Quebec

Can one small port city make a difference? South Portland, home to an oil tanker facility that has long received crude from abroad, has blocked the owner from exporting tar sands crude and hopes to spur other cities to act.
5 days ago   NPR
Montreal has unveiled a new bike sharing program. Though similar to the Paris Velib system, Montreal's new program differs in that it is not operated by a private advertising company.
May 14, 2009   The New York Times
Poet Marc André Brouillette, a professor at Concordia University in Montréal, brought a team of professionals together to experiment with installing poetry and text in public spaces.
Oct 12, 2008   Concordia Journal
Christopher Hume looks at the welcoming power of benches in seating-heavy Montreal, and argues that other cities need to take the simple step of planting more benches to make urban areas more lively and attractive.
Oct 6, 2008   The Toronto Star
Montreal, Quebec is launching a bike sharing service that will eventually see over 2,000 bikes available at 300 stations across the city.
Sep 26, 2008   Globe and Mail
The government of Quebec's approval of a massive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility near Quebec City may threaten the city's status as a World Heritage site.
Sep 26, 2008   Globe and Mail
<p>A Montreal business group sold sponsorship rights to Budweiser for an outdoor event on a closed street, but restauranteurs setting up outside think the deal goes too far as they are forced to sell the watery beer to their patrons.</p>
Aug 6, 2008   The Globe and Mail
<p>The provincial government of Montréal challenged transit authorities to increase capacity in time for school. One authority says,'It's been 10 years we've been telling them to put new money into buses and métros...what can they do in two months?'</p>
Jul 16, 2008   The Montreal Gazette
<p>While Americans celebrate the birth of their country, Canadians are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, the first permanent settlement in New France. David Hackett Fischer reflects on the city's history and importance.</p>
Jul 4, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Quebec is notorious for its lavish subsidies designed to lure business. But with transparent accounting and a cost-benefit ratio of 3.74 to 1, the province's economic development agency makes sure taxpayers know what they are getting for their money.</p>
May 14, 2008   New Brunswick Business Journal
<p>Montreal may have been a "city of design" when it hosted 1967's World Fair and UNESCo says it still is. But one prominent Canadian architect is skeptical.</p>
Jan 10, 2008   Dwell