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Here is the CAQ wunderkind in charge of cutting Quebec's immigration levels | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
Simon Jolin-Barrette​, 31, is a suburban dad, recreational golfer, unrepentant nationalist — and the Quebec government's point-man on the most contentious issues on the CAQ agenda.
Vancouver mayor's seat up for grabs as B.C. goes to polls Saturday | CTV News
CTV News | October 19, 2018
As Vancouver voters prepare to elect a new mayor and council on Saturday, observers say it could still be anyone's game. The campaign has been marked by a crowded race of new candidates and parties with converging platforms focused on fixing the city's housing affordability crisis.
Université Laval investigating reports of date rape drug being given to students | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
Université Laval in Quebec City is investigating at least nine cases of medical students believed to have been given the date-rape drug GHB against their knowledge and consent.
Quebec Inuit leaders plea for mental health support in wake of youth suicides | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
In Nunavik, Quebec's expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives.
Schwartz's customers deprived of cherry soda due to aluminum tariffs | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
The Montreal deli gets the drink from a local supplier, and that supplier is out of cans.
RCMP, Quebec police investigating use of fake Indian status cards for tax breaks | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
Two law enforcement agencies and the federal tax authority are investigating the use of fake Indian status cards to obtain tax breaks, CBC News has learned.
Charles Taylor slams CAQ plan to ban religious symbols for some civil servants | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Philosopher Charles Taylor says the new CAQ government "doesn't get the point" of the report he co-authored that's been frequently cited by the CAQ as justification for its controversial plan to ban the wearing of religious symbols by some civil servants.
Westmount High teachers protest CAQ government's religious symbols policy | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
A group of about 30 of the school's staff gathered in front of the entrance, wearing pins highlighting the school's diversity and carrying colourful signs decrying the Coalition Avenir Québec's proposal.
Oblate religious order covered up decades of sexual abuse of First Nations children, victims allege | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
An investigation by Radio-Canada's investigative program Enquête has found generations of Innu and Atikamekw children, right up to the 1990s, were assaulted by Oblate missionaries posted in their remote Quebec communities.
Some pot products already in short supply in Quebec after 1st day of legal cannabis sales | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Quebec's government-run cannabis agency, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), says after 42,000 transactions Wednesday, some oils, pills, sprays and pre-rolled joints are already sold out.
Gallagher's last-second winner welcomes Price back to Habs' net | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Brendan Gallagher scored with 11 seconds left in regulation as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to three games.
Montreal hospitals practise Code Orange, simulating catastrophe | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
CBC News got a rare behind-the-scenes look at hospital workers' readiness to respond to a mass casualty situation Thursday. "We learn not just about the things that we're missing, but how we can operate better with what we have," said co-ordinating physician Dr. Brett Burstein.
Developer vows to make condemned building 'brand new' now that evicted tenants are out | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
The remaining tenants of a rundown building in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal were kicked out for good Wednesday.
François Legault's cabinet will have an equal number of men and women | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
The full CAQ cabinet is scheduled to be announced at 2 p.m. You can watch it live here.
Meet the key cabinet ministers in the new Coalition Avenir Québec government | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Who's in charge of Quebec's schools? Who is tasked with cutting down on emergency room wait times? We've got the breakdown on the key cabinet posts here.
Montreal mayor will need to work with new CAQ minister, her former political foe | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante will have to find common ground with the new minister in charge of the Montreal region – her former political foe Chantal Rouleau.
CBC newsletter 'What on Earth?' will focus on solutions and smart ideas | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
From devastating wildfires to massive storms, the extreme weather this year has been a reminder that climate change is already happening — and we think that's worth talking about. Sign up for our new environmental newsletter, What on Earth?.
Cannabis sales stronger than expected in Quebec | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
The SAQ, which manages Quebec’s cannabis retailer the SQDC said there have been 42,000 sales so far overall: 30,000 online and 12,000 in stores.
Francois Legault to be sworn in as premier, introduce cabinet on Thursday | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault is set to be sworn in as premier today and unveil what is expected to be a gender-balanced cabinet.
Westmount High teachers protest CAQ's proposed ban on religious symbols | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Teachers at Westmount High School staged a protest against the CAQ’s plan for a secular charter. They say they don't want a law banning religious symbols worn in the classroom or elsewhere.
No designated minister for anglophones as Quebec premier vows to take on portfolio himself | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Premier François Legault has not appointed a minister responsible for relations with Engish-speaking Quebecers — instead, taking on the position himself.
Black market sets sights on cannabis edibles, sprays, tablets, ointments | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Canada's booming illicit pot market now faces competition from approved retailers but it can bank on the appeal of items like gummies, tablets, sprays and creams over the next year while these commercial products remain legally out of reach.
