en-US Coronavirus: Quebec farms facing lost profits and rotting harvests due to migrant worker shortage The agriculture industry in Quebec has been struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 13 2020 12:18:37 GMT Quebec farms facing lost profits and rotting harvests due to migrant worker shortage Despite a recruiting drive by the provincial government in April, the lack of labour this season has forced farmers to cut production or leave food rotting in the fields. Thu, 13 2020 11:17:45 GMT La COVID-19 présente sur 13 vols au Québec Treize vols ont atterri au Québec avec à bord des personnes atteintes de la COVID-19 depuis le début du mois d’août. Thu, 13 2020 09:16:31 GMT Quebec human rights council deems compulsory mask-wearing in public legitimate ​​After reviewing the government's decree, the commission found the government decision — while a violation of fundamental rights — “justified” in the context of the current pandemic. Thu, 13 2020 00:37:50 GMT Half of Canadians say 2020 has been the worst year of their lives, with younger people more pessimistic: poll The year 2020 has brought a global pandemic, Depression-era unemployment , violent race protests , and we are barely three-quarters of the way through.  So, it is not surprising that half — 50 per cent — of Canadians claim 2020 has been the worst year of their lives, according to a new poll conducted by Leger Marketing in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies.  Considering the unprecedented bad news this year, what’s surprising is that only half of Canadians feel that way. “It’s a very high percentage. We need to take that to heart,” said Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies. “My immediate reaction was I felt very sad to see that.”  The poll also found more Americans — 58 per cent — than Canadians said 2020 has been the worst year of their lives. Jedwab said he thinks this is because COVID-19 has been worse in the U.S. than Canada.  Canada has experienced 121,000 cases of COVID-19 and 9,004 deaths. The U.S. has had 5.15 million cases of COVID-19 and 164,000 deaths.  Canadians and Americans said death of a loved one — 41 per cent and 46 per cent, respectively — and personal problems such as stress, anxiety and uncertainty about the future — 41 per cent for both Canadians and Americans —  were the main reasons 2020 has been the worst year of their lives.  People living in Ontario (54 per cent) were the most likely Canadians to say 2020 has been a terrible year. People in British Columbia (46 per cent) and Quebec (46 per cent) were the most optimistic about 2020.  'Paranoid about the pandemic': How COVID-19 brought the 'largest criminology experiment in history' Canada's COVID-19 pandemic didn't need to be this bad Pandemic has added significantly to Canada's overall death toll: Ontario study Those living in the southern United States (62 per cent) were the most likely Americans to say 2020 has been the worst year of their lives. COVID-19 outbreaks have been especially devastating in the southern parts of the U.S. Jedwab said the reasons for the differences in attitudes between regions are related to COVID-19 and how seriously they were impacted.   There is also a difference in attitudes depending on people’s ages, with younger people more pessimistic. The poll found 56 per cent of Canadians aged 18 to 34 years old said 2020 was the worst year of their lives, compared with 47 per cent of Canadians older than 55. Younger Canadians were more likely to cite personal problems (64 per cent) as the main reason 2020 has been the worst year of their lives. Older Canadians were more likely to say death of a loved one (45 per cent) was the main reason.  Jedwab said the poll should encourage people to look out for each other.  “What we need to take away from this is the importance of being empathetic,” he said. “We have to be able to put ourselves in the situations of other people who are hurting this year and see how we can help each other.”  The poll was conducted between Aug. 7-9. No margin of error can be associated with a nonprobability sample, which in this case was a web panel. For comparative purposes, a probability sample of 1,513 Canadians and 1,003 Americans would have a respective margin of error of +/- 2.52 per cent 19 times out of 20 and +/- 3.19 per cent 19 times out of 20. Wed, 12 2020 21:07:16 GMT Vast majority of Quebecers believe First Nations face discrimination, survey says The survey conducted by polling firm Leger for the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador found that 92 per cent of respondents agreed that Indigenous communities face racism or discrimination. Wed, 12 2020 18:58:27 GMT Quebec reports 3rd consecutive day of fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases The new infections bring the province — the hardest hit by the health crisis — to 60,813 cases. Wed, 12 2020 15:52:32 GMT Québec annonce 12 nouveaux décès de la COVID-19 Dix de ces décès sont survenus dans une résidence pour aînés de Montréal au printemps dernier. Wed, 12 2020 15:19:50 GMT Québec crée une réserve de 30 000 appareils informatiques pour le réseau scolaire Cette mesure qualifiée «d’exceptionnelle» représente un investissement de 18,9 millions $ et a été annoncée mercredi par le ministre de l’Éducation. Wed, 12 2020 15:24:47 GMT Ex-déléguée du Québec à Dakar: Fatima Houda-Pepin estime avoir été traitée injustement Fatima Houda-Pepin estime avoir été chassée injustement de son poste de déléguée générale du Québec à Dakar. Tue, 11 2020 22:58:21 GMT