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Toronto vs Montreal: A tale of two cities off the ice

Given hockey's place in Canadian culture, the old animosity between the Leafs and the Habs is an entry point for understanding the dynamic between the cities. But the differences between Canada's largest cities invite other comparisons in sports, culture and business.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) and Toronto Maple Leafs centre Mitch Marner (16) battle for the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

COVID-19 in Quebec


Opinion: Misled into heeding the call for AstraZeneca

With 200,000 doses available, a window of opportunity was briefly opened to those of us over 45 years of age. At the time, despite growing international concerns about the possible link to rare blood clots, our government, public health advisors, and medical specialists assured the population that science and statistics supported the safe use of this vaccine in Canada. Some of those who took the dose now regret it.

A sign is seen at a walk-in COVID-19 in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Quebecers 45 and over can now get the AstraZeneca vaccine across the province.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Opinion: There always seems to be a good excuse to rezone our agricultural land

When it comes to agricultural rezoning in Quebec, it’s always the same story. Local producers denounce it, environmental groups speak out against it, and governments decree it to go ahead anyway. This is precisely what happened when the Legault government authorized land rezoning in Beauharnois for the construction of a Google data centre.

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