strong>What’s in the news this week? The On the Radar team is looking into the matter.
Quebecor, Yellow Pages and Power Corporation
Results season and annual meetings continue. Quebecor will review its latest fiscal year on Tuesday by meeting with its shareholders. Yellow Pages, which faces serious difficulties in turning digital, and Power Corporation of Canada, hold their annual meeting on Friday.
Legalization of marijuana
Marijuana is an intense source of contention between Ottawa and Quebec. Bill 157 of the Quebec government would ban the cultivation of cannabis at home, while the federal Bill C-45, it allows to grow up to four plants per household. The record is likely to fuel speeches again this week, even though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already said that the federal approach is “the right one,” and that his government expects “what people are following”.
On Monday in Ottawa, Senators Jean-Guy Dagenais and Gwen Boniface will present to the Senate the findings of the National Security Committee on the issue of the legalization of marijuana.
Accurso and Normandeau proceedings
The new trial of businessman Tony Accurso concerning a rebate system on construction contracts in Laval resumes Monday. On Wednesday, the Superior Court hears a motion for continuation from former Deputy Prime Minister Nathalie Normandeau regarding the charges of fraud, breach of trust and corruption she faces.
Carré d’As in the NHL, and a new challenge for the Impact
The portrait of the finals of East and West is specified in the National Hockey League (NHL). On Monday, the Winnipeg Jets will have the chance to earn a place in the Western Conference finals, in Game 6 of the series against the Nahsville Predators. This is also the case for the Washington Capitals, who are one-time winners of the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since Ovechkin arrived in the US federal capital.
After ending a tough losing streak on Saturday, the Montreal Impact will try to put in two wins in a row by crossing the line with the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.