Quebec News

The Quebec News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. On January 23, 2022, 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 federal maximum-security institution.
  2. Saguenay organization will be able to strengthen its capacity for innovation and technology transfer in support of businesses and organizations across Quebec’s regions.
  3. 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 the Centre de géomatique du Québec, an organization that helps businesses and organizations with their research and development activities in geomatics.
  4. The annual Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers meeting (CCTM) was held today, co-chaired by the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism of Quebec.
  5. The Government of Canada announces the launch of the next critical step for the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass construction project
  6. CED grants a $227,665 financial contribution to the Corporation d’innovation et de développement des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  7. CED grants $134,900 in financial support to Baie-Comeau’s Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace to acquire innovative equipment.
  8. 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 to support the growth of La Vague, an accelerator and incubator for innovative Îles-de-la-Madeleine businesses.
  9. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that six inmates at Drummond Institution and three inmates at Donnacona Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institutions.
  10. 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 to support the growth of Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace, an SME specializing in the development of craft beers representing the Côte-Nord region.
  11. As Canada and countries around the world respond to the pandemic, key sectors in the economy continue to need more workers to build a strong workforce. This is particularly true in Quebec where the province continues to experience long-standing workforce recruitment challenges.
  12. Le Service correctionnel du Canada (SCC) indique que 11 détenus et 27 employés de l’Établissement de Cowansville ont été déclarés positifs à la COVID-19.
  13. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 14 inmates and 19 staff at the Federal Training Centre multi-level security institution in Quebec have tested positive for COVID-19.
  14. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) seeks to fill several customer service positions of various levels. It is no longer necessary to live in a city where there is a CRA office; working remotely makes it possible to obtain interesting positions everywhere in Quebec.
  15. On December 29, 2021, 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 facility.
  16. On December 26, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  17. On December 25, 2021, Daniel Gendron, an inmate from the Federal Training Centre, died while in our custody
  18. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates and 15 staff members at La Macaza Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institution.
  19. On December 15, 2021, Paul Cyr, an inmate from Cowansville Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  20. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced a Canada-Québec agreement for virtual health care services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this agreement, Quebec is receiving more than $28 million to expand its virtual health care services.
  21. On December 14, 2021, Gratien Murray, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  22. CED grants nearly $380,000 in financial assistance to the Maricourt-based business for its project to expand and acquire digital equipment.
  23. The Government of Quebec, Investissement Québec and the Government of Canada are granting $14 million in financial support to Solutions murales Proslat to acquire innovative equipment and build an Industry 4.0 factory in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, in the Montérégie region.
  24. CBSA Quebec Region: Enforcement and Operational Highlights in 2021
  25. On December 5, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  26. Gatineau, Quebec, December 8, 2021 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for the stormwater infrastructure work conducted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) .
  27. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that seven inmates in one sector of the Regional Reception Centre in Quebec have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institution.
  28. On December 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  29. Members of the media are invited to the unveiling of the Plains of Abraham winter program and the inauguration of the new lighting at the Joan of Arc Garden.
  30. This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, highlighted an investment of up to $78,338 to Maison Francine Leroux under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund’s second phase.
  31. On November 24, 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.
  32. On November 20, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  33. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre will close on November 30. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 30.
  34. 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.
  35. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for the stormwater infrastructure work conducted by the National Capital Commission/
  36. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce more than $1 million in funding to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these six projects in the Gaspé region is $895,761, and the Government of Quebec’s contribution is $383,899.
  37. Six projects in the Gaspé region funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) under the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF).
  38. On November 11, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  39. Rivière-au-Renard (Quebec) – The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and member of Parliament for Gaspésie─Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, with Mr. André Lamontagne, ministre de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’alimentation du Québec , will hold a press conference to announce support to the Quebec fishing industry. They will also be accompanied by Mr. Jonatan Julien, ministre de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec.
  40. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, from 7 am to 5 pm, following the cancellation of a planned closure.
  41. On November 4, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  42. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge boardwalk will remain open from Tuesday, November 9, to Thursday, November 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, following the cancellation of a planned boardwalk reduction.
  43. On October 29, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  44. On October 25, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  45. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for inspection and maintenance work.
  46. On October 15, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution.