Quebec’s fourth COVID-19 patient took public transit in the Montreal region — including a bus on the South Shore and two Metro lines — several times over a two-week period, Quebec public health officials announced Tuesday.  Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s ​director of public health, says there has been no reported case of theRead More →

Montreal’s Haitian community will gather later today for a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people and reshaped Quebec’s relationship with the Caribbean nation. The ceremony, which will be held in Montreal’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood, caps off a weekend of speeches, screenings and panel discussionsRead More →

Énergie Saguenay, a proposed $14-billion pipeline and LNG terminal, is the largest private investment project in recent Quebec history. CBC Quebec travelled through the region to find out what’s at stake. Here is the final installment. Michel Moisan stands at the stern of the Bleuvet, an eight-metre-long boat, the TadoussacRead More →

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet apologized Thursday after media outlets uncovered a number of Islamophobic and racist social media posts by candidates running for the sovereigntist party. “They all regret having shared in the past videos or messages containing inappropriate comments,” Blanchet said in an emailed statement. “They apologized. As leaderRead More →

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh appeared on Quebec’s flagship talk show, Tout le monde en parle, Sunday night, saying he shares Quebecers’ values on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Host Guy Lepage asked Singh his take on the province’s new religious symbols law, climate change, People’s Party Leader Maxime BernierRead More →

A Montreal NDP candidate has resigned after being accused of domestic abuse against his former spouse on social media. Olivier Mathieu was the nominee for the LaSalle-Émard-Verdun riding in the southwest of Montreal. On Wednesday, he posted a statement on the riding’s Facebook page, denying any wrongdoing. “It is with a very,Read More →

The Ciné-Parc Orford drive-in theatre outside of Sherbrooke has increased its security measures after the death of a four-month-old baby girl at a different theatre, July 31.  The four-month-old child died after being run over by a vehicle at the Ciné-Parc Boucherville on Wednesday night. She was not immediately visible as sheRead More →

A zoo owner in central Quebec is facing criminal charges after roughly 100 animals were seized at a facility in Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé. Normand Trahan was arrested Tuesday morning by SPCA investigators, with the assistance of provincial police, on charges of animal neglect and cruelty. If found guilty, Trahan could face up to fiveRead More →

As the Quebec government prepares to table its secularism bill, constitutional experts are raising concerns about Premier François Legault’s reported plans to pre-emptively invoke the notwithstanding clause to ensure public workers in positions of authority are banned from wearing religious symbols. Robert Leckey, dean of McGill University’s law faculty, said doing so would effectively makeRead More →