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Deadly Shooting Mars Quebec Separatist Victory

One person was killed in a shooting at the victory speech of Quebec's newly elected premier Pauline Marois, whose separatist party is projected to win polls in the French-speaking province.

Another person was seriously wounded in the incident late Tuesday, as Marois was hustled offstage by bodyguards. She later returned to the podium, visibly shaken but unharmed, and quickly concluded her remarks.

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Eight Arrested in Montreal Protest

Canadian police arrested eight people late Wednesday as they broke up a protest against the rising cost of education and restrictions on demonstrations, officials said.

About 10,000 people, many banging pots and pans, took part in the march in the central of Montreal on the opening day of campaigning for legislative elections, witnesses said.

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Quebec Students Back on Streets again in Protests

After two weeks of relative calm, tens of thousands of students were back on the streets of Quebec Friday to protest a hike in tuition fees in the eastern French-speaking Canadian province.

A demonstration in Montreal drew up to 15,000 people, while another 5,000 protested in Quebec City, according to police and Agence France Presse estimates.

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At Least 25 Arrested in Canada Student Unrest

At least 25 people were arrested late Saturday after hundreds took to Montreal's streets, protesting against plans to raise tuition fees -- as well as against Canada's hosting of the Formula One Grand Prix.

The march began peacefully, with some of the 500 protesters banging pots and pans and some wearing carnival masks.

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Thousands March in Montreal for Democracy

Some ten thousand protesters on foot, bicycle, skateboard or rollerblades, crossed Montreal late Saturday to the deafening din of pots, fog horns and whistles.

Some carried Quebec flags, others red flags and placards denouncing a special law passed a week ago to limit the right to protest.

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400 Arrested in Latest Montreal Student Rally

Canada police arrested some 400 people in Montreal early on Thursday after demonstrators threw rocks at officers in the latest student protest to shake the city, a police spokesman said.

Several thousand demonstrators poured into Montreal's central square late Wednesday in an unsanctioned rally, defying a law passed last week requiring organizers to notify authorities eight hours ahead of public demonstrations.

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Al-Rahi Calls for Freedom of Choice and New Social Contract

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi reiterated his call for the adoption of an electoral law that brings into power efficient people and advocated a new social contract to resolve the country’s differences.

During a dinner banquet thrown in his honor by the Maronite parish in Montreal, al-Rahi said: “Lebanon is in need for a new electoral law that respects the freedom of choice of the citizen in bringing the person whom he sees as efficient and loyal to the nation.”

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9 Injured, 106 Arrested in Quebec Student Riot

Violent protest over tuition hikes outside the ruling Quebec Liberal Party's convention left nine people injured and ended with 106 arrests, police said Saturday.

One student was fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a head injury, medical officials said.

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Police Arrest Dozens Protesting Montreal Meeting

Police arrested dozens of protesters in Montreal Saturday, a day after violent clashes between officers and demonstrators denouncing a plan to develop northern Quebec.

Several hundred people had gathered around midday outside the Palais des Congres conference center, which is hosting a conference on Quebec Premier Jean Charest's signature plan for mining in the north.

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Toyota Eyes Canadian Rare Earth Minerals

Toyota announced on Tuesday plans for a joint venture with a Canadian junior mining company to speed up the development of a rare earth elements mine in Quebec to supply Toyota hybrid and electric vehicles.

The Japanese auto maker said it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Montreal-based Matamec Explorations Inc. to collaborate to "fast track the development" of Matamec's Kipawa heavy rare earths deposit.

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