Police fire teargas in Montreal protest

Police deployed teargas without warning onto demonstrators in Montreal during last weekend’s peaceful anti-lockdown protest. It’s estimated that at least 3,000-5,000 people attended the protest, where demonstrators voiced their concerns about Premier Legault’s lockdown measures. Police were out in full force on the streets, using megaphones to threaten crowds with hefty thousand-dollar fines for disobeying […]

[WATCH] Anti-lockdown groups orchestrate Santa Claus “parade protest” in Toronto

TORONTO — Today, anti-lockdown groups held their own Santa “parade protest” in lieu of the city-run annual parade, cancelled due to COVID-19. At noon, the parade floats and hundreds of attendees gathered at the starting point at Yonge-Dundas Square, continuing north on Yonge St until 3 PM. Santa took photos with children and distributed toys […]

First Nation calls for equitable health-care access following death of Joyce Echaquan

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, The Canadian Press  Mon Nov 16 2020 13:36:27 MONTREAL — Sipi Flamand says it’s long overdue that Quebec guarantees equal access to health care for Indigenous peoples in the province. Flamand, vice-chief of Manawan, an Atikamekw community about 250 kilometres north of Montreal, helped craft a list of recommendations submitted Monday to the […]

Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian PressSun Sep 20 2020 20:14 MONTREAL — Quebec’s COVID-19 case numbers hit their highest numbers since the end of May this weekend, but Alexandre Laberge-Ayotte wasn’t worried. Laberge-Ayotte and a handful of other protesters stood outside a Montreal subway station on Saturday, chanting “Liberty!” and waving Quebec flags in one […]

Lobster protests: Nova Scotia RCMP arrest two at wharf in Weymouth

By Michael MacDonaldFri Sep 18 2020 19:20:42   WEYMOUTH, N.S. — Two people face assault charges after being arrested Friday at a wharf in western Nova Scotia, where there were reports of ugly confrontations over a First Nation’s commercial lobster fishing operation.   Some non-Indigenous fishermen say they believe the Indigenous business is illegal because […]