Matt D'Amours

Journalist

Matt D'Amours is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Québec Solidaire's $47B transit plan for Montreal may not be realistic, experts say

During the election campaign, Québec Solidaire unveiled a bold, $47-billion plan to revamp public transit in Montreal. But is it realistic?
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Quebec woman loses thousands after clicking on a Facebook ad

Harpreet Sahota was looking for a way to earn some extra income so she could work a little less and invest in her home. She had heard plenty of cryptocurrency success stories, so she decided to give it a go. Now she is in debt, and trying warn others.

As Brossard's home prices keep rising, challenges mount for first-time buyers

Brokers have seen an 80 per cent spike in median single-family home prices in the area over the last five years. And now, bidding wars are becoming more common.

Budget woes complicate plans to improve bus service on Montreal's South Shore

A major issue right now is funding the new bus service, after the pandemic wiped out much of the revenue that normally comes in from fares and passes.

As Brossard imagines a new downtown, residents are invited to have their say

The citizens of Brossard have a chance to share their vision of what the new downtown should be.

Why a growing number of Asian candidates are running for office in Brossard

City council hopeful Xixi Li has lived in the city for more than 20 years, and she doesn't think there's ever been this much Asian representation in an election here.

After couple tests positive for COVID-19 in long-term care, husband dies on wedding anniversary

Betty and Norman Wilson, who had known each other for decades before getting married in their 80s, recently contracted COVID-19 while living at the Manoir West Island. Last week, Norman passed away on the couple's ninth wedding anniversary.

Montreal kicks Airbnb renters out of condemned apartment building

Montreal officials had to once again kick Airbnb guests out of a Pointe-Saint-Charles apartment building that was deemed unsafe for inhabitation more than two years ago.

Evictions on the rise as Montreal's vacancy rate hits 15-year low

Michelle Tompkins and her husband want to fight the repossession, but they're also looking at other apartments. She says many units in the area are out of their price range, and with a three-year-old son, the family is on edge.

Saint-Henri food bank operates like a grocery store, but free of charge

Montreal's Welcome Hall Mission is meeting the growing demand for food with a unique concept.

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