Quebec News

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  1. On October 1, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  2. Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples. To this end, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) continues to work with First Nations across the Maritimes and the Gaspé region of Quebec on the ongoing implementation of their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood while maintaining a sustainable fishery for all harvesters.
  3. Renovations begin at the CBSA's Regional Processing Centre in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle
  4. The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) wishes to advise motorists of a closure of Gilmour Hill for preventative strengthening works.
  5. On October 3, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security facility.
  6. Between September 14 and 16, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Drummond Institution, a federal medium security facility.
  7. Media are invited to the inauguration of the new Halloween Garden on the Plains of Abraham, on October 1, 2021.
  8. On September 17, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.
  9. Between September 2 and 14, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  10. On September 15, 2021, Loren Rudd, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  11. On September 7, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 13th to September 19th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  13. On September 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  14. On September 5, 2021, Jean-François Roy, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody.
  15. On September 3, 2021, Pascal Therrien, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  16. As a result of the vigilance of staff members, two separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  17. On August 29 2021, Danny Brochu, an inmate from Donnacona Institution, died while in our custody.
  18. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform users that due to unforeseen site conditions, the lane closures and periodic sidewalk reductions on the Timiskaming Quebec Dam Bridge, which connects Highway 63, in Ontario, to Route 101, in Quebec, will be extended.
  19. On August 12, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  20. The Government of Canada is committed to its relationship with Indigenous peoples and to honouring the Peace and Friendship Treaties between our nations. That is why Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has been working with the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government (LMG) to implement fishing activities in a manner that is consistent with their rights, interests, and internal governance.
  21. The Pointe-Claire business has thus been able to conduct marketing activities.
  22. The Trois-Rivières organization will thus complete its project to develop a permanent road corridor to bring non-standard equipment into the city’s industrial port area.
  23. Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, and Quebec’s Minister for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, today announced that an additional $48.5 million in federal funding is being made available to communities in Quebec for 2021–2022 under the Reaching Home program to support the homeless-serving sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec.
  24. The Sainte-Thérèse organization will be better able to meet the needs of the businesses it serves and improve their capacity for innovation.
  25. The institution will be able to establish a circular energy efficiency platform, leading to the creation of several dozen jobs.
  26. The Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Rachel Bendayan, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, today announced $198,000 in financial support for IMMUNI T (7206127 Canada inc.), an innovative business in the life sciences sector. This repayable contribution will enable it to acquire automated production equipment and robotize its analysis and diagnostic service lines. The project, which aims to boost the business’s growth in export markets, will lead to the creation of seven jobs.
  27. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $3.6 million in federal funding that will better protect the banks against coastal erosion of the Cap-aux-Meules cliff sector located in the municipality of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in Quebec.
  28. The Sherbrooke business accelerator is strengthening its mission to mentor tech start-ups.
  29. On August 9, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  30. Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for the Université de Sherbrooke to bolster its position as a leader in sustainable development.
  31. Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will announce financial assistance from the Government of Canada to support the growth of ImmuniT.
  32. Targeted support from CED for regional transportation ecosystems leading to the creation and maintenance of 107 jobs.
  33. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on August 11, 2021, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient organizations, and their respective projects.
  34. Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, today announced $400,000 in financial support for Technologies Connect&GO.
  35. Corem, Polyplast, HydroTech Mining and Les Entreprises Parlec will be able to conduct applied research, increase their production capacity and enhance their productivity, leading to the creation and maintenance of 67 jobs.
  36. This support will allow the Bromont-based company to continue its expansion and consolidate its global positioning.
  37. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for Corem, Polyplast, HydroTech Mining and Les Entreprises Parlec, four innovative mining organizations.
  38. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, will announce financial assistance for several organizations under the Regional Air Transportation Initiative.
  39. The Government of Canada conducts rigorous impact assessments based on science and Indigenous knowledge.
  40. On August 9, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of the medium-security unit at Cowansville Institution.
  41. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with members of parliament of the Laval region—Fayçal El Khoury, MP for Laval–Les-Îles; Angelo Iacono, MP for Alfred-Pellan; Annie Koutrakis, MP for Vimy; and Yves Robillard, MP for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin—announced more than $85 million in federal funding to expand a garage for the Société de transport de Laval (STL) by nearly 20,000 m2. The project will include approximately 100 new parking spaces to recharge electric buses as well as additional vehicle maintenance and repair bays.
  42. Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will announce financial assistance from the Government of Canada to support the growth of Technologies Connect&GO.
  43. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of technology business accelerator Accélérateur de création d’entreprises technologiques.
  44. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), accompanied by Lyne Bessette, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of Zeal Motor.
  45. The Sherbrooke-based business will produce high-purity ethanol and create 28 jobs in the region.
  46. LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC - Today, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, travelled to Lac-Mégantic and met with local stakeholders to reiterate his commitment to the Lac-Mégantic Bypass project.
  47. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the start-up of 96 Plus, an innovative new SME whose mission is to produce highly pure ethanol.
  48. On August 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  49. This organization headquartered in Pointe-Claire will be able to enhance its service offerings for Quebec SMEs operating in the forestry sector.
  50. Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, will announce financial assistance from the Government of Canada to support the growth of FPInnovations, a non-profit organization specialising in innovation and technology transfer in the forestry sector.