I’m posting this in case others are having the same problem. For over 36 hours, I have been unable to contact any Google domain such as www.google.com, www.google.ca, blogsearch.google.com and so on. Nothing has changed here from the way I always contact Google but the communication doesn’t go through. I contacted Videotron technical service but they insist that this is a Google problem. I am only able to make this post using a Google service because I am using www.blogger.com
I’ve checked with others via the Cre8asite Forums and apparently others elsewhere in the world are not having problems.
I have done a tracert and on the 12th and 13th hops a contact with www.google.com does get to a Google IP but no communication is established.
It may be that this is a Videotron problem so many others may be affected too. I’ll post on what happens when the problem is resolved.