Offering a gay person any kind of therapy aimed at changing their sexual orientation, supposedly "turning them straight," will soon be banned in Quebec. The province's minister of justice tabled a bill banning conversion therapy on Thursday.
The owners of the famous, or infamous, street-trotting alligator that got loose in Montreal last year are facing serious charges over their handling of the gator—not over its trip through the streets but over the treatment of children in the care of the gator's owners.
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.
The CHSLD Sainte-Croix long-term care home south of Montreal was spared from COVID-19's devastating toll on seniors' centres in the first wave of the pandemic, but during the second wave, the home is dealing with a major outbreak.
Restaurant owners are asking Quebec Premier François Legault to do the right thing. They say they feel betrayed after adjusting their dining rooms during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and are claiming the right to welcome customers again.
They may be seen as pandemic heroes, but nurses were in short supply at Quebec hospitals even before COVID-19. Now, their unions say, they're wearing out and will step up protests over contract negotiations.
The member of the national assembly (MNA) for Marquette and official opposition spokesperson for sports, recreation and healthy lifestyles Enrico Ciccone presented a bill to the National Assembly on Wednesday that would ban fighting in sports involving persons under the age of 18.
The Monteregie East on Montreal's South Shore holds the prize for the worst healthcare professional to patient ratios, according to the Interprofessional Health Federation of Quebec (FIQ), which unveiled its list of CHSLDs in the province on Wednesday.
The FTQ-Construction and the Steelworkers union are calling for rapid intervention from Minister of Labour Jean Boulet to better protect workers on Quebec's road construction sites, the day after another CNESST report on the death of a road construction flagger.
There's one exception to COVID-19 rules, Quebec Premier François Legault clarified in a press conference on Tuesday. People who live alone can have visitors over, just not groups of visitors, he said.