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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

Children behind in their shots, says Montreal vaccination campaign

Montreal children are behind on their vaccines, according to the city's public health department, and a newly-launched campaign is trying to change that. TIn a press release, the city noted that just 80 to 85 per cent of five-year-old children in Montreal are vaccinated against measles, while the target rate is 95 per cent.

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