The Republican Movement of Quebec joins forces with the Stram Kurs political party founded by Rasmus Paludan in Denmark
By Guy Boulianne | On 22/03/2018
We are very pleased to announce that the Republican Movement of Quebec is now joining forces with the Stram Kurs political party, founded by Rasmus Paludan in Denmark. Stram Kurs is a newly formed party started by lawyer Rasmus Paludan in July 2017. The party wants a tighter course for refugees and immigrants in Denmark, and will show all non-Western people from Denmark unless they are refugees from one of Denmark's neighboring countries. Stram Kurs has only published a short political program that deals solely with their foreign policy.
The party intends to stand up to the parliament. They started shortly after their start-up collecting the approximately 20,000 electoral declarations as required to be ready-made. In early 2017 Rasmus Paludan started a Youtube channel called "Freedom Voice", on which he uploads short video clips of himself attempting to provoke left-wing activists, as well as interviewing renowned politicians. Paludan was previously a member of New Citizenship, where he was listed as the party's candidate for KV17.
By Guy Boulianne | On 06/03/2018
First visit of the Premier to Airbus facilities in Toulouse
AIRBUS, TOULOUSE, France, March 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec, was welcomed for his first visit to Airbus in Toulouse by Tom Enders, Airbus CEO.
The visit is part of the 20th official meeting between French and Québec officials, aimed at strengthening ties between Québec and France.
Federal budget reaction: Quebecor criticizes federal government's lack of action and duplicity on tax fairness
By Guy Boulianne | On 27/02/2018
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebecor responded to the federal budget tabled today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau with disappointment at the lack of action on tax fairness. "Despite the urging of all social, economic and cultural actors in Québec, the government has again chosen to turn its back on our businesses and court foreign online giants instead," commented Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor.
By Guy Boulianne | On 23/02/2018
SHERBROOKE, QC, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - A world first, the UNESCO Chair on the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair) was inaugurated today at Université de Sherbrooke, in partnership with UQAM and Concordia University, and in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. A number of Quebec and Canadian government stakeholders came together to highlight the importance of the initiative, which directly or indirectly affects millions of people worldwide.
During the inauguration, Jhon Carvajal gave enlightening testimony about the need for the new Chair. Carvajal is one of many people who have been affected by radicalization and violent extremism; he and his family fled their war-torn country of Colombia in 2005. As a teenage refugee, he experienced a challenging first few years in Quebec. Carvajal could have isolated himself and gone down the wrong path... but he chose a different course. Instead, Carvajal got involved with Dialogue +, a youth-driven project that offers a multitude of activities aimed at preventing discrimination in the face of prejudice and radicalization.