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Should elected officials use public funds to sue their critics?

Politics take a thick skin. Anyone who holds public office will tell you that. It’s a tough gig. But should elected officials be able to use the public funds at their disposal to sue their critics for defamation? It’s a question the Quebec Municipal Affairs Ministry has answered – sort of. The ministry’s complaint commissioner...
Just between us - Brenda O'Farrell

Is Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue’s plan to preserve a burned out farmhouse a waste of money? But what spots do you think should be saved?

The municipal council in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue recently approved a heritage designation for a burned out farmhouse in its north sector. Known locally as the Braerob house, it’s a mess. Fire ripped through the old building at the end of 2012. Since then, snow, rain and time