(News feed from the Montreal Gazette)
- The legal quagmire of Lac-Mégantic
Nine months after a runaway oil train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people and destroying a large chunk of the town, a plan for financially compensating disaster victims is taking shape.
- Montreal teen awarded for diabetes research
Work on protein at Jewish General Hospital garners science fair prize
- Bal en Blanc returns to its roots for 20th anniversary
Easter weekend in Montreal is synonymous with chocolate rabbits, religious observances… and electronic dance music, thanks to the ever-popular all-night dance party Bal en Blanc, which turns 20 this year.
- Monday Calendar: April 21-27
News events of the week ahead
- Unrepentant cop shooter about to go free
When Claude Forget was sentenced to a 20-year prison term for shooting two police officers in 1994, he went to prison as a hardened criminal.
- Josh Freed: In today’s wired world, it’s hard to escape being spied upon
Please consult my column privacy agreement before continuing at no.privacy.josh.org.dot. It’s 99 pages long but may be summarized as “your data is my data.” The latest Internet stalker is out there, scaring us all out of our wits and our passwords.
- Hundreds join Montreal Way of Cross procession
Several hundred Montrealers took part in the annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession.
- Water begins receding in Richelieu and Chaudière rivers
Officials and residents were keeping a wary eye on rivers and lakes across Quebec on Friday as several towns began mopping up after a mid-week flood.
- A ‘government of all Quebecers,’ Couillard says
QUEBEC — Premier-designate Philippe Couillard said Thursday, at the close of a swearing-in ceremony for 68 of the 70 Liberals elected in the provincial election last week, that Quebecers “judged us worthy of their confidence.” “We will not disappoint them,” Couillard said.
- Fresh allegations of past Liberal misdeeds fail to dampen Couillard’s spirit
As the Liberal MNAs who will form the new majority government took the oath of office in Quebec City, the party was haunted by fresh allegations of past misdeeds.