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Canada to deploy country's armed forces to help extinguish Quebec fires

Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that the government would send the country’s armed forces to support the Quebec authorities in extinguishing wildfires in the province.

Canada: Quebec to pass bill to ensure crackdown on illegal Airbnbs

Montreal/IBNS: Quebec’s regulation in holding short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb accountable for uncertified listings should reportedly be followed by more provinces, say advocates.

Canada: Over one million Hydro-Quebec customers still without power after ice storm

Montreal/IBNS: Over one million customers were still without power on Thursday morning, and some of them are likely to stay without it for days after an ice storm hit southern Quebec with falling trees and causing flooding.

US-Canada border: 8 bodies discovered in St Lawrence River

Quebec (Canada): The bodies of eight migrants, including two minors, have been retrieved after they perished while attempting to unlawfully cross from Canada into the United States, BBC reported citing the authorities

Canada: Bill 96 implementation may see a decline in Quebec English-language college courses

Montreal/IBNS: Quebec‘s new French-language law (Bill-96) may reportedly see a cut in the province's English-language colleges.

Quebec is challenged by spread of viruses, thousands of students miss classes

Quebec/IBNS: There has reportedly been a jump in absences of Canada's Quebec students in recent weeks with approximately 4,000 of them missing classes during the week of Oct 12 due to illness.

Canada: Quebec sees spike in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations

Montreal/IBNS: The province of Quebec witnessed an increase in infections related to COVID-19, with reportedly 1,226 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours and five more deaths.

Quebec’s new language law could hurt tech companies' recruitment, damage economy: Report

Quebec/IBNS: Quebec’s Premier François Legault has been warned by the leaders of dozens of Quebec-based technology companies that the province’s new language law, known as Bill 96 could cause enormous damage to the province’s economy due to the problems in recruiting talented people.

Canada: Quebec's spring budget to offset inflation impact, offers one-time payment of $500 to adults

Quebec/IBNS: With a motive to help offset the impact of inflation, Quebec’s spring budget is including a one-time payment of $500 to every adult earning $100,000 or less with the cash scheduled to arrive a few months ahead of the provincial election.

Ontario's plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions not being followed by Quebec, Alberta

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario's plan to ease restrictions starting from Jan 31 will not be followed by Quebec and Alberta.

Canada: Quebec’s anti-corruption squad probes large number of fake vaccine passports

Quebec/IBNS: Various fraudulent schemes to make and distribute fake vaccine passports in the province of Quebec are being investigated by the province's anti-corruption squad with a warning that people involved could face serious criminal charges.

Canada: Most schools in Ontario and Quebec to be closed today due to severe snowstorm

Ottawa/IBNS: Most of the schools in the provinces of Canada's Ontario and Quebec have either been closed or been moved to online learning Monday due to a severe snowstorm.

Ontario not to follow Quebec's proposal of taxing the unvaccinated: Premier Doug Ford

Toronto/IBNS:  Ontario Premier Doug Ford while touring a vaccination site at the Toronto Zoo has said that Ontario would not follow Quebec's policy of taxing unvaccinated people.

Canada: Unvaccinated Quebecers without medical exemptions to pay health tax, says Quebec Premier

Quebec/IBNS:  Health tax will be imposed on Quebecers who refuse to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, Premier François Legault has announced at a news conference.

Canada: Quebec's imposition of curfew to protect healthcare system faces criticism

Montreal/IBNS: Quebec Premier François Legault alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and public health director Horacio Arruda have announced  in a news conference to impose a night curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Dec 31 amid rising COVID-19 cases.