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Visible minorities feel less safe than other Canadians: Statistics Canada

MONTREAL — Visible minorities, particularly Arabs and West Asians, feel less safe walking alone in their neighbourhoods after dark than do other Canadians, according to a Statistics Canada survey released


The three accused in Lac-Megantic disaster won’t testify at their trial

A firefighter walks by rubble on the train crash site in Lac-Megantic, Que., Sunday, July 14, 2013. The three men charged in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people

Business News

Hydropothecary cannabis expansion plans to put it among top producers in Canada

GATINEAU, Que. — Shares of Hydropothecary Corp. were up nearly 18 per cent after the licensed medical cannabis producer announced plans that will see it further grow its operations in


Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to head to space station in 2018

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques discusses his upcoming mission to the International Space Station at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Saint Hubert, Que. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN


MTY Food Group growing beyond the food court with deal to buy Imvescor for $248M

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. is growing beyond the shopping mall food court with a $248-million stock-and-cash deal to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. and its full-service restaurant and

Business News

Transcontinental sells 12 small Quebec newspapers to Groupe Lexis Media

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. has sold 12 Quebec newspapers and their related web properties to Groupe Lexis Media Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Under the

News Politics

Federal Health Minister discusses opioid crisis on first official Montreal visit

MONTREAL — The country’s ongoing opioid crisis topped the agenda on Monday during Ginette Petitpas Taylor’s first official visit to Montreal as federal health minister. Petitpas Taylor met with a


Hockey: Canadiens loan defenceman Victor Mete to Canada’s junior national team

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete (53) and Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov.


British champ Saunders goads Canada’s Lemieux ahead of title fight

Boxer Billy Joe Saunders poses for a photograph in Toronto on Thursday, November 30, 2017. As a peace offering, British champion Saunders has promised to give David Lemieux a kiss

Business International News

Stay request at insider trading trial for ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov, others

MONTREAL — Even before the first witnesses could be heard at a rare insider trading case that involves former Amaya CEO David Baazov and others, lawyers representing the accused attemped


Fingerlings propel Quebec company to Christmas retail success

MONTREAL — Just like for a Christmas cookie, there’s a recipe that goes into the making of a best-selling toy. Each year, toymakers hope they’ve found the perfect balance of

News Politics

Municipal party named after former Montreal mayor changes moniker

MONTREAL — The municipal party branded after the former mayor of Montreal has changed its name. Equipe Denis Coderre is now called Mouvement Montreal. It was forced into the name

Arts & Culture News

Sexual misconduct, Rozon affair front and centre at Olivier gala

Francois Bellefeuille holds up his trophy at the gala Olivier awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, December 10, 2017. The sexual misconduct scandal that has dominated Quebec’s entertainment headlines this year

Business News

SNC-Lavalin reaches agreement to repay Quebec municipalities for contracts

MONTREAL — Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has reached agreement to pay restitution to seven Quebec municipalities for obtaining contracts through questionable means. Neil Bruce, CEO of the Montreal-based engineering and construction