There’s little doubt in Emilie Dubois’ own mind about her ability to speak French — after all, it’s her native tongue.
But the Quebec government doesn’t see Dubois’ bona fides the way she does, having denied her permanent residency in the province because part of her PhD thesis was written in English. Full story here.
Middle-linebacker Henoc Muamba long has been considered the Alouettes’ defensive leader. But first and foremost, he’s a proud Canadian and team player.
The 30-year-old veteran learned on Thursday he’s the East Division finalist as the most outstanding Canadian. Muamba also was the Als’ nominee in the outstanding defensive player category.
Meanwhile, receiver Jake Wieneke also made it to the next round after being named the division finalist as most outstanding rookie. Full story here.
The Supreme Court of Canada will decide next week whether a Westmount naturopath should be found criminally responsible for the death of an 84-year-old man she was treating in a case that dates back more than a decade. Full story here.
Perhaps it’s all the construction rattling the rose bushes in Town of Mount Royal, but the island’s “garden city” has awakened as a hotbed of activism.
For the third time in four months, residents of the affluent suburb rebelled against the local council this week. Full story here.
If you thought the biggest controversy over Halloween in Quebec was the overzealous attempt by Montreal and other municipalities to reschedule trick-or-treating because of rain, you thought wrong.
A week after #Halloweengate, it’s Québec solidaire MNA Catherine Dorion’s cheeky costume that continues to rankle. Full column here.
Last November, while Alouettes players went home for a fourth consecutive non-playoff season, Patrick Levels was winning a Grey Cup with Calgary after he and the Stampeders lost the championship game the year before.
The Als have only four players — John Bowman, Kristian Matte, Martin Bédard and the newly signed Gabriel Knapton — remaining from 2014, when the team reached the East Division final. In other words, Levels could be a calming influence and valuable resource as Montreal prepares for Sunday’s semifinal playoff game at home against Edmonton. Full story here.
Montreal’s chamber of commerce joined the chorus of criticism against the government plan to restrict access to a student immigration program, and was promptly chastised by the premier Thursday. The business lobby was supported by the rectors of Montreal’s universities, who said limiting the numbers of international applicants would impoverish Quebec’s future. Full story here.