Craig Desson


Craig Desson is a producer and journalist at CBC Montreal. He was born in Montreal and has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, Germany and Sierra Leone.

Latest from Craig Desson

What we can learn about the future of rail from its past

The train used to be a romantic and luxurious mode of transportation, with companies competing for passengers. But in the last century, cars and airplanes have edged out an option that — with the right investment and infrastructure — could be a cheaper and greener alternative in Canada.

Quebec COVID restrictions are loosening, but jails are still putting inmates in solitary to quarantine

Life in Quebec is the freest it's been in months. Restaurants and bars are open. So are theatres, gyms and concert halls. The entire province is considered a low-risk "green zone." In provincial jails, though, it's a different story, and some lawyers are speaking out about quarantine practices.

It's Saturday night in Montreal and food-delivery drivers rule the roads

With dining rooms closed and a curfew in effect, Montrealers can no longer enjoy meals out on a Saturday night. But food-delivery drivers are bringing the food to them at home.

Canada's prison watchdog calls out federal corrections for 'extreme' confinement as COVID-19 cases surge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking into a report by the federal correctional investigator that concludes the human rights of prisoners are being violated due to measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Young Indigenous people see their future at stake in the Wet'suwet'en crisis

Issues of land, sovereignty and reconciliation have been at the heart of the barricades that went up across Canada after the RCMP conducted raids on Wet'suwet'en territory in early February.  
Walking With

Take a walk through Kaie Kellough's Montreal of poetry, seditious cafes and immigrant vitality

The Montreal poet takes us on tour of the Plateau, a neighborhood of spiral staircases, cafes and artist haunts that have inspired his poetry and shaped his life.

New tour of Montreal's Stewart Museum highlights its use as a WW2 internment camp

For three years during the Second World War, the historic British fort that today houses Montreal's Stewart Museum was an internment camp for 400 Italians who had been living and working in the United Kingdom.

Montreal's glacier: Where the snow survived summer

Montreal's blustery winter of 2018 left so much snow that about 175,000 cubic metres still haven't melted at the city's largest snow dump.

How Montreal's Habitat 67 is inspiring a new generation of apartments in Asia

Montreal's Habitat 67 showed that high-density urban housing could be built without making people feel like they've been crammed into a concrete shoebox. That kind of building is now in high demand in countries such as China and Singapore.

Go inside the Montreal house where gamers play, practise and live

Since February, members of the Montreal Rebellion esports team have been living and practising their craft in a six-bedroom house in Montreal's Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood.