Highlights / Montreal

Economy, International, Society

Climate protesters hit Montreal commuters

Demonstrations yesterday by climate activists blocked  thousands  of commuters in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, in addition to several other cities around the world including New York, London, Dublin, Berlin, Wellington, and Sydney. The action resulted in many arrests» 

Arts and Entertainment

Exhibition to showcase Inuit art from Atlantic Canada

A new exhibition featuring the work of 25 known and emerging Inuit artists from Altlantic Canada is coming to Montreal in October. Nunatsiavut — Our Beautiful Land will showcase more than forty artworks by established and emerging artists, and will» 

Politics

Trudeau security detail tackled protester at Montreal climate march

Police tackled a man who approached Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau at the Montreal climate strike on Friday afternoon. Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two eldest children, was marching in the large crowd and waving at people when the incident» 

International, Politics

Freeland revokes approval of Assad-friendly Syrian honorary consul

Canada is revoking its approval of an “unapologetic supporter” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as that country’s honorary consul in Montreal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday. A day after she said she was “shocked” by her own department’s» 

International, Politics

Freeland to look into approval of Assad-friendly Syrian honorary consul

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she has ordered a review of a decision by officials in her own department to approve the candidacy of an “unapologetic supporter” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as that country’s honorary consul in Montreal.» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Mistubishi Aircraft to create new centre in Montreal

Japanese giant Mitsubishi announced today it will will open an engineering centre in Montreal’s region whose first mission will be to work on the certification of its long delayed M90 regional aircraft. Last June, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) acquired the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Passing of a jazz legend, Vic Vogel

Vic Vogel has died in Montreal at age 84.  A legendary jazz figure in Montreal, he was also a musical icon throughout the world in jazz circles. According to a posting on Facebook in French, English and Spanish the pianist,» 

Economy, Health, International, Religion

Quebec rules for safety over turbans, religious beliefs

After years of litigation that began in 2006, the highest court in the province of Quebec has ruled workplace safety comes before religious beliefs. The ruling concerns Sikh truckdrivers who had challenged a requirement to wear safety helmets when leaving» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

E-scooter, e-bike users and companies to be fined if wrongly parked in Montreal

The city of Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, is fed up with badly parked electric scooters and is going to go after the bad riders. The regulations governing these self-service vehicles have been amended and, as of October» 

Environment, Politics

Greta Thunberg coming to Montreal to take part in climate march

After having sailed across the Atlantic to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg will be hitting the road again, heading to Montreal at the end of the month to take»