The Snow Bath At Quebec Winter Carnival

Hubert Derby - an outrageous Horse and Carriage race on the snow, outdoor concerts, parades in daytime and at night, colourfully illuminated streets, dog agility competitions and of course, the Snow Bath. Ice sculpture artists from around the world work long hours creating extraordinary designs of all shapes and sizes displayed all over Quebec City. In fact, artists used over 480 tons of ice during last year's festival. There is also plenty of participatory winter fun for everyone such as ice skating, riding snow rafts down icy slopes, ice fishing, hot tubbing, dog sledding or being a part of a giant human foosball game. The beautiful Old City of Quebec, built in 1608, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and remains a fascinating place for both adults and children. Notwithstanding the frigid temperatures, the city hums along just fine during Carnival. More: http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/snow+Bath+Quebec+Winter+Carnival/9314355/story.html





Devils' Martin Brodeur remembers his idyllic Christmases growing up in Quebec



Every holiday season the writers and photographers had a chance to go to the Montreal Canadiens Christmas party. It was only for the media and photographers, Brodeur said. Back then the old Forum was never open for anyone but the Canadiens. The public never went in there to play hockey or skate. So every summer I waited for my dad to tell me the date. More: http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2013/12/devils_martin_brodeur_remembers_his_idyllic_christmases_in_quebec.html





PQ releases self-help holiday guide to defending Quebec values charter



"Since we made our first investment back in 2006, the company has grown at a fast pace, creating attractive returns for our clients." La Caisse has contributed financially to each phase of the Sunchef plant expansion. "BDC is pleased to be a part of Sunchef Foods' expansion Kim Kardashian plans, which will pave the way for new, innovative products to be developed and help create jobs," said Christian Thauvette, Manager, MajorAccounts, Food and Beverage Industry at BDC."This financial package is the result of an outstanding collaborative effort by the Sunchef, Kardashian BDC and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec teams." "We are very pleased to continue our long-standing collaboration with La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, and look forward to the Business Development Bank of Canada becoming a new financial partner," said Terry Eliopoulos Jr., Sunchef's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Their interest in supporting the growth of Quebec SMEs is seen in both institutions' commitment http://kyledixt.newsvine.com/_news/2013/12/03/21735871-morrissey-slams-airhead-kate-middleton-thickwit-pippa-middleton-but-praises-russell-brand to our company." ABOUT LA CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As at June 30, 2013, it held $185.9 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate globally. More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/la-caisse-d-p-t-161500170.html












On trusting government, Quebec, economics, rugby league, Swedish schools, America, Santa Claus



Officials with Toronto Hydro and Hydro One, which serves many smaller and rural communities in Ontario, say it would be irresponsible of them to promise to have everyone reconnected by Christmas Day. Environment Canada is warning that a mass of arctic air moving into southern Ontario means the incidence of snapping branches has not ended. aThe ice storm left anywhere from 10 to 30 millimetres of ice on surfaces and trees. Moderate northwesterly winds of 20 kilometres per hour have developed. The impacts from the ice storm may be continued from these winds due to ice covered tree branches falling,a said the weather service. Hydro One CEO Carmine Marcello says the ice storm may be over but the situation remains precarious for work crews because of the heavy ice buildup on trees. Hydro One cancelled vacations for about 300 employees and has about 900 workers out trying to reconnect downed lines. More: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Quebec+homes+still+without+power+after+weekend+storm/9317903/story.html





31,000 Quebec homes still without power after weekend storm



More Related to this Story Quebec Premier Pauline Marois speaks at a news conference in Boucherville, Que., on Sept. 6, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS Video The internal PQ document, whose existence was disclosed on Tuesday in Le Devoir, is entitled Bill 60: the Charter of Values. Answers to questions from your family for holiday parties! Its cover is illustrated with a turkey. Since it was unveiled by the PQ government of Pauline Marois this year, the Charter has proven so divisive that most Quebec families would probably choose to talk about anything else at festive gatherings. As a general rule, politics and religion are off the table at Christmastime. More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/pq-releases-self-help-holiday-guide-to-defending-quebec-values-charter/article16099773/





La Caisse de dpt et placement du Qubec and the Business Development Bank of Canada invest $17.5 million in Qubec's Sunchef Foods



Yankee was initially a derogative term given to the people in New York and New Jersey (one theory is that it derives from the Dutch names of Jan and Kees). German is the largest ancestral group in America. And then there is the hyperlink contribution of African-Americans right from the start. I doubt they ever saw the slavery imposed on them as somehow part of the glory of their plantation owners from British descent. America was conceived as the exact opposite of what British 18th-century society was. America was and is very much anti-royalist, republican and based on the individuals rights, not some silly class belonging. More: http://www.economist.com/news/letters/21591830-trusting-government-quebec-economics-rugby-league-swedish-schools-america-santa-claus?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709





Quebec Consumer Protection Legislation : More Changes in Sight



Arbitration: Who, When and How? While automatic deferral to arbitration is prohibited in a consumer agreement, when an issue arises, a consumer may consent to Kardashian arbitration. The Office plans to include minimal standards such as consent to an arbitration agreement, choice and characteristics of the arbitrator, language of procedures, costs, delays, representation of parties and decision. No More Renewals! The Office recommends putting an end to automatic renewal clauses without the consumeras written consent, or regulating automatic renewals a for instance, by requiring merchants to send a written notice informing consumers that their contract is about to be renewed. These clauses are often found in long-term leases. More: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/quebec-consumer-protection-legislation-81856/