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After years of complaints about systemic discrimination by Montreal police, why is the chief surprised?

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
Sylvain Caron

The findings in a report released Monday — that Montreal police engage in systemic discrimination in targeting Indigenous, black and Arabic people — reinforced what victims of racial profiling and civil liberties groups have been saying for decades.

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Nick Fontanelli pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder of fiancée Samantha Higgins

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:23
Samantha Higgins

Nicholas Fontanelli, 26, has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Samantha Higgins, whose dismembered body was found in a bag under a bridge southwest of Montreal in 2015. 

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New tool helps seniors and their health-care providers reduce overmedication, McGill study finds

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 23:08

A Canadian-made electronic tool is effective in safely reducing medication overload among seniors, researchers say.

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Olympic sprint gold medallist Bruny Surin will take a run at politics

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 22:02

Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bruny Surin is entering a different kind of race — this time, for a spot as a city councillor in Laval, Que.

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What is Extinction Rebellion and what are its demands?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:54
Toronto Extinction Rebellion Bloor Viaduct Protest

On Monday, the activist group Extinction Rebellion blocked bridges across Canada in Halifax, Toronto, Kitchener, Ont., Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. While the climate action group may have been relatively unknown until now, they’ve been rapidly expanding. 

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Quebec promises $300M for 52-bed hospital in Chisasibi, Que.

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:52
Cree community hospital

The new hospital will provide close to 20,000 Cree in nine communities specialized services such as surgery, cancer treatment, CT scans, gynecology and obstetrics.

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Singh says he'd 'have to' look at Bill 21 as PM if it goes to Supreme Court

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:29

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says that as prime minister, he would have to get involved in Quebec’s controversial secularism law if it makes it all the way up to the Supreme Court. But says he has no plans to intervene until then.

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Quebec loans $8M to restart Thurso pulp mill

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:08
Fortress mill thurso

The Quebec government is lending the owner of the pulp mill in Thurso up to $8 million in an attempt to restart the shuttered plant, which employs more than 300.

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Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime advances at Shanghai Masters

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:10

Canadians improved to 4-0 at the Shanghai Masters after wins by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday.

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The Montreal Impact missed the mark (again) in 2019. So what's next?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:00
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The team missed the MLS playoffs for a third consecutive season and now the roster is due for an overhaul.

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Following morning bridge shutdown, Extinction Rebellion protesters back on the streets for evening rush hour

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:48
extinction rebellion jacques cartier bridge

Three environmental activists surrendered and were taken into custody after climbing Montreal's Jacques-Cartier Bridge in a protest Tuesday morning that prompted provincial police to close the structure off to traffic.

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5 key moments from the federal leaders' debate

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:00
FedElxn Campaign 20191007

The six major party leaders squared off in a debate Monday that saw Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer taunt each other as they jockeyed for the front-runner position.

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Quebec offers more help to taxi-permit owners as it rushes to pass Bill 17

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:59
montreal taxi

After many weeks of discussion with members of the industry, Transport Minister François Bonnardel said Monday compensation will be paid rapidly rather than over five or six years.

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Leaders clash on climate, immigration, abortion and Bill 21 in intense debate

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:15
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The six main federal party leaders battled it out in the English language debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Monday night exchanging answers and accusations as they looked to bust out from the pack in the final two weeks of the campaign. 

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Alleged leader of human-smuggling ring at Canada-U.S. border held in U.S. pending trial

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:11
signs at border

Beginning as early as 2013 and until August 2018, an organization led by Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 60, charged thousands of dollars to smuggle people into Vermont and New York from Canada, a U.S. federal court indictment said.

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Black, Indigenous people 4 to 5 times more likely than whites to be stopped by Montreal police

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 21:42
Sylvain Caron systemic bias report

A new report by three independent researchers finds there is systemic bias in street checks by Montreal police but stops short of concluding officers are guilty of racial profiling.

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Montreal police release video of man who set fire to LaSalle dépanneur

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:03
SPVM fire flinger

Montreal police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who lit a fire in a LaSalle convenience store and sprayed the clerk with a flammable before attempting to steal money from the store's till.

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Quebec won't make a law to crack down on 'bonjour/hi'

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:43
 Simon Jolin-Barrette

The Quebec government says it has no plans to introduce legislation to force businesses to greet customers in French only, instead of with the "bonjour/hi" used in many Montreal stores.

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The wage gap is shrinking: Women earned 87 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2018

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:51

A new Statistics Canada study reports that women earned an average of 13 per cent less per hour than their male counterparts in 2018, or in other words, they earned $0.87 for every dollar earned by men. 

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Liberals want to create municipal immigration program, but Quebec could opt out

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:00
Claude Morin

The Liberal Party of Canada has made a promise to help small, rural Quebec municipalities access more immigrant workers. But because the provincial government pledged to curb immigration in the province, even if the federal Liberals are elected, the program may never come to Quebec.

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