The Ensemble Montréal party, the City of Montreal's official opposition, tabled a motion on Monday asking that the Place des Festivals, in the city centre, be renamed Oscar Peterson in homage to the world-renowned Montreal pianist and composer.

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Montreal, Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches will now be on the "red alert" level and stricter health measures will be ushered in to tackle a surge in infections, Premier François Legault said at a press conference.

In late 2019, months before the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in China, Finance Minister Bill Morneau projected that the deficit for 2020-2021 would be $28.1 billion. Since then, quite a bit has changed.

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Racial profiling, police harassment, brutality and sometimes lethal use of force, followed by the usual refrain from the Thin Blue Line Chorus that the unarmed black victim: 1) assaulted an officer, 2) resisted arrest, 3) reached for a weapon or 4) all of the above is a common occurrence. Th…

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About 1-in-1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to an August 2019 analysis by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys …

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Toronto police estimated that as many as 10,000 people were at a downtown park on Saturday afternoon, where many gathered in large groups as police and bylaw officers looked on. A number of U.S. beaches and boardwalks saw the same — or worse. Pandemic? What pandemic?

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to squeeze the health system, we watch proudly as doctors, nurses and all frontline workers have risen to the occasion.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force drastic social distancing measures, the economic ramifications continue to unfold. Ontario and Quebec, for example, ordered all non-essential workplaces to close.

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The deluge of postponements, cancellations, closures and serious talk about social distancing and self-isolation began the moment the National Basketball Association gave the rest of North America the permission to finally take this thing seriously. Think about that.

Running update, travel advice, tips on being prepared, symptoms and treatment, prevention and risk, how nations are responding… It’s all COVID-19 all the time.

As of Monday, March 2, Public health officials say 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in Canada so far, with 18 cases reported in Ontario and eight in British Columbia. One presumptive positive case has been reported in Quebec.

Bombardier Inc. sold its rail-building unit to French train giant Alstom SA, marking its exit from the rail business. The Montreal-based company has sold several divisions since 2015, including its turboprop and aerostructure segments, as well as its commercial airline unit. Bombardier annou…

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Coronavirus alarm grows as markets tumble and death tolls rise. As of Jan. 27, health officials in the U.S. said more than 100 people were being evaluated for possible infection. And according to CTV News, one case has been confirmed in Canada while a second is labelled as “presumptive posit…

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During a stormaggedon-like 48-hour period, the province of Newfoundland, Canada was totally engulfed by a massive winter blizzard when more than 70 cm of snow and winds of up to 140 km/h battered the region. Some effects were felt further west.

I nearly came to blows with one of my two brothers — not Kris, the other one — over the holidays because he was so obnoxiously wrong about practically everything on this list. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

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The rising number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians has compelled Montreal police to launch a road safety campaign. The number of fatal incidents involving cars and pedestrians has been on the rise since 2015.

I was thinking “fourrer, voler, choquer, planter, crosser, deplacer, fermer, ronger…” Facebook friend Christian Vachon of the McCord Museum then offered “arnaquer, déposséder, escroquer, dépouiller, délester, extorquer, flouer, plumer, rouler...”

As soon as I finished this cartoon I read in the Toronto Sun that the bespoke one was actually coming back with a new podcast called Don Cherry’s Grapevine. So the knuckle dragging monosyllabic types who think he was railroaded by the politically correct police can now rest easy.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, immigrants to Quebec will have to prove they have learned "democratic values and Quebec values" in order to obtain a selection certificate, the first step toward permanent residency. The test only pertains to the economic class of immigrants, which is overseen by the p…

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Only in linguistically paranoid Quebec could the use of “terrifying” Italian words to describe Italian food in an Italian restaurant cause an international incident (See Pastagate, 2013). And only in linguistically paranoid Quebec would an elected government actually consider legislating aga…

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At the end of a brutal, gloves off, kicking-and-hair-pulling-allowed, schoolyard battle of a campaign, a bruised and somewhat weakened Justin Trudeau managed to hold on to his office. While his Liberals retained enough seats to govern with a strong minority in the House of Commons, the party…