Quebec Premier Francois Legault responds to reporters questions on immigration, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the legislature in Quebec City.
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In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) highlights some of today’s local, national and international news.After only grudgingly agreeing to comply with Monday’s court injunction saying it cannot shred 18,000 pending immigration applications, the Coalition Avenir Québec government said it is not willing to add more bureaucrats to clear the backlog.More here: CAQ to proceed with Quebec immigration reform despite legal setback***Montreal has approved construction of a $175-million composting plant in St-Laurent despite dissenting votes by the municipal opposition. The vote was 35 for and 21 against. The contract is the largest awarded by the city since the ill-fated $356-million water-management contract the former Gérald Tremblay administration awarded in 2007 and later cancelled amid irregularities.More here: Montreal rejects concerns, approves $175-million composting plant***Jonathan-Ismaël Diaby, a former third-round draft pick of the NHL’s Nashville Predators now playing in the six-team Ligue nord-américane de hockey, found himself the target of racist taunts as he sat in the penalty box from a fan of the home team Pétroliers de St-Jérôme.More here: League apologizes for racist taunts directed at hockey player, family***It’s not set to launch officially until the spring, but already the announcement that SiriusXM Canada and Just for Laughs have teamed up to create Just for Laughs Radio — replacing the financially beleaguered Canada Laughs on SiriusXM Canada — has Canadian comedians worried they will lose a large chunk of their revenues.More here: Brownstein: Comics not chuckling over Just for Laughs Radio***With Monday’s byelection victory, analysts say, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has a fresh chance to make a new impression on Canadians, albeit a little later in the game than he’d probably like. “The chatter is over,” B.C. MP Nathan Cullen told reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday. “Mr. Singh’s ability to lead this caucus into the next election is 100 per cent secured.”More here: ‘The chatter is over’: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh looks for a fresh start after byelection win