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New 250 person public gathering limit fairly low risk: Quebec health official

August 4, 2020 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The decision to allow public gatherings of up to 250 people comes with a relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission compared to other riskier social activities, Quebec’s public health director said Monday. Dr. Horacio Arruda said there weren’t

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Report recommends measures to avoid repeat of flooding in Quebec community

May 4, 2020 Stephanie Marin- THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A report into the rupture of a dike in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., during spring flooding last year suggests several problems including a lack of awareness among the population about the associated risks of living in the area. The report

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Quebec to reopen retail, construction and manufacturing businesses

April 28, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Premier Francois Legault says most Quebec stores as well as companies operating in construction and manufacturing will gradually be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks. Under the plan, stores outside Montreal can reopen next Monday while those

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Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding amid COVID 19 outbreak

March 17, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Genevieve Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the

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Quebec broker offers his take on one major advantage of the province’s auto insurance model

March 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

While Quebec’s auto insurance model offers low bodily injury compensation amounts, it also limits the amount of fraud in the system, a Quebec broker told Canadian Underwriter Monday. In Quebec, the government’s Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) pays

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Industry vet believes it’s time for Canada to adopt Quebec’s auto insurance model

February 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s public auto insurer recently moved to a no-fault system for auto insurance, but at least one P&C industry consultant believes that all Canadian provinces (B.C. included) should instead look towards Quebec’s public-private hybrid auto insurance model for guidance.

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Two dead, others seriously injured in 200-car pileup south of Montreal

February 20, 2020 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Two people are confirmed dead in a crash that involved about 200 vehicles on Highway 15 in La Prairie south of Montreal, provincial police say. The confirmation came from the Surete du Quebec, which said the victims are

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Schools shuttered, flights cancelled as heavy snow lashes Quebec

February 7, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Schools across much of southern Quebec are shuttered today as a snowstorm bears down on the province. In the Montreal area, between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow are expected to fall by Friday night. Many school boards

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Southwestern Quebec sees slight shaking from earthquake

January 13, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Southwestern Quebec got a slight shaking from a minor earthquake early this morning. Earthquake Canada says the 3.4 magnitude tremor was detected at 5:38 a.m. in the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield region and could be felt in the Montreal area –

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Do winter tires really make for safer roads?

December 2, 2019 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – For the past several weeks Quebec drivers have been in a race against time to equip their cars for winter or face steep fines. While the majority of Canadian drivers install winter tires for the cold season, according

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New auto insurance policy launched for borrowed vehicles

October 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s financial regulator and an auto insurance group have announced the launch of a new auto policy designed for drivers who don’t own a vehicle. Regulator Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) said Monday the

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Quebec to appeal court ruling on homegrown cannabis

October 10, 2019 The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal