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Quebec

Automotive, electric cars, EV, governemnt, News, Quebec

Quebec to ban the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035

The Quebec government's environmental plan seeks to stop the sale of new gasoline vehicles in the province. On November 15, Quebec Prime Minister François Legault announced a $ 6.7 billion fund to help tackle climate change. Most of those funds will be used to subsidize the cost of electric vehicles for Quebec residents. The ban on gasoline vehicles will not apply to commercial or used vehicles. Some climate change experts warn that this mandate is not enough, as electric vehicles will already be widely adopted by 2035, according to a report. That same report also mentions that 40 percent of the province's greenhouse gases come from gas-burning cars and trucks. British Columbia has a similar plan. He plans to ban the sales of...
Automotive, electric vechicle, News, Quebec

Quebec electric vehicle rebate likely to continue after 2021

Quebec's Environment Minister Benoit Charette has confirmed that the province's electric vehicle (EV) rebate will last until at least 2021, but is likely to be renewed. The minister made the announcement at Electric Mobility Canada's virtual electric vehicle conference. MobileSyrup He has contacted his office for more information.BREAKING NEWSThis morning at [email protected] Minister Benoit Charette confirms that Quebec's provincial electric vehicle rebate program will be available until the end of 2021 and anticipates that it will continue for several more years. pic.twitter.com/wDJY6AHk90 - Crazy Hungarian (@IanPavelko) November 10, 2020Quebec has the largest EV rebate in Canada at $ 8,000 right now. That can add up to the $ 5.00 federal rebate as well for a total of ...
iPhone News, Quebec

Quebec launches COVID alert app as downloads exceed 3.3 million

Canada's COVID alert app was launched in Quebec today, Prime Minister François Legault announced. “The COVID Alert app is a tool that Quebecers can use to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities from COVID-19. As more people use it, we can slow the spread of the virus and help prevent future waves. We will continue to work with other provinces and territories so that their health authorities come together and that as many Canadians as possible can benefit from the application, "said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his now-repeating statement. According to Health Minister Patty Hajdu, COVID Alert has been downloaded more than 3.3 million times. Canada's COVID alert app is based on Google and Apple's exposure notification framework, which leverages Bluetoot...
covid alert, iPhone News, Quebec

Quebec will launch support for the COVID alert application and will stop creating its own

The province of Quebec has announced that it will officially support Canada's COVID alert app and abandon the idea of ​​creating its own exposure notification app. According to the Montreal GazetteQuebec Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters at a late-night press conference: "Yes, we will have the app," referring to the COVID alert. The Quebec government did not give a specific timeline for when support for the COVID Alert app would arrive, only to say that support would arrive and that it would no longer attempt to create its own app. In July Quebec launched a public consultation on COVID-19 tracking apps, citing concerns about privacy. Later in August Quebec Publicly Rejected Ottawa's COVID Alert App, citing his current contact tracing measures were sufficient, whil...
Carriers, cogeco, News, Quebec, Rogers

Quebec’s innovation minister ‘recognizes the importance’ of keeping Cogeco in the province

Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon says he recognizes the importance of keeping Cogeco's headquarters in the province. the Globe and mail Fitzgibbon reports has praised Cogeco CEO Louis Audet for acting to "keep the company's decision-making center in Quebec." In a motion, he said that the Quebec government "recognized that Cogeco plays an important role in the world of media and telecommunications in Quebec" and that it "recognizes the importance of maintaining Cogeco's headquarters in Quebec." This comes as Rogers promised to keep Cogeco's headquarters in Quebec after their rejected joint acquisition proposal with Altice USA. Not surprisingly, the situation has turned political, as Quebec Prime Minister François Legault voiced his...
Business, Canada, Government, high-speed internet, Quebec, telebec, Telus

The Government of Canada announces a project to bring high-speed internet to rural Quebec

The Government of Canada is investing money to help residents of rural and remote parts of the country obtain high-speed Internet access. The Honorable Pablo Rodríguez, the leader of the Government in the House of Commons and the Quebec lieutenant, has announced $ 8.5 million in CAD funds for three projects through Canada's "Connect to Innovate" program. $ 1,015,365 of the $ 8.5 million will go to Télébec to enable it to undertake projects using fiber optic technology to provide high speed to the communities of Belcourt, which is located in the northeast of Val-d'Or, and in the area de Launay, located in the county municipality area of ​​the Abitibi region. "The government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all homes and bus...
Carriers, Ottawa, Quebec, Telus

