(News feed from the Montreal Gazette)
- Premier Couillard warns of ‘difficult changes’ ahead
Sworn in Wednesday as Quebec's 31st premier, along with his new 26-minister cabinet, Philippe Couillard warned of "difficult changes" ahead, saying Quebecers have been "spending more than our means for a long time."
- Quebec chief electoral officer stepping down
GAZETTE QUEBEC BUREAU QUEBEC – Jacques Drouin, who has held the position since 2010, is retiring as Quebec’s chief electoral officer.
- City triples budget for ash borer battle
Facing the loss of thousands of ash trees, the city of Montreal is more than tripling the amount of money it will spend this year to try to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer.
- Disciplinary committee hearing for Montreal surgeon begins
WITH VIDEO: It has been four years since Ivan Todorov died following surgery to remove part of his liver by a prominent Montreal specialist.
- Lack of supervision at Transport Quebec, inquiry told
A lack of proper supervision by Transport Quebec on a multi-million dollar project in the town of St-Gilles-de-Lotbinière allowed a local engineering firm to effortlessly cheat taxpayers out of $200,000, the Charbonneau Commission heard on Thursday. The man in charge of reviewing complaints made to Quebec’s Order of Engineers told Justice France Charbonneau that the scheme hatched by engineering firm BPR in the mid-2000s was “very cleverly done” and would have gone unnoticed had another firm not flagged it to his office.
- Forum to discuss new visions for hospitals on Mount Royal
For as long as Montreal’s two superhospitals have been under discussion, it has been clear that new uses must be found for the buildings that house the Royal Victoria Hospital on Mount Royal and the Hotel-Dieu Hospital on St-Urbain St.
- Free the Children ambassador hasn’t let amputations slow him down
Spencer West's message for children in Quebec: You can make a difference.
- New repair project adds to N.D.G. traffic headaches
The long season of traffic headaches for residents of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough will extend into the summer and beyond.
- Councillor apologizes for saying separatists should be eradicated like bugs
A councillor for the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace borough has apologized for comments he made on April 8 saying separatists should be eradicated like bugs.
- Attack sheds light on plight of Montreal sex workers
It was just before sunrise on Tuesday in eastern Montreal when police received the call.