A new job training program will be launched this month to help 450 Vermonters improve their skills in everything from math to using computers; a shortage of physicians is an issue in provincial elections in Quebec next week; more…
Provincial elections take place in Quebec on Monday. One of the issues
Quebecers will take into consideration is a growing shortage of doctors.
Dr. Serge Dulude is Director of Planning at the Quebec Federation of General Practitioners, and says the numbers are alarming.
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
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.
Jeff Heinrich covers ethnic
issues for the Montreal Gazette. Pierre
Anctil is director of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the
University of Ottawa,
and he’s also former director of the intercultural unit of Quebec’s
Ministry of Immigration. They spoke with VPR’s Jan Lindholm about
Quebec’s diversity issues.
Office workers in Montreal may see an unusual sight today in the city’s downtown. Environmental groups plan to string a huge clothesline around the headquarters of Hydro-Quebec. It’s part of a new round of protests against the provincial utility’s plans to build new power projects in northern Quebec.