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  • Quebec Premier Jean Charest, the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, salutes supporters as he campaigns at a riding office in Montreal on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Quebec separatist party may return to power

    Voters in Quebec weighed returning a separatist party to power as polls opened Tuesday in the French-speaking province, which could edge toward another referendum to break away from Canada if the Parti Quebecois ends nearly a decade of Liberal rule as expected.

  • Protesters make their way through the hall of a Montreal university to disrupt classes Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Emergency law considered in Quebec student protest

    Facing the most sustained student protest in Canadian history, Quebec's provincial government weighed emergency legislation Thursday aimed at ending rallies and demonstrations against rising tuition costs.

  • Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien attends the funeral of former NHL coach Pat Burns in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010.(AP Photo/The  Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

    NHL players, officials gather for funeral of Cup-winning coach Burns

    Pat Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, was remembered Monday for his booming voice, big heart and the ability to draw the most out of his players.

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