Quebec coroner’s office to launch public inquest into Joyce Echaquan’s death

Production Code: A0193 By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours at the Canadian PressSun Oct 04 2020, 18:35:47 MONTREAL — A public inquest into the death of an Indigenous woman who filmed herself being insulted by Quebec hospital staff hours before she died will be launched as soon as possible, the province’s chief coroner announced. Pascale Descary said the […]

Quebec court acquits author, declares part of child pornography law invalid

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has acquitted an author of a child pornography charge in connection with fictional scenes in the writer’s horror novel. Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard also ruled that certain articles of Canada’s child pornography laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and are therefore invalid. Yvan Godbout was charged with producing child […]

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 […]

Quebec issues provincewide street check guidelines; rights groups raise concerns

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian PressSat Aug 22 2020 15:15 MONTREAL — The Quebec government has issued provincewide guidelines to police forces regarding street checks, but the policy is raising concerns from various rights groups. Quebec’s Public Security Department released the guidelines Friday afternoon, in a four−page document that stipulates the practice of stopping of […]