News/Canada/Montreal

Quebecers stranded by Haiti protests arrive back in Montreal

February 16, 2019

The 113 Quebec tourists who were left stranded at resort in Haiti due to protests in and around the country’s capital have landed at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott​ Trudeau airport on Saturday evening. The vacationers, who were staying at the Royal Decameron resort about 80 kilometres northwest of Port-au-Prince, were transported by helicopter to the Haitian capital’s international airport, then […]

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Amid violence in Haiti, Canadian government delays deportations

February 15, 2019

The Canadian government has temporarily halted deportations to Haiti as violent protests continue to grip Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital.  A spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said the decision was made Friday, but did not indicate how long the moratorium may last. People who are under removal orders could include those accused of crimes […]

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Quebecers stranded at Haitian resort as protesters block roads to airport

February 14, 2019

About 100 Quebec tourists are stranded at a resort in Haiti due to violent, week-long street demonstrations. The tourists bought all-inclusive vacation packages with Air Transat for the Royal Decameron all-inclusive beach resort, 80 kilometres northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. But now they’re stuck because of the protests against high unemployment rates and skyrocketing inflation that are blocking […]

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Why Quebec sees SNC-Lavalin as an asset, not a liability

February 14, 2019

In Ottawa, there appears to be little sympathy these days for SNC-Lavalin, the giant engineering corporation facing prosecution for bribery schemes in Libya. The company was hoping to strike a deal with federal prosecutors in order to avoid a trial. If guilty, it would be cut off from lucrative Canadian government contracts for a decade. […]

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SNC-Lavalin still under investigation from RCMP in Quebec

February 12, 2019

SNC-Lavalin’s legal troubles aren’t limited to charges from federal authorities, as the RCMP is working with prosecutors in Quebec in an investigation into a bridge renovation project. An affidavit filed in support of a search warrant application last May indicates the RCMP suspects “high-level company officials were aware” of kickback payments made to the former head of Canada’s Federal Bridge Corporation, Michel […]

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Alexandre Bissonnette’s parents say ‘very severe sentence’ denies all hope of rehabilitation

February 12, 2019

Manon Marchand and Raymond Bissonnette issued an open letter Monday evening, questioning the severity of the minimum 40-year sentence handed down to their son Alexandre Bissonnette Friday and blaming the Crown for encouraging a “desire for revenge.”​ On Friday, Alexandre Bissonnette, 29, was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for killing six men at a […]

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Overnight apartment fire in Longueuil, Que., leaves 3 dead, 11 in hospital

February 9, 2019

Three people are dead after an overnight apartment fire in Longueuil on Montreal’s South Shore. Police say the cause of the fire was “human actions,” but are not calling it arson. Firefighters received a call around 1 a.m. ET about visible flames coming from a building on Toulouse Street. At first, the fire was too […]

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‘Justice hasn’t had its last say’: Survivors of the Quebec City mosque shooting in their own words

February 9, 2019

Survivors of the Quebec City mosque shooting, and loved ones of those who were slain, expressed frustration and confusion on Friday after gunman Alexandre Bissonnette was sentenced to 40 years in prison without the possibility of parole. “This person who killed six, left 17 orphans, he’s being given the chance to walk in society again,” said Said […]

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Quebec City mosque shooter sentenced to at least 40 years in prison

February 8, 2019

Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to killing six men at a Quebec City mosque two years ago, will be allowed to ask for parole at the age of 67, a judge decided Friday. Bissonnette, 29, will serve an automatic life sentence for shooting and killing the men at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan. […]

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Ireland didn’t have a proper ice hockey rink — then some Canadians got involved

February 8, 2019

It’s an unspoken rule of international relations: if you want an ice rink, call the Canadians. After almost 10 years of not having what they considered a suitable space, the Irish Ice Hockey Association has managed to secure funding for a year-round ice rink in the Republic of Ireland, said the president of a local hockey club. […]

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