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Sucides double in Canada

The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a report released by the Canadian government. More than a third of those who opted for “medical assistance in dying” cited concerns of being a burden to family or carers. The “First Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada …

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Church a loving presence

In May 2019 an overnight electrical fire gutted the sanctuary of Le Flambeau Evangelical Baptist Church. The community of Granby, Que., responded with numerous messages offering help and encouragement. Le Flambeau has become a staple in Granby, helping about 5,000 people every year through its food bank and used item store. François Provencher, the church’s senior …

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Philippe tone shift on Islam stuns Quebec Muslims

Courtesy: The Globe and Mail The Stance of the Premier The Quebec Premier’s sudden shift linking “Islam in general” to terror and urging Quebec Muslims to do more to combat violent extremism has baffled security and political experts alike. A half-dozen leaders of Quebec’s Muslim communities, who long considered the Premier an ally, said they …

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QUEBEC CITY The Catholic bishops of Quebec have discussed the possibility of ordaining married men to priesthood.

Courtesy: The Catholic Register Quebec bishops ponder possibility of married priests During a conference dedicated to the future of the Catholic Church in Quebec, Auxiliary Bishop Marc Pelchat of Quebec said consolidating parishes was not a solution to the lack of priests. “During a closed hearing at a recent plenary session of bishops, there was …

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Quebec justice minister says Bill 62 on face coverings is not repressive

Courtesy: Times Colonist Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee says the recently adopted law that forces people receiving or giving public services to have their face uncovered is not repressive. Vallee held a news conference in Quebec City this morning to outline how the controversial law will be implemented on a practical basis. She says people …

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Anti-Muslim rhetoric in media spurred Alexandre Bissonnette to kill, Quebec mosque president says

Courtesy: Montreal Gazette Refugees who would commit terrorist Bissonnette told police it was his fear that Canada was on the verge of accepting more refugees who would commit terrorist acts that spurred him to murder six men. Alexandre Bissonnette told police it was his fear that Canada was on the verge of accepting more refugees …

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