Transportation electrification, mining claims, 90th ACFAS Congress… Here’s what not to miss this week.

The 90th Congress of the French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACFAS) is being held in Montreal until May 12 under the theme 100 years of knowledge for a sustainable world. It is organized in collaboration with the University of Montreal, HEC Montreal and Polytechnique Montreal.

The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Dominic LeBlanc, as well as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, and the Minister of the Environment, the Fight Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, Minister responsible for the Laurentians region and Member of Parliament for Deux-Montagnes, Benoit Charette, will take part in an announcement concerning transportation electrification. The announcement will take place in Saint-Eustache on Monday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

The Head of Legal, Public Affairs and External Communications of Nova Bus, Christos Kritsidimas, the Chairman of the Board, Association du transport urbain du Québec and President of the Société de transport de Sherbrooke, Marc Denault, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de Montréal, Éric Alan Caldwell, will also be there.

The Government of Canada will make an announcement regarding new Indigenous shelters and transitional housing. Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Minister Ahmed Hussen, Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller and Sydney-Victoria MP Jaime Battiste will attend.

The spokesperson for Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, and the solidarity manager for the Environment and Natural Resources, Alejandra Zaga Mendez, will be in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Mauricie, on Monday, May 8, to meet elected officials and citizens mobilized on the mining claims file.

End-of-life care, violence in hockey, health and social services, the Blue Fund… Several subjects will be the subject of parliamentary committees. On view through May 12.

Quebec Premier François Legault will present the National Assembly Medal of Honor on May 8 at 6 p.m.

The Coroner’s Office announces the resumption of public hearings into the deaths of Norah, Romy and Mr. Martin Carpentier. These will be held from May 8 to 12, 2023 as well as June 5 and 9, 2023 at the Quebec City courthouse. The two girls and their father were found dead in July 2020.

Several companies are reporting their first quarter results this week. This is the case for Suncor, TVA Group, Lion Electric, SNC-Lavalin and Cascades. Watch May 8-12.

The Émile-Nelligan Prize will be awarded at the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec in Montreal on May 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The 28th Festival Accès Asie takes place. The festival that will celebrate the cultures of the Asian diasporas until May 28. As for Japan Week, it runs until May 14. Several cafes, restaurants, shops and activities on the program.