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Gaétan Barrette's remarks about northern parents 'under the influence' are racist, Indigenous leaders say | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
CBC News has obtained a recording of the health minister saying he "guarantees" in the next six months, someone will be barred from accompanying their sick child on a medevac flight for being "agitated, drugged, under whatever influence."
Montreal diverting just 20% of its organic household waste, says auditor general | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
Nearly half of the garbage Montrealers produce is organic and could be composted, but people are apprehensive about inconveniences like insects and odours, making composting "a tremendous challenge," the auditor general says.
Inuk leader calls for Quebec health minister's resignation over 'racist' remarks | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
CBC News has obtained a recording of Gaétan Barrette saying he "guarantees" that in the next six months, someone will be barred from accompanying their sick child on a medevac flight for being "agitated, drugged, under whatever influence."
CAQ proposes $10B transportation plan ahead of October election | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
If the Coalition Avenir Québec wins the Oct. 1 election, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante's Pink line will never see the light of day.
Stamps sold to Quebec collectors fetch big money for national charity | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
A fundraiser that collects and sells used stamps is taking in about $30,000 a year for a Roman Catholic humanitarian group.
Indigenous activists draw parallels between residential schools and children detained at U.S. border | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
Ellen Gabriel and Colleen Cardinal say the children separated from their parents and detained at the U.S./Mexico border is reminiscent of Canadian policies like residential schools and the Sixties Scoop.
Montreal, Laval daycare workers vote in favour of new collective agreement | CBC
CBC | June 21, 2018
The members of the Syndicat des travailleuses de CPE de Montréal-Laval, a CSN-affiliated union, voted 92 per cent in favour of the deal during a special general meeting at the Faimount Queen Elizabeth Hotel Wednesday night.
Old Montreal merchant feels the pinch as construction hits during peak tourist season | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The city says the roadwork is unavoidable as it's part of its effort to revitalize Saint-Paul Street, a major draw for tourists visiting Old Montreal with its many restaurants, bars and souvenir shops.
National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done.
Canada also detains migrant children, sometimes for months at a time | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The U.S. is the focus of international outrage for its policy of detaining children and separating them from their parents after they cross the border seeking asylum. But Canada also detains migrant children — despite the fact its stated policy is to do whatever possible to avoid i...
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal weed in 8 to 12 weeks | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52 to 29, with two abstentions, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within eight to 12 weeks.
Drummondville's only English elementary school gets $6M to expand | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
A $6.15-million investment from the Quebec government will allow the overcrowded Drummondville Elementary to build six new classes and a gym.
Boycotting U.S. products would be act of 'solidarity' in trade dispute, Couillard says | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Quebec's premier, Philippe Couillard, encouraged Quebecers to think twice before buying American products as a way of punishing the U.S. for its recent protectionist turn.
Trudeau names former Radio-Canada broadcaster Julie Miville-Dechêne to the Senate | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing former journalist and public servant Julie Miville-Dechêne to fill a Senate vacancy from Quebec.
Sun Youth co-founder Earl De La Perralle remembered for contributions to Montreal sports scene | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Earl De La Perralle is being remembered on social media by his former athletes, Montreal politicians and community members as a kind-hearted man and caring coach who dedicated his life to building sports programs in the city.
Trudeau appoints former Rad-Can journalist to Senate | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing former journalist and public servant Julie Miville-Dechene to fill a Senate vacancy from Quebec.
Man falls from vehicle in bizarre Rosemont crash | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A bizarre accident in Rosemont left a motorist in critical condition on Thursday night.
Senate passes cannabis legalization bill in final vote | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The Senate has voted to pass Bill C-45, the government’s legislation to legalize cannabis. After more than a year of intensive study in both the House and Senate, the major social policy change has passed its final legislative hurdle, meaning that recreational marijuana will soon be legal across ...
$13 million investment for Shriners Hospital | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The province announced the 5-year investment as part of a new agreement to improve care for Quebec's children.
Businessman cycles 1,500km in three days | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Dany Bonneville raised $50,000 on his excursion to help support young Quebec athletes. Cindy Sherwin has the story.
CAQ unveils transport plan as unofficial campaign season kicks into high gear | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
While the campaign leading up to October’s provincial election hasn’t officially started, Quebec’s political leaders were out in force on Wednesday, trying to drum up enthusiasm for their visions of the province’s future.
Lyme Disease cases doubled in Monteregie between 2016-17 | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Public health officials in the Monteregie region are warning residents and visitors to be wary of ticks after a jump in the number of Lyme Disease cases.
Union faces hefty fines if crane strike persists | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Because the strike is considered illegal, the union could be fined up to $80,000 each day - the warning was even backed up by the Premier.
