Quebec provincial police have arrested three Montreal men they say are behind a widespread identity theft operation that stole personal information from scores of Quebec teachers and education workers.
'Quebec was born in French, and it will stay French,' French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette said at a news conference on Tuesday. He added that the changes won't impact services available for English-speaking Quebecers.
A false hostage threat in central Montreal on Friday led to a major police operation, the evacuation of dozens of people, a rare 'Code Orange' preparation at a local hospital and the lockdown of a daycare.
At a news conference Thursday morning, Mayor Valerie Plante announced six new measures and $6 million in funding aimed at enticing Montrealers to visit shopping arteries and buy from local merchants when checking off their shopping lists.