Colin Harris

Journalist

Colin Harris is a journalist with CBC in Montreal.

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Victims of fraudulent CERB claims left with higher tax bill until CRA can investigate

Data provided by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre shows there were more than 8,500 cases of identity theft related to CERB reported across the country by the end of January. But that number is likely to rise now that Canadians are doing their taxes.

Concerned over rise in domestic violence, Quebec advocates look to province for help

The Quebec government has promised more funding for women's shelters, as well as an action plan, but community groups say that isn't enough.

Pharmacists will soon administer vaccines as coronavirus variants spread in Montreal

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Health Minister Christian Dubé said vaccines are the province's best tool in preventing the variant first detected in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more contagious, from taking hold elsewhere in the province.

Mass vaccination campaign launches in Montreal with snags, frustration and joy

The opening of mass vaccination centres — notably at the Palais des congrès and Olympic Stadium, which each have the capacity to administer 3,000 vaccines per day — comes just over a year since the first known case of COVID-19 was detected in the city.
Black Changemakers

They created a space for Black girls to read together and share their experiences

The idea behind creating the Montreal book club Black Girls Gather, its founders say, was to make something they wish had existed when they were younger.
Out of the Dark

How to cope with winter isolation during the pandemic

The pandemic is a difficult time for everyone, and experts say it's important to remember that there is a lot right now that is beyond our control. We've compiled some ways to help cope with winter isolation and to know when you should consider getting professional help.

Known as 'Beadman,' Oskenontona Philip Deering sees a bright future for an ancient tradition

Deering sees working with beads as a way for people to connect with each other, predating modern language — even going back millennia.

Young climate activists say Quebec needs to be more ambitious with green plan

CBC Montreal's Daybreak spoke with two young activists who were among the hundreds of thousands of people marching for action on climate change about what they thought of Quebec's plan.

Domestic abuse survivors rediscover themselves through fashion project Renaître

When the project began, designer Rachel-Diane Epoupa said many weren't confident in how they would be able to contribute. But as the weeks went on, their confidence grew.
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Limit contact with grandparents, public health urges Montrealers as community spread grows

Montreal’s director of public health says a worrying trend is emerging in the second wave of COVID-19 cases in the city — a growing share of new cases are those 65 and older.

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