Highlights / Montreal

Economy, Environment

The Port of Montreal Gold Cane tradition

It’s a tradition going back 181 years and more. The captain of the first ship to make it to Montreal in the new year is awarded a gold-topped cane. The idea goes back to the when the harbour commission was» 

Indigenous, Society

Montreal monument dedicated to John A. Macdonald vandalized once again

On the eve of Halloween, a Montreal statue dedicated to Sir John A Macdonald was once again covered with paint by a group of so-called “anti-colonial zombies”. The statue, located on Place du Canada in downtown Montreal, was covered with» 

L-R : Levon Sevunts, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.25,26,27,

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marc (video of show at bottom) Arab World Festival-Montreal This weekend marks the start of the 20th year for the Arab World Festival,/ Festival du Monde Arabe  (FMA) in Montreal. The idea is to showcase elements» 

Politics, Society

Quebec vandals strike again

The now over a century old Montreal statues to a couple of famous historical figures have to be among of the cleanest around. That’s because they have been a regular target of socialist, leftist vandals who spray paint on them» 

Arts and Entertainment

South Asian films to screen in Montreal

Screenings of 24 award-winning films from South Asia will take place at Concordia University in Montreal on Oct. 25 to 27 and November 1 to 3, 2019.  Organizers promise “an eclectic choice of inspiring and thought-provoking films with a focus» 

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.»