The feds invest $ 8.5 million for a faster Internet in rural Quebec

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada has announced that it will invest more than $ 8.5 million to bring the Internet faster to rural Quebec, as part of three new projects. Part of the Connect to Innovate program, which aims to put Canadians online to work, learn and more, ISED says the funds will be allocated as follows:$ 1,015,368 for Télébec to carry out two projects using fiber optic technology to provide high-speed Internet in the community of Belcourt, located northeast of Val-d'Or, and in the Launay area in the regional county municipality of Abitibi; and $ 7,500,000 for TELUS to undertake a project using fiber optic technology to provide high-speed Internet to 18 communities located northwest of Baie-Comeau."These projects will help expand the...
anti-mask, Canada, Kariane Bourassa, Quebec, TV

Quebec City journalist files formal complaint against anti-mask protesters

By Raquel Fletcher, Globalnews.ca. 8 seconds ago TVA reporter Karianne Bourassa was in the middle of a live report when two anti-masking Protesters wrapped her in a bear hug Sunday in front of the National Assembly. Since then, the Quebec City reporter has received much public support, according to her lawyer, René Verret. On Wednesday, she filed a formal assault complaint. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Journalists' association condemns harassment in Quebec mask protests "She is happy to see that so many people supported her," said Verret. "The decision he made is not about public opinion, but I think it is important to send a message to everyone that journalists must be respected," he said. [[[[Subscribe to our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus upda...
Crime, Provincial, Quebec

Quebec police believe they’ve found body of dad subject of manhunt after daughters deaths – The Canadian News

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police believe they’ve found the body of Martin Carpentier, a Quebec man missing for 12 days and whose daughters had been the subject of an Amber Alert and were found dead. Police say in a tweet they found the body in St-Apollinaire about 7 p.m. Monday after information from a resident. They say it appears to be the body of Carpentier and police believe he committed suicide. Carpentier, 44, had been missing since last being seen with his daughters Romy, 6, and Norah, 11, on July 8 in their hometown of Levis, Que. His vehicle was involved in a crash, but police found no one inside it. An Amber Alert was triggered the day after the crash, with Carpentier accused of abducting the sisters, but the alert was lifted after the bodies of the g...
Deals, Quebec

You Can Buy a Refurbished Apple HomePod for $209 in Quebec, Save 53% Off

Quebec retailer Refurbished.ca is currently selling refurbished units of Apple’s HomePod speaker, available for $209.99, saving you $240 off (53%) versus buying new from Apple.ca. The HomePod from the online retailer is only shipping to residents in Quebec or those able to pick up. If you’re in Quebec this is a pretty good price for Apple’s HomePod, and if you want one in black. White HomePods from the site were available earlier today but have sold out.According to some users on RFD they have been happy with purchases from Refurbished.ca, noting their items are Costco returns and other products returned from other retailers. Last October, Costco was selling Apple HomePods on clearance for $299. At about $200 for a HomePod, this is a decent price, if you’re looking for a spea...
Amazon, iPhone News, Quebec

Amazon’s First Fulfillment Centre in Quebec Celebrates Opening

Amazon has announced its new fulfillment centre in Lachine, Quebec, has officially opened as of earlier this month. The company says the first day of operations with new employees occurred in early July. The fulfillment centre will have over 300 employees by the 2020 holiday season, according to Amazon. Employees at this fulfillment centre will pick, pack, and ship various items including household goods and small electronics to books, toys and baby products to Amazon customers. “Amazon is tremendously proud to open our first fulfillment centre in Quebec, creating over 300 jobs in a safe, inclusive and innovative work environment, that has competitive pay and benefits starting on day one. This milestone will also allow us to better serve our local customers, along with the tho...
Business, contact tracing app, covid alert, covid-19 contact tracing, Government, Quebec

Quebec launches public consultation regarding upcoming contact tracing app

The Quebec government has launched a public consultation regarding the upcoming launch of a COVID-19 contact tracing app. This comes as the federal government is getting ready to roll out a voluntary nationwide contact tracing app called ‘COVID Alert.’ Quebec outlines that this public consultation makes it “one of the rare states to sound out public opinion in this respect.” “The Government of Québec is considering making available to its citizens, who have a smartphone, a mobile application that would help reduce the spread of COVID-19, by informing them, anonymously, that they have been in contact with an infected person,” the consultation page reads. Quebecers can access the consultation through the government’s website and si...