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Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

The Quebec government will spend the next four years trying to reverse what it says is the decline of French in Montreal and transform the province's economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday. Legault delivered his inaugural speech — equivalent to a throne speech — to the 43rd session of the legislature, almost two months after his Coalition Avenir Quebec was re-elected with a large majority.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault present the inaugural speech, at the legislature in Quebec City, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

RCMP operation at home in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

A Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) operation took place Wednesday night at a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb west of Montreal in Quebec's Monteregie region. Police at the scene would not say what led them to the house on Aquin Avenue.

RCMP officers conducted an operation at a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion on the night of Nov. 30, 2022. (CTV New/Cosmo Santamaria)

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Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train of Lights visits Montreal Sunday night

After two years of virtual activities due to the pandemic, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has resumed its food bank tour and stopped in the Montreal area on Sunday night. The train visited Montreal's west end and offered a free festive concert, and then did the same in Beaconsfield later in the evening.

For the first time since 2019, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual journey through Canada and the U.S. to bring live music and raise holiday spirits across the regions. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Canadian Pacific/Neil Zeller

ARCTIC SHIFT TO CLEAN ENERGY

Inuit community leads Arctic shift to clean energy: hydroelectric project to replace diesel

For many years, Inukjuak, like many communities in the north, has relied on diesel to heat homes, keep the lights on, and power its institutions. Now, for the first time in the region, construction is underway on a massive hydroelectric project. When it's completed, it will replace diesel at the community's primary source of energy, and provide a surplus which Inukjuak will sell to Hydro-Quebec.

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Overcoming the past | Canada's history in Inukjuak

Inuit in Inukjuak are still overcoming the effects of Canadian influence in their home. In this extended interview, Inukjuak's former mayor, the late Simeonie Nalukturuk describes, in his own words, the residential school system, the dog slaughter, and the forced Arctic relocation. CONTENT WARNING -- This interview contains details some may find distressing.

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IN PICTURES | Inukjuak to leave diesel behind

Inukjuak is one of 14 Inuit communities in Nunavik, the northernmost region of Quebec. Take a look at some scenes from there, as community members prepare to stop using diesel, which presently provides for the bulk of the municipality's energy needs.

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT | Concordia project: Green energy reporting and Call to Action 86

This is a story about Inuit resilience, self-determination and true climate leadership. The day before this site went live on CTV, the documentaries were screened at Uquutaq High School in Inukjuak. Next up, we will screen with the Indigenous Clean Energy team at the Canada Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The focus is on Indigenous communities leading the way in Canada’s energy transition.

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RCMP operation at home in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

A Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) operation took place Wednesday night at a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb west of Montreal in Quebec's Monteregie region. Police at the scene would not say what led them to the house on Aquin Avenue.

RCMP officers conducted an operation at a home in Vaudreuil-Dorion on the night of Nov. 30, 2022. (CTV New/Cosmo Santamaria)

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EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

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