Last week, the Quebec government of Premier Jean Charest
announced that it would extend a $58 million loan to Balcorp, a Montreal company that owns the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, which has been closed since November.
Vermont could be host to a major new transmission line
to carry power from Canada to southern New England. Officials
from the region and eastern Canadian provinces say they want a
study to identify the best route for the line.
The New Democratic Party took 45 seats in Quebec that were previously held by Bloc Quebecois. It now holds just four seats after yesterday’s results, leading some to
question the future of the Quebec
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper
won his coveted majority government in elections that changed Canada’s political landscape with the opposition Liberals
and Quebec separatists suffering a shattering defeat.
are headed to the polls today for a federal election. Going
into the election, polling continues to change daily in favor of the New
Democratic Party, leading to the possibility that the party will form the
Canada heads to the polls on May 2, after a historic vote in the House of Commons. To find out what led to this
historic rift VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Jeff Ayres, a professor of Political Science
at St. Michael’s College.
parties toppled Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government in a no
confidence vote Friday, triggering the country’s fourth election in
seven years. The opposition parties held the Conservative
government in contempt of Parliament in a 156-145 vote for failing to
disclose the full financial details of his tougher crime legislation,
corporate tax cuts and plans to purchase stealth fighter jets.
We hear about the relationship between Canada and the U.S. and why it continues to work. Plus, Quebecers tell us whether they believe Montreal is French or bilingual. And VPR’s Bob Kinzel provides an update on the State Legislature.
VPR’s Steve Zind talks with Dr. Paul Martin, Director of the University of Vermont’s Canadian Studies Program and Jeffrey Ayres and Chair of the Political Science Department from St. Michaels College about top Canadian news stories of 2009.