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‘Five feet nothing’: Pickton’s safety likely behind Quebec move, says ex-prison judge

When serial killer Robert Pickton was transferred from British Columbia’s Kent Institution to a maximum-security prison in Quebec about six years ago, correctional authorities gave no public explanation or confirmation at the time, citing privacy. But Darryl Plecas, a former prison judge at Kent who went on to be Speaker of the B.C. Legislature, said […]

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Quebec media say new bill to protect politicians is excessive, harms free speech

Quebec newsroom leaders are calling out a new bill to protect politicians from abuse, saying the legislation is excessive and potentially stifling to democratic debate. Media companies — including The Canadian Press, La Presse, Quebecor, and CBC — said Thursday in an open letter to the government that the bill contains measures that “compromise the […]

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Resignation of three town councillors latest shock to small Quebec town

What began as a disagreement over an alcohol expense by a library volunteer in Ste-Pétronille, Que., has escalated into a political crisis that has upended the small village east of Quebec City and shaken its governing body. The resignation this week of three members of the Ste-Pétronille town council is the latest turn in the […]

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Quebec cold case conviction highlights advances in DNA research techniques

A Quebec man’s first-degree murder conviction in the death of a junior college student in 2000 has highlighted advances in DNA research that are being used to solve cold cases all over Canada. A jury took less than an afternoon on Tuesday to convict Marc-André Grenon, who was arrested and charged with killing Guylaine Potvin […]

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Quebec village sends threatening legal notices to nearly one-tenth of its population

The village of Ste-Pétronille, Que., is used to receiving attention from outsiders. Tourists flock to the hamlet at the tip of picturesque Orleans Island to see its French colonial architecture and enjoy views of the Quebec City skyline across the St. Lawrence River. But since the hiring of its town manager, the allure of Ste-Pétronille […]

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Cyberattack knocks out website and mobile app for Quebec’s hydro utility

MONTREAL — Quebec’s power utility said Thursday it was working to get its website and mobile application running again after they were knocked off-line by a cyberattack, for which a pro-Russian hacker group claimed responsibility. Hydro-Quebec said it was targeted at around 3 a.m. by a denial-of-service assault — when attackers flood an internet server […]

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Aspiring Montreal cop believes career blocked because of uncle she never knew

MONTREAL — Miriam Ikhlef felt like she had everything she needed to become a police officer. A graduate of the Universite de Montreal’s security and police studies program, she’d been working as a 911 dispatcher for the Montreal police service for 13 months, even earning a commendation for how she handled a call involving a […]

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