From church to condos: Westmount building to be converted | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
The Mountainside United Church in Westmount has been sold to a developer who plans to convert it into condos.
Cannabis industry leaders hope more of the world can soon go to pot | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada, industry leaders are eyeing the rest of the world.
Legault to introduce cabinet on Thursday | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Premier-elect Francois Legault will introduce his cabinet on Thursday afternoon, ushering in the first non-Liberal or Parti Quebecois government in almost half a century.
Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."
Private company hired to oversee renovations at Montreal City Hall | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
The City of Montreal has hired a prominent Quebec construction company to manage the renovation of its historic city hall, a responsibility that typically falls to the city itself.
Banksy explains what went wrong with shredding painting stunt | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.
Ottawa to announce new ban on asbestos | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is set to announce Canada's new ban on asbestos today -- but critics say the rules don't go far enough.
Legault promises change as he become premier, announces cabinet | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
Quebec Premier Francois Legault promised to bring renewal and change to the province's politics Thursday after his convincing election victory ended nearly 50 years of Liberal and Parti Quebecois rule.
Feds defend barring edible cannabis for a year as black market eyes gaps | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
The Liberal government is aware the massive black market for marijuana is banking on the appeal of products like cookies, tablets and vape pens but it defends waiting another year to greenlight these items for the legal market.
Closures this weekend around Turcot Interchange, Highways 13 and 40 | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
There will be major closures around the Turcot interchange and the Highways 13 and 40 interchanges this weekend.
Montreal claims right of first refusal on land sales in 9 sectors | CTV News
CTV News | October 18, 2018
The City of Montreal is claiming the right of first refusal when it comes to real estate sales.
Montreal to hold byelection in December to fill 2 vacant seats | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Voters in Rivière-des-Prairies—​Pointe-aux-Trembles and Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension will go back to the polls on Dec. 16, to replace newly elected MNAs Chantal Rouleau and Frantz Benjamin.
Meet Montreal's 'radio doctor', the man who practises the dying trade of repairing electronics | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
Since 1960 Joseph Hovsepian has been repairing radios, turntables and other electronics from his Mile End store on Parc Avenue.
Royal Canadian Legion in Lasalle will stay open thanks to fundraisers | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
The Royal Canadian Legion in Lasalle says it's raised enough money to pay the thousands of dollars in back taxes it owes to the city and will be able to stay open in its current location.
Trudeau government adopts new rules to ban asbestos | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveal they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed.
Legalization era begins as Quebec's cannabis stores get ready for business | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
Quebec's government-run cannabis stores will be open for business today as Canada embarks on a new era of legalization.
Astronomers find most massive structure in the early universe | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
An international team of astronomers has uncovered the largest and most massive structure ever discovered in the early universe.
Hells Angels assassin-turned-informant makes 2nd attempt to get parole | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné, the former high-ranking Hells Angel sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for the first-degree murder of prison guard Diane Lavigne, is asking the parole board to grant him an escorted temporary absence.
Quebec City mosque shooter's sentencing delayed by at least 2 months, sources say | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
Mass murderer Alexandre Bissonnette's sentencing will been postponed by at least two months, CBC sources have confirmed.
Cannabis is just one more front in Quebec's culture wars | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
Close to 100 years of cannabis prohibition in Canada ends today. In Quebec, though, this newfound freedom will be enjoyed unevenly. Whether you're able to fire up a joint depends largely on where you live and whether you own or rent.
Canada ban on asbestos takes effect but mining residues are exempt | CBC
CBC | October 17, 2018
Canada's ban on the import, sale and use of asbestos will not prevent companies in Quebec from sifting through the waste left over from decades of mining asbestos to look for magnesium.
High times: Canada officially becomes world's largest legal marijuana marketplace | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.
Pot legalization is here: The rules you need to know | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
Now that cannabis is legal across the country, CTVNews.ca has created a cheat sheet on what is allowed when it comes to purchasing, possessing, and consuming marijuana.
'It's a big thing for me:' pot fans line up early to be among first customers | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
The wake-and-bakers were out early on Wednesday, as Montreal’s cannabis connoisseurs lined up to be among the first to legally purchase pot on Wednesday morning.
Woman arrested for setting fire to a car | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
A 22-year-old woman is in police custody after a car was set on fire in downtown Montreal on Tuesday night.
Red Wings claim Habs forward Jacob De La Rose off waivers | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
After four years of bouncing between the AHL and NHL, the bloom is off the rose when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens and one of their young forwards.
12 arrests made in anti-drug trafficking raids | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
Eight residences and a business in Laval and the North Shore were raided by police on Wednesday morning as part of an anti-drug operation.
Informant who helped bring down 'Mom' Boucher granted escorted leaves from prison | CTV News
CTV News | October 17, 2018
A former biker-gang hit man turned informant whose testimony brought down Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher has been granted escorted leaves from prison.