Quebec News

The Quebec News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced investments of more than $635 million in science, research and engineering to support more than 4,800 lead researchers and their teams.
  2. The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Ministerial Initiative on Agri-Food Action/Prevention (MIAAP) for the management of health and food risks, which will remain in effect until March 1, 2023.
  3. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce significant funding in support of science and research in Canada. The Minister will highlight the Government of Canada’s unwavering support of big ideas that are helping advance Canada’s position as a global innovation powerhouse.
  4. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $150,000 in three new projects in Quebec communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  5. The Cantons-de-l’Est business will pursue growth as it prepares to develop new markets.
  6. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce Government of Canada funding to support the growth of Entreprises Dauphinais, an innovative SME that manufactures niche products for the food industry.
  7. On June 1, 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.
  8. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be closures of the sidewalks and deviation of the lanes (Gatineau- and Ottawa-bound lanes) and cyclist paths on the Bronson Channel Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing.
  9. Thanks to a total investment of $34.7 million, made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 5,380 households in the Montérégie region will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  10. Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez was in the Lower Laurentians yesterday to highlight the launch of the new Canada Greener Homes Grant. The grant will help homeowners in the area make their homes more energy-efficient and lower their energy bills. This will reduce energy waste, create good jobs and foster a green economic recovery.
  11. Today, Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Châteauguay–Lacolle, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced more than $59.4 million in funding for projects in the Montérégie Region. For the occasion, they were accompanied by Simon Jolin-Barrette, Quebec’s Minister of Justice, Minister Responsible for the Montérégie Region and Member for Borduas, MarieChantal Chassé, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Economy and Innovation (Innovation) and Member for Châteauguay, Bruno Tremblay, Mayor of Beauharnois and President of the Régie Sports et Loisirs Beau-Château (RSLBC), Pierre-Paul Routhier, Mayor of Châteauguay and Treasurer of the RSLBC, and Joëlle Éthier, Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the RSLBC. The funding will ensure that residents of the region have access to safe, modern facilities that promote active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles.
  12. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being allocated to recreational infrastructure projects in communities of the Montérégie Region. In particular, these projects involve renovating recreation centres and improving playgrounds and sports facilities.
  13. Media representatives are invited to a press conference during which the MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Mrs. Brenda Shanahan, and the Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the Montérégie region.
  14. Today, while speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $922,000 through the AgriScience Program for two Québec pork organizations, which will help advance innovation within the sector.
  15. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced that businesses under organic production or in transition to organic production are now also eligible for the increase in the maximum assistance granted under the Advisory Services Program to simplify access to assistance measures and to increase the impact on agricultural and agri-food businesses.
  16. Media representatives are invited to a press conference during which the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Minister responsible for Education and Minister responsible for Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
  17. The Lévis-based organization will be able to continue assisting manufacturers with their technological development and their transition to Industry 4.0.
  18. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, acting on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s Junior Education Minister and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced over $7.5 million in funding for 12 projects in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. They were joined by Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism, Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Lanaudière regions, and MNA for Berthier, as well as the Mayor of Amqui, Pierre D’Amours. This funding will allow the population of the region to have access to modern and safe facilities that will promote an active, healthy and inclusive lifestyle.
  19. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being awarded for 12 recreational and sports infrastructure projects to be carried out in communities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. These projects include building or renovating indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
  20. The governments of Canada and Quebec, in partnership with the City of Trois-Rivières, announced a total of $36.6 million in funding to renovate and modernize the J.-Antonio-Thompson Theater.
  21. Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference during which an announcement will be made regarding a cultural infrastructure project in Trois-Rivières.
  22. Elisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions), will announce Government of Canada funding to enhance the innovative and technology transfer capacity of CRVI (Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles Inc.), a college centre for technology transfer affiliated with Cégep de Lévis.
  23. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being allocated to eight recreational and sports infrastructure projects that will be completed in communities in the Centre-du-Québec Region. These projects include building or renovating recreational facilities and redeveloping parks.
  24. Media representatives are invited to a press conference during which the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, Ms. Élisabeth Brière, and the Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructures in the Centre-du-Québec region.
  25. This business in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region will go ahead with its project to relocate its economuseum, leading to the creation of six jobs
  26. During her visit to the Québec Maple Syrup Producers Annual General Meeting, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of $1.76 million over the next two years (2021-2023) to support the export efforts of Quebec’s maple industry.
  27. Between May 22 and May 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.
  28. The City of Gaspé will go ahead with its heritage promotion project in Rivière-au-Renard that will create 10 jobs.
  29. The Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, will announce Government of Canada funding to support the growth of Touverre, a business that specializes in glassblowing creations.
  30. On May 19, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  31. The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform motorists, cyclists and pedestrians that there will be lane and sidewalk closures on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge for maintenance purposes.
  33. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, invite media representatives to a press conference concerning Government of Canada support for the City of Gaspé’s project involving the development of a new tourism attraction.
  34. On May 18, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  35. This business in the Centre-du-Québec region will pursue its growth and create 20 jobs.
  36. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be alternating lane and sidewalk closures on the Chaudiere Crossing for maintenance work.
  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  38. This Outaouais-region business will be able to pursue its expansion, leading to the creation of 22 jobs.
  39. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton‒Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of Fruit d’Or, an agri-food business in the Centre-du-Québec region.
  40. Minister Lebouthillier to announce investments under Canada Summer Jobs
  41. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier announces financial support from Government of Canada for Gaspé businesses that have benefited from the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund to help Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector through the COVID-19 crisis.
  42. Steven MacKinnon, Member of Parliament for Gatineau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull Aylmer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of thriving Gatineau start-up Brasserie du Bas-Canada.
  43. Gilmour Hill will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  44. The family-run Montérégie business specializing in the processing, distribution and sale of roasted nut products and the sale of confectionery items will thereby increase its productivity.
  45. Over $1 million in funding will allow these two Lac-Saint-Jean businesses that specialize in wild blueberry based foods to enhance their productivity.
  46. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced funding of more than $29 million for 21 projects in the Laurentian Region. For the occasion, they were accompanied by the Honourable Éric Girard, Quebec’s Minister of Finance and Member of the National Assembly for Groulx, and Sylvie Surprenant, Mayor of Sainte-Thérèse. With this funding, local residents will have access to modern, safe facilities, which will promote active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles.
  47. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being allocated to 21 recreational infrastructure projects, which will be completed in Laurentian Region communities. These projects include renovations to recreation centres and improvements to playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  48. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to Poissonnerie de Cloridorme, Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan, Poisson Salé Gaspésien and Unipêche M.D.M.
  49. Media representatives are invited to a press conference at which the Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the region of the Laurentians (Laurentides).
  50. 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 Aliments St-Germain, a family business that started out as a peanut and nut roaster and importer.