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Montreal hikes residential taxes 4.1 per cent, highest since 2010

The City of Montreal announced an average tax rate increase of 4.1 per cent for residential properties in the city centre on Tuesday. It will be the highest tax increase since 2010. Residential property taxes collected by the city centre will go up an average of 4.1 per cent in 2023.

Mayor Valerie Plante unveils Montreal's 2023 budget on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (CTV News)

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Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train of Lights visits Montreal Sunday night

After two years of virtual activities due to the pandemic, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has resumed its food bank tour and stopped in the Montreal area on Sunday night. The train visited Montreal's west end and offered a free festive concert, and then did the same in Beaconsfield later in the evening.

For the first time since 2019, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual journey through Canada and the U.S. to bring live music and raise holiday spirits across the regions. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Canadian Pacific/Neil Zeller

ARCTIC SHIFT TO CLEAN ENERGY

Inuit community leads Arctic shift to clean energy: hydroelectric project to replace diesel

For many years, Inukjuak, like many communities in the north, has relied on diesel to heat homes, keep the lights on, and power its institutions. Now, for the first time in the region, construction is underway on a massive hydroelectric project. When it's completed, it will replace diesel at the community's primary source of energy, and provide a surplus which Inukjuak will sell to Hydro-Quebec.

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Overcoming the past | Canada's history in Inukjuak

Inuit in Inukjuak are still overcoming the effects of Canadian influence in their home. In this extended interview, Inukjuak's former mayor, the late Simeonie Nalukturuk describes, in his own words, the residential school system, the dog slaughter, and the forced Arctic relocation. CONTENT WARNING -- This interview contains details some may find distressing.

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IN PICTURES | Inukjuak to leave diesel behind

Inukjuak is one of 14 Inuit communities in Nunavik, the northernmost region of Quebec. Take a look at some scenes from there, as community members prepare to stop using diesel, which presently provides for the bulk of the municipality's energy needs.

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT | Concordia project: Green energy reporting and Call to Action 86

This is a story about Inuit resilience, self-determination and true climate leadership. The day before this site went live on CTV, the documentaries were screened at Uquutaq High School in Inukjuak. Next up, we will screen with the Indigenous Clean Energy team at the Canada Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The focus is on Indigenous communities leading the way in Canada’s energy transition.

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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage countrywide.

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