Sun Youth founder Earl De La Perralle dies at 74 | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Earl De La Perralle, the Montreal man who co-founded one of the city’s most beloved charitable institutions in Sun Youth over a half century ago, has died at age 74.
Visits to safe injection sites doubled since last summer | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Monthly visits to Montreal's four, supervised drug-injection facilities have more than doubled since they opened last summer and crime rates have not increased in the neighbourhoods that host the sites, according to a new report by city health authorities.
Citing anti-Israel bias, U.S. leaves U.N. Human Rights Council | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
5 things to know on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Marijuana is expected to be legal in Canada by September after the Senate passed Bill C-45, setting it up for Royal Assent.
Mosque shooter's lawyers, Crown to debate cumulative sentences | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The sentencing hearing of Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette will debate the constitutionality of the section of the Criminal Code that allows for consecutive sentences.
Trump orders an end to family separations at border | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
After days of mounting pressure, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Starlight Foundation reeling after theft of its adapted pontoon boat | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A specially adopted boat owned by a children’s charity was stolen from Dorval. The boat was used every week to give sick children the chance to be out at the lake, and ever try waterskiing.
Quebec once against changing high school history textbooks, second time since 2016 | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Quebec is once again replacing its high school history textbooks, this time to include more content on the country's Indigenous peoples.
Laurentians rattled by 3.4 magnitude earthquake Wednesday | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The Federal Department of Natural Resources said a magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit the Laurentians Wednesday afternoon.
Montreal drug dealer likely to have numerous properties, vehicles seized due to unreported income | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A Montreal drug dealer is likely to have numerous real estate holdings and vehicles seized by Revenue Quebec after a survey revealed he had not reported $4 million in income.
Trudeau denounces American child separation policy | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
The U.S. policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and detaining them, is "unacceptable," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.
Trump will sign 'something' on child border separations | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Montreal housing market not dominated by foreign buyers: report | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A new report confirms that while many Montrealers with families are moving off-island, the city's housing market is not being driven out of whack by foreign buyers.
Chelsea choir splits with church over musical theme | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
A Chelsea, Que., choir and a local church have parted ways over a disagreement over the choir's musical selections.
Defence argues SQ officer who crashed into car carrying 5-year-old boy was just doing his job | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
SQ officer Patrick Ouellet’s lawyer Nadine Touma has focused on the conduct of the victim’s father, Mike Belance, and whether he made errors driving the day of the collision.
NDG Food Depot gets new name, expanded mandate | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Now called the Depot Community Food Centre, the 30-year-old agency in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood is partnering with a Canada-wide network of anti-poverty groups.
Verdun beach project delayed as officials test water quality, wait for fish to spawn | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Swimmers still can't use the public beach originally slated to open in 2017 as part of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebration because of water quality concerns.
Sending mosque shooter to prison for life would go against Canadian values, lawyer argues | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Alexandre Bissonnette's defence lawyers are trying to persuade Quebec Superior Court Justice François Huot it would be unconstitutional to sentence the 28-year-old to consecutive life sentences for the murders of six men in January 2017.
Philippe Pichet, already suspended, resigns as Montreal police chief | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Embattled Montreal Philippe Pichet police chief has resigned from his post. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced his decision in a statement this morning.
West Island drivers, get ready: Construction ramping up on St-Jean Blvd. this week | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
All southbound lanes on St-Jean Boulevard in Pointe-Claire will be closed as part of a $3-million construction project. The work is expected to last until mid-August.
National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan says national sporting organizations will lose their federal funding if they don't immediately disclose to her office any allegations of abuse or harassment that occur within their ran
Jury begins deliberations in Tony Accurso's fraud and corruption trial in Laval | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
The Crown alleges that between 1996 and 2010, the 66-year-old former construction boss was part of a system of collusion that eliminated all competition for municipal contracts in Laval.
Woman, 78, fatally struck by vehicle in Rosemont | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
A 78-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in Montreal's borough of Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie.
Crown wants mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette locked up for life | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
"This unprecedented crime merits a punishment that reflects its horrible implications," prosecutor Thomas Jacques told the judge in a Quebec City courtroom Tuesday.
How the federal Conservatives handed the Liberals their first byelection loss since 2013 | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
When the federal Conservatives stole a seat from the Liberals, some considered it an upset. But lately everything's been going right for the party in Quebec.
Coderre administration had 'no vision' of Formula E race risks, says auditor general | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Auditor general Michèle Galipeau was the latest to lambaste the former mayor and his administration for their management of the Formula E race, suggesting the race was doomed before it even left the starting gate.
France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname is going viral on social media.