million to support farm businesses committed to improving their farming practices.
  11. Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of life sciences business RNA Technologies & Therapeutics (RNA).
  12. Media representatives are invited to tour Diacarb Tools, a manufacturing business that specializes in the mass machining and manufacturing of small components that are complex and precise, along with Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, and Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent. Ms. Koutrakis will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  13. Media representatives are invited to visit FilSpec along with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Geneviève Hébert, Member for Saint-François.
  14. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  15. On February 9, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  16. Tonight, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in red, pink and white from sunset to 1 a.m. to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  17. Today, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $14.5 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund. The investment to Air Inuit Ltd. includes the construction of a new cargo warehouse and extension of the hangar bay for aircraft maintenance at the Kuujjuaq, Quebec, airport.
  18. Quebec City, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard, Central Region, and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec want to remind the public that it can be very dangerous to venture out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River. We are experiencing a particularly mild winter with prolonged above normal temperatures which has delayed the consolidation of the fast ice. The ice is too thin to allow for safe activities, so we recommend that you do not go out on the ice.
  19. Government of Canada continues to support the Carnival: Over $9M granted by CED and Canadian Heritage.
  20. Boisbriand business to receive $750,000 in financial assistance from CED to help Quebec’s economy make the green transition.
  21. SME to receive $1M in financial assistance from CED to foster sustainable development in Quebec’s regions by offering an ecofriendly alternative to polluting plastics.
  22. Media representatives are invited to tour Damotech, an innovative business specializing in the manufacture of safety solutions, along with the Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue. Minister Bibeau will take the opportunity to highlight a CED financial contribution for the business, on behalf of the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  23. On February 5, 2024, a staff member was assaulted at Port-Cartier Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  24. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will be in Québec on February 9 to meet with various economic stakeholders in the region. The Minister will announce funding at BOSK Bioproducts in the morning before touring the facilities of the Québec Winter Carnival and meeting Bonhomme.
  25. On January 27, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Donnacona Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  26. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  27. Thanks to a total of $400,000 in financial assistance from CED, the Drummondville SMEs will acquire new equipment and develop marketing and market expansion strategies.
  28. Drummondville business receives $5M in financial assistance from CED.
  29. Rivière-au-Renard community and businesses affected by the drop in these resources receive over $400,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  30. Media representatives are invited to tour OLA Bamboo along with the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED. Minister Martinez Ferrada will take the opportunity to highlight financial contributions from CED for OLA Bamboo and Secure Exchanges. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  31. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to boost the growth of Soucy International, an SME specializing in the manufacture and development of track systems and high‑performance components and accessories designed for off‑road vehicles. Media representatives are invited to participate in a tour of Soucy Caoutchouc following the press conference.
  32. The Government of Canada recognizes that some fisheries in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are facing serious challenges, including climate change and the resulting disruption of aquatic ecosystems. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, announced a transition plan that will help fish harvesters in Canada’s coastal communities, and give them the predictability they need to continue their important work in the years ahead.
  33. The commercial Redfish fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Unit 1) has been closed since 1995 to help redfish stocks rebuild to healthy levels. Before 1995, a commercial fishery existed since 1953, harvested by different fleets, gear classes and vessel classes from all regions in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
  34. On January 28, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit in the colours of the Canadian flag from sunset to 1 a.m. in tribute to Ed Broadbent and in honour of his state funeral.
  35. On January 25, 2024, Jérôme Demers an inmate from Cowansville Institution, died while in our custody.
  36. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will hold a press conference to announce support for the future of fisheries in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
  37. On January 19, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution.
  38. The Government of Canada continues to improve crossings in the National Capital Region (NCR) and make progress on its commitment to replace the Alexandra Bridge.
  39. On January 12, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Donnacona Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  40. On January 14 and 18, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  41. Abrasives processor receives $250,000 in financial assistance from CED to acquire equipment that will enhance its performance.
  42. The Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting a total of $1.6 million in financial contributions to APF Villeneuve, a business specializing in the machining of high‑precision components, to support the acquisition of two pieces of numerical control equipment that will enable it to increase its productivity. This automation project is valued at $2 million.
  43. A strong economy and healthy communities are created when everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. When First Nations, Inuit and Métis are supported, not only are they developing their own skills and competencies, they are also helping their communities, now and into the future.
  44. Saint-Rémi business receives $335,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  45. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Kahnawake to announce funding to the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec for their project, Global Strategy for Indigenous Employability.
  46. Longueuil business receives $600,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  47. The Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead and Minister of National Revenue, accompanied by Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Châteauguay‒Lacolle, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for Luxo Marbre, to support the growth of this manufacturing business, which has been in business for over 30 years.
  48. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, and Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil–Charles‑LeMoyne and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for Polara during a meeting with the business’s leaders.
  49. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the westbound lane on the Chaudière Crossing will be closed for repair work.
  50. Gaspésie organization receives a total of over $3.5M in financial assistance from CED.