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Paul St-Pierre Plamondon wins PQ leadership, pledges to rebuild party

Article content continued “The PQ is a party that needs rebuilding, we can’t hide that,” he said. For St-Pierre Plamondon, a bilingual Oxford and McGill educated lawyer and father of two, perseverance paid off. He ran for the job in the 2016 race, placing fourth to eventual winner Jean-François Lisée with 6.84 per cent of …

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Coronavirus live updates: Hospitalizations, ICU admissions on the rise in Quebec

Article content continued Read our full story. 11:55 a.m. No mask exemptions without a valid medical reason: Quebec College of Physicians Quebec’s College of Physicians is reminding its members that doctors’ notes allowing individuals not to wear face masks only be issued for valid medical reasons. Read our full story. 11:30 a.m. Updated charts: Quebec …

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Josh Freed: Montreal’s great COVID roads experiment

Article content Welcome to Covidtown Street Laboratories, a vast new Montreal experiment in how we use our city, after Hurricane COVID-19 ripped through town. With many Montrealers planning summer “staycations” in Kitchenland and Balconville, city hall says it wants to make Montreal a people-friendly summer “laboratory.” IT is  experimenting with everything from “sanitary walking corridors” …

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Brownstein: Somebody Feed Phil gives Montreal foodies a Netflix treat

Article content continued Nor are there any visits to Mount Royal, the Botanical Gardens, or the city’s most renowned shrine, the old Montreal Forum. Regardless, it’s fairly evident that Phil has tumbled madly for this city. But while he takes his grub seriously, Phil clearly takes himself far less seriously. He’s more Ray Romano than …

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Allison Hanes: The Two Solitudes of COVID-19

Article content Three days after the Institut national de santé publique du Québecreleased dire projections for the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montreal, Premier François Legault sought on Monday to offer reassurance. But Legault’s words of comfort were not directed at alarmed Montrealers. No, his message was aimed at Quebecers in the regions who …

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Arthritis patients become collateral damage in war against COVID-19

Article content Some arthritis patients in Quebec are emerging as collateral damage of the province’s war on COVID-19. Quebec health officials decided last month — with some exceptions — to temporarily suspend sales of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Quebec cited the …

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Irish Montrealers hold moment of silence to honour unearthed remains

A small group, including Fergus Keyes (director of Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation), Victor Boyle (president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians) and Donovan King, left to right, gathered at the Black Rock monument in Montreal on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 to share thoughts and prayers for those who lie buried at the Black Rock …

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Early winter has Old Brewery Mission opening overflow shelter a month sooner

An overflow shelter for the homeless set to open for the winter Monday night on the site of the former Royal Victoria Hospital will have 150 beds – up from 82 last year. And because winter came early, the shelter is opening a month earlier than last year. It will remain open through April.Last winter, …

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Quebec names female civilian to lead Sûreté du Québec

Quebec Public Security Minister ⁦Geneviève Guilbault, left, introduces Johanne Beausoleil, the new interim head of ⁦ Sûreté du Québec, to the media in Quebec City on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Twitter / Montreal Gazette QUEBEC — For the first time in Quebec’s history, a woman will lead the Sûreté du Québec, which is getting its …

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