Vermont’s neighbor to the north is celebrating a very big
birthday this year. Quebec
City is 400. From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has this story about the
17th Century French explorer who founded the city, and his legacy on both sides
of the US-Canada border.
Canadians are facing a period of unprecedented political instability. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Dr. Jeff Ayres, Chair of the Political Science Department at St. Michael’s College about the situation.
Green Mountain Power promotes solar system usage; a contingent of Vermonters is in Quebec
City to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of its
founding. Vermonters can apply for emergency unemployment benefits soon; the Douglas
administration says it can cut 150 government positions without harming public
July 1st is Canada Day. Today marks the 141st anniversary of the founding of
Quebec City. To find out how Canadians mark this holiday, Neal
Charnoff talked with VPR’s Shelly Pomerance, who lives in Montreal.
Residential schools were part of Canada’s effort to force native Indians to assimilate. We learn about the painful legacy of these schools in Quebec, and what this week’s formal apology from Prime Minister Stephan Harper means to native communities.