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Mayor pleased with $2.3 billion aid pledged to cities by Quebec during second wave of pandemic

Laval mayor Marc Demers said on Friday he was pleased and relieved to hear news that the...
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Laval Senior Academy takes part in robotics competition

  Martin C. Barry Taking part in the CRC Robotics Competition, a team from Laval Senior Academy won third place in the robot game category of the three-day event held in Laval last weekend. Collège Montmorency first The Overall Champion Trophy awarded by Hydro Quebec for best combined score in all categories was won by Collège Montmorency, with Macdonald High School and Marionopolis...

Syriac-Catholics celebrate arrival of new Apostolic Exarch

  Martin C. Barry Political leaders from three levels of government joined members of Laval’s Syriac Catholic community at St. Ephrem Church on Cartier Blvd. on Feb. 27 for a religious service marking the enthronement of Monsignor Paulos Antoine Nassif as the new Apostolic Exarch for Canada with his official seat in Laval. A papal appointment On Jan. 7, it was announced in...

Retirement? Few Canadians without an employer pension plan have enough money

Only 15 to 20 per cent of middle-income Canadians retiring without an employer pension plan have saved anywhere near enough for retirement, according to a new study from the Broadbent Institute. These people, now aged 55 to 64, face a dramatic drop in their standard of living in retirement, and many will spend their senior years in poverty, the think-tank...

Maison des enfants le Dauphin launches fundraiser

(TLN) The maison des enfants le Dauphin (MED) launched its 5th annual wine and cheese financing campaign on Feb. 10. Robert Hayes of the Deveau legal firm is the chairman of this year’s campaign for the benefit of the family and children’s shelter. Le Dauphin’s fundraising method is simple and original. For a $200 donation, patrons get a choice between...

City steps up efforts to recover diverted money

Martin C. Barry With the hiring of six forensic financial analysts, the City of Laval has decided to step up its efforts to recover millions of dollars that may have found their way through corrupt practices over a period of around 20 years into the pockets of some of the city’s public works sub-contractors. Forensic experts hired Although the Quebec government’s Bill...

Laval MNAs named parliamentary assistants by Couillard

(TLN) Three Liberal MNAs from Laval were recently appointed parliamentary assistants in the National Assembly by Premier Philippe Couillard. Laval-des-Rapides Liberal MNA Saul Polo was named parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation. “I am proud to see that Premier Couillard has shown his confidence in me with regards to dossiers touching on the economy,” Polo said of...

City officials, school boards face off for education

   Martin C. Barry A team consisting of Laval city councillors beat teams from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and the Commission scolaire de Laval in the Classique des élus de Laval tournament which was held at the Place de la Nature in eastern Laval on Saturday Feb. 13. 2nd annual tournament The Laval councillors’ team won the first match against the...

Clement said the Conservatives have concerns about the Liberals wanting to normalize Canada’s relationship with Iran “which is a state sponsor of terror”

  Martin C. Barry Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement aimed some sharp barbs at the new Liberal government and its leader, Justin Trudeau, during a five-to-seven event held at The Palace on Le Corbusier Blvd. last week by Laval-area Tories holding one of their first gatherings since the election last October. ‘A wrong decision’ Clement, who retained his seat in the...

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