For the first time in half a century, a political party is in a good position to take the Liberal fortress of Jean-Talon on Dec. 2.
The electors of the Quebec City riding will choose who succeeds Sébastien Proulx, who retired from politics in August. Premier François Legault announced the byelection on Sunday, and named his party’s candidate. Full story here.
Going in, there was a lot of talk of how this year’s ADISQ Gala, Quebec’s annual music-awards ceremony, was going to be all about the cool new wave. And there was no shortage of new-generation stars taking home hardware Sunday night at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts, starting with Loud, Quebec’s reigning rap kingpin, who won as best male artist.
But there were also plenty of veterans taking top honours, including Ginette Reno, Michel Rivard and Coeur de pirate, the latter who has to be considered something of a vet at this point, 11 years into her career. Full story here.
“The city of Montreal unequivocally rejects all forms of racism and discrimination,” states a recent consultation document for hearings on systemic racism.
But to Bienné Blémur, those words sound like empty talk.
For three years, the 63-year-old stage technician has been fighting for justice, after he was publicly called a “f***ing n*****” and reassigned without explanation while working at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Full story here.
There was major news for Montreal drivers on the front page of the Montreal Gazette on Oct. 28, 1960.
“Completion of the long-awaited cross-island Metropolitan Boulevard came another step closer to reality yesterday with the announcement that the expressway will be a link in the Trans-Canada Highway,” we reported. Full story here.