According to MoneySense, Quebec has been ranked as the second best province to live in for 2017! MoneySense is a comprehensive data-driven snapshot of Canadian cities and towns and through their scoring system, Quebec ranks second below Ontario.
Now, you may be wondering how exactly they raked Quebec as the best place to live among all the other provinces, and they do so by ranking each community across 36 separate categories (Demographics,Unemployment, Income & wealth, Affordability, Taxation, Mobility, Crime, Weather, Health care, Amenities, Culture & community). Their annual report regarding Canada's Best Places To Livelooked at over 400 Canadian cities.
A total of 50 Canadian cities were then identified as the best places to live in for 2017, with Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec claiming the second best spot on the list. The top 10 cities for this year are:
If you count how many cities are actually in Quebec, you'd be happy to see that 4 out of 10 are actually located in our superb province basically ranking Quebec as the over all best province to live in for 2017.
Unfortunately, Montreal ranked 78th in Quebec and 356 in all of Canada. However, many Quebec cities did make it into the top 50! Such as: Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que, Mont-Royal, Que, Lévis, Que, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que, Boucherville, Que, Blainville, Que, Chambly, Que, Québec, Que, and Saint-Constant, Que.
The airline is scheduling flights all over Canada including Montreal, Halifax, Moncton, Quebec City, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Ottawa as of September 8.
In a statement, Porter Airlines president and CEO Michael Deluce said that "this is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for."
"While deciding to suspend our service was the most difficult business decision we've made, announcing a restart of flights is the first step in a recovery process that includes recalling hundreds of team members and welcoming back passengers."
Porter will also soon resume its international flights to U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington as of September 17.
For added peace of mind, Porter Airlines customers will be happy to know that "all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, [are] fully refundable, with no fees."
While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."
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"We, the undersigned, demand that the Government of Quebec publicly reject, as of now, the idea of a mandatory vaccination passport and that it commit itself to do like the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has done, that is to say, prohibit the obligation to present a vaccination passport in order to attend certain events and practice certain activities," the petition states.
Samson, a former Coalition Avenir Québec member who switched sides in June, held a press conference about the petition alongside Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime on August 12. They explained that the party had already collected 133,000 signatures on a previous petition that did not meet the criteria of the National Assembly.
"We reviewed the wording [...] So we're going to ask these hundreds of thousands of people to re-sign their petition on the National Assembly website, and we're going to invite Quebecers who don't agree with the vaccine passport to come forward as well," Samson said.
The petition, which was posted to the National Assembly website on August 12, had garnered more than 75,000 signatures at the time this article was published.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.