Presentation of the federal budget, discussion on the French language in Trois-Rivières… Here’s what you shouldn’t miss this week.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the federal budget on March 28. The Minister has already announced that she intends to prioritize two files: health transfers to the provinces as well as strategic investments in the energy transition “in order to respond to the measures announced by the Biden administration in the United States (370 billion US dollars) as part of its Inflation Reduction Act,” journalist Joël-Denis Bellavance explained to us on March 10.

Montreal residents will now have to do without single-use plastic straws, cups, cups, stir sticks and utensils as of March 28, under a bylaw adopted by the City of Montreal in September 2021.

The Minister of the French Language, Mr. Jean-François Roberge will lead an exchange with secondary school students on the French language. He will be accompanied by the Minister of Education, Bernard Drainville, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Mathieu Lacombe and the Minister responsible for Government Administration and Chair of the Treasury Board, Sonia LeBel.

Public Security Minister François Bonnardel holds a press conference regarding the modernization of 9-1-1 service. He will be accompanied by the President of the Association des centers d’urgence du Québec, Ms. Carole Raîche, as well as the Director General of the Municipal Agency for the Financing and Development of 9-1-1 Emergency Centers in Quebec. , Ms. Lise Remillard.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food André Lamontagne, as well as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, will make a joint announcement regarding an agreement between the governments of Quebec and Canada in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser will deliver a keynote speech at the Empire Club of Canada and announce a new federal immigration pathway. A press briefing will follow.

The Minister responsible for Housing France-Élaine Duranceau will hold a press conference regarding a construction site for 15 affordable housing units in Gatineau. She will be accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of the Treasury Board and federal MP for Hull-Aylmer, Greg Fergus, the MP for Hull, Suzanne Tremblay, the Mayor of Gatineau France Bélisle and the President of the organization Les Œuvres Isidore Ostiguy François Roy.

The 57th Annual Congress of the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) will be held from March 27 to 29 at the Québec City Convention Center under the theme “ Cap on change: new realities in transport ”. Several speakers are expected, including the Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, and the Minister of the Economy, Pierre Fitzgibbon.

Exo is holding a public information session in Blainville. The objective will be to present the actions implemented to increase the attractiveness of exo’s public transport services.

Lorraine Pintal and the team of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) give a press conference on the occasion of the launch of the season and the 2023-2024 programming of the (TNM).

Dollorama presents its financial results on March 29, while Industries Lassonde will carry out the exercise on March 30.

The Montreal Canadiens will be in Buffalo on March 27 to face the Sabers at 7 p.m. He will then travel to Philadelphia for a meeting with the Flyers on March 28 at 7 p.m. The club will return to the Bell Center on March 30 for a game against the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Finally, the Hurricanes will be in town on April 1 for a game at 7 p.m.