It's been three months since Argenteuil MNA David Whissell resigned his position as provincial deputy, leaving behind an empty seat in the National Assembly - and an impending election.
According to Melanie Cayer, spokesperson for the Liberal riding office in Lachute, the election must be called within six months of Whissell's resignation. Alternatively, Premier Jean Charest may choose to call a general election, which is rumoured to be happening sometime this fall.
In the meantime, Lachute native Lise Proulx has emerged as the next Liberal candidate for Argenteuil.
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux said he understands Canadians are upset by the proposed Internet surveillance legislation but said he fears many people don't completely understand the controversial bill.
If passed, Bill C-30, named the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, will allow authorities access to Internet subscriber information - including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address - without a warrant.
Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel MP Mylène Freeman says the Conservative government's proposed changes to Old Age Security (OAS) are "unacceptable" and is urging Canadians to protest what she is calling a "government attack" on the program.
During an interview with The Review last week, Freeman said the government should be doing more to help Canadians instead of making changes that will negatively impact seniors.
It's been two months since MNA d'Argenteuil David Whissell resigned as the region's provincial deputy and the clock is ticking for new candidates to step forward and express an interest in replacing him.
However, when The Review contacted each of Quebec's official political parties, the results were the same: no candidates have yet been named for the riding.
A new study led by researchers at Queen's University shows that Canadian girls have more emotional problems and less emotional well-being than their male counterparts.
The Health Behaviour In School-Aged Children survey, which includes results from more than 26,000 students from 436 schools across the country, found that while the majority of young Canadians aged 11 to 15 rated their life satisfaction as "eight or higher" on a scale of 10, mental health begins to deteriorate as young people move through grades six to 10, especially for girls.
Though the long-gun registry - or the debate surrounding its value to Canadians - met its demise in Parliament earlier this week, federal politicians in the local region continued to exchange blows on the issue right until the very last momemt.
A lengthy debate was held in the House of Commons last Tuesday, February 7, which ended with the Conservatives winning a motion late that evening to limit further discussion to one day at the report stage and two days at the bill's third and final reading.
Five months have passed since the election of Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel MP Mylène Freeman, and the 22-year-old student is slowly but surely making her voice heard in the House of Commons.
Freeman, one of the New Democratic Party's 59 MPs elected in Quebec in the last federal election, is also one of four McGill University students in their early twenties - dubbed the McGill Four - who now call Ottawa home.
Du 3 au 5 juin derniers, Marc Arseneau le promoteur du circuit de course Icar logé sur le tarmac de l'aéroport de Mirabel a présenté son premier Grand-Prix avec comme invités d'honneur les bolides de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire.
Tout au long du week-end, les amateurs de sport automobile se sont rendus en grand nombre afin de voir leurs pilotes favoris évoluer sur ce circuit routier de 3.72 km.
Mylène Freeman, the newly-elected candidate for New Democratic Party in Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel, is the first to admit her sweep of the riding this week was unexpected.
At age 22, Freeman will be one of the youngest members of parliament to sit in the House of Commons when Parliament resumes later this month - something the recent McGill University graduate said is "exciting, but it's also moving into a completely different way of life."
After 18 years of political leadership in the Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel riding, the Bloc Québécois was toppled and incumbent federal MP Mario Laframboise was replaced by a paper candidate from the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Mylène Freeman, who was notably absent from political debates and interviews, chose not to put up posters or advertise within the riding, would have been virtually unknown to the 25,268 people who voted NDP on Monday, May 2.
As part of its plan to return to a balanced budget by 2014, the Government of Quebec released a modest budget on Thursday, March 17, demanding a reduction in government spending in all departments other than health, education and senior care.
Spending in most departments will drop by 0.2 per cent and government employees will be subject to a wage freeze that went into effect last year, as a means to save the province $530 million.
The budget's overall growth has been limited to 2.4 per cent and administrative operating expenditures were reduced by 10 percent.