Politicians and advocacy groups alike are calling for systemic change after an Atikamekw woman recorded her final moments at a hospital in Joliette, Que., including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who said the video shows 'the worst form of racism.'
Despite women being the most at risk of being killed by their violent partners after having already left them, there remains a lack of second-stage shelters in Quebec, and in other provinces, according to the people that run them.
Faced with criticism, Quebec Premier Francois Legault has flown to the rescue of his Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs Sylvie D'Amours, and ensures that she is taking concrete action on the Viens report.
Following opening remarks made in English by Liberal leader Dominique Anglade, CAQ Minister Responsible for the French Language Simon Jolin-Barrette presented a motion reiterating French as the language of communication in the National Assembly.
New research suggests Black, South Asian and Indigenous Canadians are far more likely than white Canadians to have multiple medical conditions putting them at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19, and the author behind the study is urging the federal government to track how the virus is affecting minority groups.
Montreal police (SPVM) officers patrolling Henri-Bourassa Blvd. near Lacordaire Blvd. spotted the fire around 3 a.m., and went straight to the scene where a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary object was found burning on the sidewalk. The officers put the fire out within minutes.
In a last ditch effort to keep their establishments afloat, two Quebec bar owners associations have sent a letter to Premier Francois Legault, proposing even stricter regulations on capacity and distancing, in order to avoid a complete shutdown.
Health Canada has approved a new rapid nasal swab for COVID-19, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that 'in the coming weeks,' Canadians will be able to access the new test that can deliver results within minutes.
Five bonuses received by thousands of workers in the health and education sectors - plumbers, electricians, psychologists - were due to expire on September 30. The bonuses can add up to several thousand dollars per worker.
The press release issued by Quebec's Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs in the wake of the death of Joyce Echaquan is an 'insult,' according to the official opposition, who says D’Amours is no longer fit to hold the position.