Quebec News

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  1. On February 5, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 154 grams of hashish, 260 grams of tobacco, one cellphone, and one memory card. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $14,880.
  2. On January 31, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 504 grams of hashish, 200 grams of tobacco, and eight grams of cocaine. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $57,690.
  3. On January 29, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 210 grams of hashish, 200 grams of tobacco, a cell phone, accessories, and two SIM cards. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $29,200.
  4. Gatineau business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  5. On January 25, 2023, Gilles Auger, an inmate from the Federal Training Centre, died while in our custody.
  6. Montréal-based engineering training and research establishment receives $2M in financial assistance from CED.
  7. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of $4 million to DE LA FONTAINE to acquire automated and digital equipment enabling it to automate its full production line, with a focus on the folding and shaping steps and various cutting and gluing phases. To install the new equipment on the main floor, a second floor will be added onto the current building for administrative offices.
  8. Cross-country skiing season has begun on the Plains of Abraham.
  9. Media representatives are invited to participate in a tour of Polytechnique Montréal along with Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance. The tour will take place in the (CM)² laboratory of the Centre for Characterization and Microscopy of Materials along with the research teams.
  10. Members of the media are invited to join Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Outremont, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an announcement regarding support for crisis hotlines in Quebec.
  11. On January 16, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 198 grams of hashish, 326 grams of marijuana, and 159 grams of tobacco. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $56,000.
  12. CED grants over $1.2 million for five projects that will contribute to Quebec’s green transition.
  13. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on January 19, 2023, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient organization and businesses (GROUPÉ Mauricie + Rive-Sud, Groupe PRO-B, Fût Mauricie, Waste Robotics, and Theron Sport), and their respective projects.
  14. On January 15, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 187 grams of hashish, 81 grams of marijuana, and 100 grams of tobacco. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $40,690.
  15. On January 11, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 66 grams of marijuana, one gram of cannabis wax, 200 grams of tobacco, one USB key, two cell phones, and two charging cables. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $21,825.
  16. The Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, will be in Mauricie on January 19, 2023, to meet with various regional economic stakeholders regarding Quebec SMEs making the green shift. She will also present CED’s action plan to foster the emergence of a more sustainable economy in Quebec’s regions, which she announced this past December.
  17. Laval business receives $600,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  18. Our environment, our communities and our economy are all threatened by climate change, making it more imperative than ever to develop critical mineral resources to support clean energy growth in Canada. These resources can and must be developed in a way that creates good jobs, is sustainable and environmentally responsible, and works in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and respects their rights.
  19. The governments of Canada and Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting a total of $12 million in financial assistance to Soucy Techno inc. This support will enable the business to acquire new specialized equipment, including a new rubber mixing line; expand its existing building; and increase the capacity of its electrical room.
  20. Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and Réseau des SADC et CAE receive a total of $40M in financial assistance from CED.
  21. The Member of Parliament for Compton‒Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri‑Food, the Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, along with the Member for Richmond, André Bachand, on behalf of the Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, Christopher Skeete, invite media representatives to a press conference regarding the business Soucy Techno.
  22. The Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and the Réseau des SADC et CAE to support small businesses in the tourism sector in urban and rural areas.
  23. The Canadian Coast Guard keeps waterways safe for mariners, protects the marine environment and responds to over 6,000 calls for marine assistance each year.
  24. On January 2, 2023, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 150 grams of hashish, 560 grams of tobacco and one cell phone. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $31,200.
  25. On December 29, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 233 grams of hashish, 100 tablets of methamphetamine, 40 narcotic tablets, 800 grams of tobacco and one cell phone. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $37,300.
  26. On December 18 and 20, 2022, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution.
  27. On December 12, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, 332 grams of hashish, with an estimated institutional value of $33,180, was seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  28. The governments of Canada and Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting $2.2 million to Les Industries Mélymax (Mélymax) to help it improve its productivity. Through this project valued at nearly $7.5 million, the business, which manufactures steel doors, wishes to double its production capacity.
  29. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, and Mathieu Lacombe, Quebec’s Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister Responsible for Youth and Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region and the Outaouais Region, announced a joint investment of $2,200,800 for the construction of a new library in Saint Colomban.
  30. Montreal, Quebec – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray will announce funding for multiple programs that help support ocean restoration, conservation and research activities across Canada.
  31. At approximately 9:45 a.m., on December 16, 2022, inmate François Paquette was apprehended by the Sûreté du Québec.
  32. Escape from Archambault Institution
  33. CED is convinced that the long-term competitiveness of the economy is largely dependent on innovation and on the greener and more inclusive growth of Quebec SMEs. While SMEs realize that they must adapt their business practices, they do not always have the resources or expertise required to put in place the necessary technologies, practices and investments. To effectively assist SMEs in this transition to more sustainable business models, Government of Canada support must be aligned with investment principles that value responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. This is why the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, today announced a new ESG action plan and an ambitious roadmap to foster the emergence of a greener economy in the regions of Quebec.
  34. The Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, accompanied by the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Gatineau, and Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, will unveil an action plan with new commitments to support the green transition of Quebec’s SMEs.
  35. Outaouais business receives over $260,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  36. CBSA Quebec Region: Enforcement and operational highlights in 2022
  37. On November 30, 2022, 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.
  38. On December 7, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  39. The Honourable Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, will announce Government of Canada financial support for Rochef Chocolatier, a business specializing in the manufacture of chocolate products.
  40. On December 4, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  41. On December 3, 2022, Michel Ste-Marie, an inmate from the Federal Training Centre, died while in our custody.
  42. Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive, deadly, and deeply rooted human rights violations of our time. Prevention and support services are essential to respond to the needs of Canadians, as gender equality cannot be achieved without addressing this critical issue.
  43. The biennial national roundtable on the work of Parks Canada will be held in January and February
  44. Montréal-based engineering training and research institution receives nearly $4M in financial assistance from CED.
  45. The Government of Canada and FCM support strengthened asset management in Quebec communities
  46. The two Laurentides-region tourist accommodation businesses obtain a total of $600,000 in funding from CED.
  47. On November 29, 2022, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command ceremony at Cowansville Institution. This occasion marked the change of command from the outgoing Warden, Francis Anctil, now Director of the Metropolitan Montreal District Office, to the new incoming Warden, Marie-Claudine Béland.
  48. Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite‑Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of two tourism accommodation businesses in the Laurentides region: Chalets Spa Nature, located in Morin Heights, and Au‑delà du boulot, located in Brownsburg‑Chatham.
  49. CED grants nearly $300,000 to the Centre de ski Mont‑Béchervaise to improve its facilities.
  50. On November 23, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution.