Ubisoft is launching a program to encourage young people to stay in school.
According to the Montreal Gazette, the widely acclaimed video game maker known for series such as Assassins Creed will be spending 8 million dollars over five years to spark interest in learning technology and video game development.
The plan includes pairing at-risk youth with game developers, launching internships, working with non-profit organizations, and encouraging competition among gaming labs.
The plan is also intended to help fix Quebec's high school drop out rate, which is currently around 15 per cent.
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Montreal’s Inspector-General issued a report on Monday confirming that corruption and collusion exists in the city's snow-clearing business.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Denis Gallant investigated the contracts awarded between 2002 and 2015 after the auditor general raised the alarm two years ago over price-fixing and elevated costs in the industry.
The Quebec government is supporting a local Montreal resource that aims to reduce the cases of radicalized individuals in the city.
In a report by CTV News, the province is financially backing the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence with a contribution of 1 million dollars.
In operation since Spring, the centre's features include a behaviour barometer chart, a phone hotline if people feel unsafe, and direct links to local forces such as the provincial police and the RCMP.
Mayor Denis Coderre calls this new centre a safe way to remain vigilant without necessarily going through the the police.
Montreal’s public transit authority has announced a fare freeze for the first six months of 2016.
According to CBC News, the transit company will also add 45,000 hours of bus service, will purchase 20 air-conditioned hybrid buses and will launch a pilot project on boarding accordion buses by the rear doors.
by: Patricia Petit Liang
Changes made to veteran's benefit while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was still in office will apparently cost Canada’s federal treasury $231.6 million over the next ten years.
The National Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that will change how Quebec citizens get healthcare.
According to CBC News, the bill will include an increase in the number of patients that doctors need to deal with, and restricting access to in vitro fertilization for women.
Despite these challenges, Health Minister Gaetan Barrette, who introduced the bill last year, said that doctors still need to find a way to guarantee that 85 percent of the province has a family doctor by 2017.
In response, the Federation des medecins omnipracticiens du Quebec stated that they will provide some solutions such as superclinics, and ensuring that patients won't have to wait longer than three days to see a physician.