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Montreal mayor shocked by allegations against head of Just For Laughs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:43:54 EDT


Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said his first thought when he heard about allegations involving Just for Laughs head Gilbert Rozon was about the women who came forward.

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT


Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after the procedures were carried out. An investigation by Radio-Canada's Enquête found the practice, deemed unnecessary and outmoded by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year.

Did you feel a little rumble? Small earthquake shakes Laurentians

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:50:34 EDT


A small earthquake shook parts of the Laurentians this morning. The 3.1 magnitude earthquake could be "lightly felt" in the village of Labelle, Natural Resources Canada said.

Listeria prompts recall of Agropur Comté cheese

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 EDT


Agropur has recalled one of its cheese products after a test by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found Listeria in a sample.

Quebec law banning face coverings is neither neutral nor constitutional

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT


To meet the Charter's requirements, the benefit of a law needs to outweigh the harms imposed, and here religious freedoms will be violated for entirely illusory benefits.

Round 1 in the Plante vs. Coderre debate: Who's bringing the fight?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT


The race for city hall enters a critical phase as incumbent Denis Coderre and Projet Montréal's Valérie Plante face-off tonight for the first of two debates that will be held over the next week.

Gilbert Rozon steps down after misconduct allegations surface on social media

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:24:52 EDT


Gilbert Rozon, president of Just For Laughs, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce Metropolitan Montreal and the man in charge of the Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations, is stepping down from all his functions.

Montreal is in the hunt for Amazon's HQ2 — but is it worth the shot?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:32:14 EDT


The possibility of a Canadian city turning into the next Seattle — Amazon's existing home — is tempting, but experts say it's a risky proposition that comes with some drawbacks, like making operations more challenging for local technology companies.

Habs kept quiet as Kings continue torrid start to season

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:42:46 EDT


Adrian Kempe had his first career hat trick to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Michael Cammalleri scored the other two goals for the Kings, who have opened their season with their best six-game start (5-0-1) in franchise history.

Few safety precautions for MMA's 1-person crews, Lac-Mégantic trial hears

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:02:05 EDT


Montreal, Maine and Atlantic's former director of safety and training in Quebec said the railway company was one of two authorized to operate in Quebec with one-man crews, but Michael Horan said he was told the other, QNSL, did so under much stricter conditions.

'I should see your face, and you should see mine,' Quebec premier says of new religious neutrality law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:02:18 EDT


A new law that would effectively force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public services is based on a principle "the vast majority of Canadians, and not just Quebecers" can agree on, Premier Philippe Couillard says.

With Fortier out, anti-Coderre vote consolidates around Projet Montréal's Plante

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:09:32 EDT


An anybody-but-Coderre movement has begun to form in Montreal's mayoral race, with the third-place challenger for city hall now endorsing the campaign of Projet Montréal leader Valérie Plante.

'He never really showed off': Montrealers mourn loss of Gord Downie

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:51:49 EDT


The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has sparked an outpouring of tributes and condolences from Montreal fans and musicians.

Quebec media star Éric Salvail suspended following sexual misconduct allegations

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:56:13 EDT


A popular Quebec media personality who is facing an array of sexual misconduct allegations was suspended from his professional activities Wednesday as employers and clients distanced themselves from him.

Quebec's new religious neutrality law offers a special level of hypocrisy: Neil Macdonald

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:51:16 EDT


Quebec nationalists have always claimed that theirs is a civic, utterly non-ethnic, non-religious nationalism. I never bought the idea that such a thing existed. There's even less reason to believe it after today.

Quebec's controversial consultations into systemic racism get new mandate, name

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:20:46 EDT


The Couillard government has announced an overhaul to the province's controversial consultations on systemic racism, including a change in focus and a new leadership mandate.

​'I accompanied him from life to death': Quebec City police officer recounts running over cyclist

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:33:57 EDT


The Quebec City police officer on trial for criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death for running down Guy Blouin took the witness box Wednesday, breaking down at times while testifying about the moments preceding the cyclist's death.

Man's house straddles 2 boroughs, but he can only vote once

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT


André Laniel, a West Islander whose house sits on the dividing line between two boroughs, is trying to persuade Quebec's chief electoral officer that he should be allowed to vote for the mayor and councillors in each of them.

'We need to improve': Montreal Carabins coach says football must evolve to curtail head injuries

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:12:59 EDT


Danny Maciocia, head coach of the Université de Montréal Carabins, feels like his sport could be doing a better job of protecting the young people who play it.

Gord Downie, Canada's everyman rock poet, dead at 53

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:39:06 EDT


Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.